Dopers, I want to get a feeling for how unusual this is.
I just changed jobs. Wednesday was my first day at the client site. I’m a contractor working on a DoD project in Northern Virginia. I hope that’s not too specific.
Friday there was a pizza lunch for the project. Before we tore into the food one of the bosses on the government side said a few words about the projects progress in the last year, and then asked someone to lead the blessing over the food.
Someone volunteered to say the blessing. I bowed my head and listened like anyone with a modicum of manners would, but I was wondering if this was at all typical for a workplace in the 21st century U S of A., where lawyers roam free.
If it makes any difference, I’m sure the boss is former military.
We were all pretty much heathens at my last job, so this struck me as odd. I assumed that workplace discussions of religion and politics were no-nos.
Am I right that this is unusual, or just going to heck in a hand basket? Or both?