jibbyboo wrote:I am relatively new to Buddhism, however I've been practicing the virtue of honesty for over a year now. And largely have not told any lies or misrepresented myself.
Therefore when I had an interview for a new job and my boss asked me what I was doing with my time off, I told them.
There is a difference between lying and guarding the truth.
You haven't said specifically what your 'time off' activities include.
if you like to spend your off-hours finding stray animals and torturing them, for example,
an employer might consider thet there may be something wrong with you psychologically.
If it is something that would make a potential employer not want to hire you,
you don't have to mention it.
if you are telling them that you like to spend hours practicing Buddhist meditation,
and if you live in the United States,
then you should stop mentioning your 'religious" activities
because employers are not legally allowed to ask about that
and by mentioning it, you may be disqualifying yourself from being hired
because, if for some reason in the future they felt the need to hire you
if they knew you were a buddhist, because you told them,
you could then potentially make a claim that they wanted to fire you for discriminatory reasons
and no employer wants to take that risk.