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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... job.  BB To Employers, p.138  
"Oh no," said my friend, "this chap is either through with liquor, or he is minus a job.


2.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... job.  BB To Employers, p.146  
If he is, and is still trying to recover, he will tell you about it even if it means the loss of his job.


3.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... job.  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.179  
I drank all I dared in the bar, and then went to my room to finish the job.


4.
View CONTENTS   ... job.  12&12 Contents (Step Six), p.6  
The beginning of a lifetime job.


5.
View STEP SIX essay   ... job.  12&12 Step Six, p.65  
So Step Six -- "Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character" -- is A.A.'s way of stating the best possible attitude one can take in order to make a beginning on this lifetime job.


6.
View STEP EIGHT essay   ... job.  12&12 Step Eight, p.79  
Our business associates didn't suffer, because we were usually on the job.


7.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... job.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.113  
We lose that good job.


8.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... job?  12&12 Tradition Six, p.157  
But what kind of person should head the job?


9.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... job.  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
"Of course I can't take the job.


10.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... job."  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
"Nevertheless," we pointed out, "you still have a legal right to take this job."


11.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... job.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
If we hired an alcoholic, he'd receive only what we'd have to pay a nonalcoholic for the same job.


12.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... job at a hospital in New York.  12&12 Tradition Two, p.136  
"One day I was doing a Twelfth Step job at a hospital in New York.


13.
View HOW IT WORKS chapter   ... job at the office -- security; self esteem ...  BB How It Works, p.65  
Mr. Brown -- Brown may get my job at the office -- security; self esteem (fear).


14.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... job, can talk to a man with ...  BB To Employers, p.146  
An alcoholic who has recovered, but holds a relatively unimportant job, can talk to a man with a better position.


15.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... job categories of commercial organizations. These A.A.'s ...  12&12 Tradition Eight (Note), p.169  
(*) The work of present-day staff members has no counterpart among the job categories of commercial organizations. These A.A.'s bring a wide range of business and professional experience to their service at The General Service Office.


16.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... job destroy my confidence and fill me ...  12&12 Step Four, p.51  
Did fear and inferiority about my fitness for my job destroy my confidence and fill me with conflict?


17.
View STEP SIX essay   ... job for me.  12&12 Step Six, p.63  
I simply couldn't stop drinking, and no human being could seem to do the job for me.


18.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... job from which we recoil.  12&12 Step Seven, p.73  
We will want to be rid of some of these defects, but in some instances this will appear to be an impossible job from which we recoil.


19.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... job if it were known.  BB Into Action, p.78  
We have already admitted this in confidence to another person, but we are sure we would be imprisoned or lose our job if it were known.


20.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... job in some other way, or prefers ...  BB Working With Others, p.95  
If he thinks he can do the job in some other way, or prefers some other spiritual approach, encourage him to follow his own conscience.


21.
View STEP TEN essay   ... job is to sidestep the traps.  12&12 Step Ten, p.91  
Our first job is to sidestep the traps.


22.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... job like this one?  12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Straightway he appeared at New York's A.A. headquarters, asking, "Is there anything in our tradition that suggests I shouldn't take a job like this one?


23.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... job myself.  BB More About Alcoholism, p.42  
This process snuffed out the last flicker of conviction that I could do the job myself.


24.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... job, no matter how unpromising.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
In those days, we'd go anywhere on a Twelfth Step job, no matter how unpromising.


25.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... job now is to be at the ...  BB Working With Others, p.102  
Your job now is to be at the place where you may be of maximum helpfulness to others, so never hesitate to go anywhere if you can be helpful.


26.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... job of living than he has.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.118  
She naturally feels that for years she has made a far better job of living than he has.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... job, or give him a little financial ...  BB Working With Others, p.96  
If he is, you might try to help him about getting a job, or give him a little financial assistance.


28.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... Job or no job -- wife or no ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


29.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... job she was doing and how she ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
Then we saw that if a hardworking secretary answered the phone dozens of times a day, listened to twenty wailing wives, arranged hospitalization and got sponsorship for ten newcomers, and was gently diplomatic with the irate drunk who complained about the job she was doing and how she was overpaid, then such a person could surely not be called a professional A.A.


30.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... job still looked like a mere means ...  12&12 Step Twelve, p.121  
When a job still looked like a mere means of getting money rather than an opportunity for service, when the acquisition of money for financial independence looked more important than a right dependence upon God, we were still the victims of unreasonable fears.


31.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... job suffers, we fire him.  BB To Employers, p.148  
If a man drinks so much that his job suffers, we fire him.


32.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... job, taking a trip, not taking a ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.31  
Here are some of the methods we have tried: Drinking beer only, limiting the number of drinks, never drinking alone, never drinking in the morning, drinking only at home, never having it in the house, never drinking during business hours, drinking only at parties, switching from scotch to brandy, drinking only natural wines, agreeing to resign if ever drunk on the job, taking a trip, not taking a trip, swearing off forever (with and without a solemn oath), taking more physical exercise, reading inspirational books, going to health farms and sanitariums, accepting voluntary commitment to asylums -- we could increase the list ad infinitum.


33.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... job; then lost it as the result ...  BB Bill's Story, p.4  
I found a job; then lost it as the result of a brawl with a taxi driver.


34.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... job thoroughly, a wonderful light falls upon ...  12&12 Step Four, p.49  
Once we have a complete willingness to take inventory, and exert ourselves to do the job thoroughly, a wonderful light falls upon this foggy scene.


35.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... job to be the task of breaking ...  BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
I now conceive the psychiatrist's job to be the task of breaking down the patient's inner resistance so that which is inside him will flower, as under the activity of the A.A. program."


36.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... job was not to do Twelfth Step ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.168  
The job was not to do Twelfth Step work; it was to make Twelfth Step work possible.


37.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... job well done.  12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
Practically every A.A. member declares that no satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in a Twelfth Step job well done.


38.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... job which took him out of town.  12&12 Tradition Three, p.144  
Quite a while later, Ed got a sales job which took him out of town.


39.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... job -- wife or no wife -- we simply ...  BB Working With Others, p.98  
Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job -- wife or no wife -- we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.


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