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1.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... professional?  12&12 Tradition Two, p.137  
'Don't you realize,' he went on, 'that you can never become a professional?


2.
View CONTENTS   ... professional A.A.'s.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Professional workers are not professional A.A.'s.


3.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... professional A.A.  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.


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... professional A.A.'s.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
They are professional secretaries,(*) but they certainly are not professional A.A.'s.


5.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... professional class.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Alcoholics Anonymous will never have a professional class.


6.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... professional class of therapy.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xix  
It was thought that no alcoholic man or woman could be excluded from our Society; that our leaders might serve but never govern; that each group was to be autonomous and there was to be no professional class of therapy.


7.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... professional experience to their service at The ...  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.


8.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... professional folk, we could not well carry ...  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
Being mostly business or professional folk, we could not well carry on our occupations in such an event.


9.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... professional folk, we could not well carry ...  12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.184  
Being mostly business or professional folk, we could not well carry on our occupations in such an event."


10.
View STEP THREE essay   ... professional friends, we, too, are aware that ...  12&12 Step Three, p.38  
Like our professional friends, we, too, are aware that there are wrong forms of dependence.


11.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... professional man of recognized ability and both ...  BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
My father was a professional man of recognized ability and both my father and mother were most active in church affairs.


12.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... professional men have regained their standing.  BB Bill's Story, p.15  
Business and professional men have regained their standing.


13.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... professional secretaries,(*) but they certainly are not ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.169  
They are professional secretaries,(*) but they certainly are not professional A.A.'s.


14.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... professional success ahead of spiritual development.  BB The Family Afterward, pp.129-130  
Though some of his manifestations are alarming and disagreeable, we think dad will be on a firmer foundation than the man who is placing business or professional success ahead of spiritual development.


15.
View CONTENTS   Professional workers are not professional A.A.'s.  12&12 Contents (Tradition Eight), p.11  
Professional workers are not professional A.A.'s.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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