List the grievances that Jacob accused Laban of perpetrating. Which of Laban’s actions seem most egregious to you? Why do you think Laban has acted the way he has toward Jacob over the 20 years of Jacob’s employment? How has the story of Jacob and Laban impacted your view of workers who complain about injustice in the workplace?
Theft in the workplace is not uncommon. Office employees steal staplers, paper, rubber bands. Restaurant employees steal food. Often, employees justify their actions by saying, “The company doesn’t pay me enough.” After reading about Laban’s actions and Jacob’s “stealing” Laban’s sheep, what do you think of workplace theft?