Thoughts On Being Gay In The Workforce

Sly

Sly Merritt has a BA in psychology/sociology. MA in clinical psychology. He's a flip flop wearing hippy with a peaceloving mindset. Even pacifists like him know when it's time to do all we can for LGBTQ equality. Sly's views are all opinions not advice.

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  1. Annonymous says:

    I worked for a well known software development company back in 2009 and let me tell you it started to get twisted. First of all I came out to people that I had drink with after work, that was my rule. It worked out out for the most part but when I moved to a very large and well known red state I found a much different world waiting for me. Little did I know it I had moved to a right to work state and my rights as a California worker were about to be bait & switched right out from under me. My company was looking for people who would take the initiative to help them expand for a year out in the boonies. Well I saw that as an opporutnity for advancement and moved on over to scary red state territory where they are a right to work state and they can fire you for being Gay simply because they don’t have to tell you why it is they are firing you. As it turns out there was no ship to come home and once the contacted time had expired we were given papers that switched us over from one set of rights based on California law to a new set of laws under which I was no longer protected. At that point I started getting harassed by my coworkers who kept asking about why they never saw me with any girls. So I notified the assistant manager who in coordination with the HR team wrote up all people involved. After a while of working in more and more isolating conditions I eventually quit and came back home. This country isn’t the worst, but we could still do better I think.

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