HAS YOUR EMPLOYMENT CHOICE BEEN INFLUENCED OR CHANGED BECAUSE YOU ARE GAY.

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    Sep 09, 2010 9:38 PM GMT
    I entered Law Enforcent at a time when it was a dismissable code of conduct offence for being gay. I thought i could keep the lid on, i found out differently. I am wondering if you gave thoughts as to choosing a career that would not conflict with your orientation, or have you changed careers because of it? Keithicon_cool.gif
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    Sep 10, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    Nope, always wanted to work in film and television.
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    Sep 10, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    I only work at places where I know I'd be accepted, though I know that's not always an option for everybody. I don't wear my sexuality on my shirt sleeve though, so people usually can't even tell unless they ask. (Not saying you DO though. I realize that sounded rude, but I didn't mean for it to)
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    Sep 10, 2010 1:55 AM GMT
    The aviation industry is the most bigoted industry I've ever encountered - especially in the upper ranks (owners/CEOs/etc). If you're gay and you're not a damn good pilot, you're out.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    Fresh out of law school I interviewed with a firm where they actually asked me if I had any plans to get married and if not, why not.
    Needless to say this had an influence on my employment choices. At the earliest opportunity I went into practice for myself.
    Oddly enough the issue has never come up since then.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    Yes. Now I want to grow up and be fabulous! Before I just wanted to be a teacher.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    Nope.. law enforcement... been a fulfilling career and has nothing to do with my sexuality.
  • Vaughn

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    Sep 10, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    Stocking shelves all night at a Safeway. Some of my coworkers liked to hate on gays among other things while they faced the shelves. Suggested violence sometimes. I got out of there before they knew what was up.
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    Sep 10, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    vetteset saidI entered Law Enforcent at a time when it was a dismissable code of conduct offence for being gay. I thought i could keep the lid on, i found out differently. I am wondering if you gave thoughts as to choosing a career that would not conflict with your orientation, or have you changed careers because of it? Keithicon_cool.gif


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    Sep 10, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    Not at all, not much my sexuality has to do with Computer Engineering.
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    Sep 10, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    sdgman saidNope.. law enforcement... been a fulfilling career and has nothing to do with my sexuality.

    No sexuality? Aren't there some occasionally interesting possibilities in custodial interrogation?
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    Sep 10, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    nope i work for a company that has a rep for being very laxed so Were all good
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    Sep 10, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    I'm a consultant. No real need to broadcast the fact, although sometimes it becomes challenging when young girls at client sites develop a crush. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 10, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    Not at all.
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    Sep 10, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    When I realized I was gay I had to quit my job as a lumberjack and start a new career in floral design.

  • Descamisado

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    Sep 10, 2010 6:23 AM GMT
    I considered joining the foreign service but didn't because I was afraid being gay would work against me (background checks and what have you).

    If I had know I'd live to see the day the US of A has gay diplomats, I might have reconsidered!
  • JJ_Atoli

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    Sep 10, 2010 6:25 AM GMT
    Yep. I've turned down jobs at hair solans and women's clothing stores.

    I figure I'm already I walking cliche in most ways - why make it worse?
  • charrismd

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    Sep 10, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    I am a pediatrician. I did not come out to myself until I was done with my pediatric residency. During my pulmonary fellowship, I was very concerned about colleagues learning of my sexual orientation. Fortunately, my fellowship director was an out lesbian who was extremely well respected by everyone. She was/is a great role model and helped me come out professionally by showing that it could be done. Certainly, I did have to get over my own internal homophobia....
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    Sep 10, 2010 6:30 AM GMT
    fastfreddie saidWhen I realized I was gay I had to quit my job as a lumberjack and start a new career in floral design.



    YAY glad the good old stuff is still being appreciated! Love the pythons.

    So in my case no, I never chose my career, just ended up in it. Computers aren't that bigoted anyway, they're just... binary
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    Sep 10, 2010 6:30 AM GMT
    fastfreddie saidWhen I realized I was gay I had to quit my job as a lumberjack and start a new career in floral design.



    YAY glad the good old stuff is still being appreciated! Love the pythons.

    So in my case no, I never chose my career, just ended up in it. Computers aren't that bigoted anyway, they're just... binary
  • Leo123

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    Sep 10, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    I work for a multinational company with an extended organizational structure. Never told and never will tell anybody about my orientation. I find it uncomfortable though.. Spending all day with all those people, eventually they get close and you find yourself hiding out - again.. Errr
    But we all need to pay the bills right..
  • Halcyonz

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    Sep 10, 2010 7:01 AM GMT
    I work in an urban public school system. . . . definitely wasn't influenced by my orientation to work here, but I am very aware of it on a daily basis and how it could impact my job. Glad I'm IT though and not a teacher, could be a lot rougher.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Sep 10, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    Not in the least. It had no impact whatsoever.
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    Sep 10, 2010 2:55 PM GMT
    Well, not my sexual orientation had any influence, but the same thing that triggered me coming out: being true to myself. I worked in the financial services industry for 13 years (kinda fell into it), which was ok, but not where my heart was. I am now finishing my degree in Geology/Paleontology which I started 18 years ago, to do something I really want to do, be a Geologist.
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    Sep 10, 2010 3:04 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON said
    vetteset saidI entered Law Enforcent at a time when it was a dismissable code of conduct offence for being gay. I thought i could keep the lid on, i found out differently. I am wondering if you gave thoughts as to choosing a career that would not conflict with your orientation, or have you changed careers because of it? Keithicon_cool.gif


    Why are your threads ALL IN CAPITOL FUCKING LETTERS?


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