Choice of Careers Affected By Being Gay?

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    Aug 09, 2008 9:34 AM GMT
    How many of us are from health related professions? Sales professionals? Careers helping others. Was the career choice affected by being gay?
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:33 PM GMT
    No.

    My career choices have mostly been affected by Adrenaline, a couple good ideas, and opportunity.

    I have met gay people in every imaginable field. From Chefs to CEO's, Doctors to Lawyers, Educators to Actors, Cops to Barista's, Woodworkers to Firemen, Car Mechanics to Construction Workers, and everything in between.

    The only limits are the ones we place upon ourselves.
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    No, I've spent my career(s) either on Wall Street, or in executive recruiting in the fields of law, actuarial consulting, and now insurance. These are not only not gay professions, they are in fact rather homophobic (well, not law).

    I'm good at what I do, and I couldn't care less about the attitudes.
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    Aug 09, 2008 4:43 PM GMT
    jprichva saidNo, I've spent my career(s) either on Wall Street, or in executive recruiting in the fields of law, actuarial consulting, and now insurance. These are not only not gay professions, they are in fact rather homophobic (well, not law).

    I'm good at what I do, and I couldn't care less about the attitudes.


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  • JohnG16775

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    Aug 09, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    I am a pharmacist, so I am a Health Care Provider.
    I love treating people with dignity when they are in need. It makes my work worth doing. Does that make since?


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    Aug 09, 2008 6:46 PM GMT
    One thing about my line of work is; you can be as wierd as you want, as long as you push yourself and get stuff done. No one cares how much you dress up/down for work, where you live, whether youre married or single, alcoholic or sober. The important thing that matters is that you get your stuff done.

    I know in some peoples work places these things mean a lot, luckily I work in a place where i can and sometimes do wear shorts and a t shirt to work.

    p.s. im trying to say without actually saying it that no, being gay doesn't effect my employability/career.
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    Aug 09, 2008 6:48 PM GMT
    Inadvertently yes. I grew up around women, have common interests similar to theirs. Thus, choosing a career that I wanted but there is a greater percentage of women.

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    Aug 09, 2008 6:50 PM GMT
    I'm not sure there are any "gay professions" versus "non-gay professions." I do think there are professions were it is easier to be gay than others and certainly professions where it most expected that one would be gay (stereotypes).
  • Arkguy84

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    Aug 10, 2008 4:47 PM GMT
    Mine is totally unaffected.. And I work for the biggest company on earth. That everyone seems to think is not gay friendly. Walmart
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    Aug 10, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    No. Chose my current career path before I even admitted to myself that I was gay.
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    Mar 15, 2009 5:52 AM GMT
    Savoir-faire is everywhere baby. If it wasn't for the puter (before the computer or this web site) we'd all be livin in our own neck of the woods suffering the local injustices of the day and making career choices based on how much we could tolerate being exposed to the haters.