My Boeing experience:
I went to this guy's place in 1996. He was a senior Boeing mechanic at nearby Everett, Washington.
His entryway had a lovely table with a flickering lamp, surrounded with puddled drapes, quite the gay fashion then.
I went inside and everywhere was cobalt blue glassware, I had never seen so much. He showed me the master bath, and he had original oil paintings on easels crowding the space. I wondered if it could be good for them in the humidity. The tub was already filled and overflowing with suds.
I was only recently out, and more than clueless. I had no idea what to do, and apparently what I did was a fail, because he didn't invite me back.
But what it did tell me was that Senior Mechanics at Boeing in Everett made a lot of money, and they could also be gay. Boeing is being really stupid and short-sighted if they don't know who works for them. I'm guessing their senior management people are inflexible Republicans.
They moved their production facilities to Southern States so they could break union agreements, and pay substandard wages. Now we see their planes suffering from quality control issues. These may be some of the reasons Boeing is doomed as a corporation, driven by right-wing greed. Another economic tragedy for the US.