My job is really gay!

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    Jun 15, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    One of my jobs is in the restuarant business and last night I noticed something I've never really paid attention to before.

    There are a lot of gay people. Maybe like around 15 gay lesbian and bisexual workers including 2 gay managers.

    They were asking me for the forms to fill out to request days off and they all wanted pride weekend off. I was asking them why they all wanted off just for a parade to which they responded you wouldn't know anything about this cause you're not one of us. Lmao

    So my question to you. Is this normal in the food and beverage industry? Does your job have a lot of gay people or do you work in a gay establishment?
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    Jun 15, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    I don't think it has nothing to do with the food and beverage industry; rather, you have a lot of gay people working at the specific business you are in. I'm in healthcare and many people think that male nurses are gay. Out of the 15 other guys I work with, I'm the only one who's gay. They're all married with kids.
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    Jun 15, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    Never perceived the restaurant industry to be particularly gay.

    I work in Musical Theatre. I can't walk in the door without tripping over a gay guy.
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 15, 2013 3:07 PM GMT
    I take you're not a fan of parades???icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    I think there's a larger percentage of Gay men in food service than there is in the general population. But where I notice this most is in more upscale restaurants, or in fast-food places, or at events with catering. When we're talking neighborhood-type eateries or mid-scale franchises like Applebee's the presence is still there but not as much. And of course you can pretty much forget about easily spotting one of "us" working in a sports bar. Oddly there hardly ever seem to be "obvious" Lesbians in that industry.
    One of the enduring stereotypes of same-sexin' guys is that we all love to cook and are really good at it. Riiiiight!!! Beyond sandwiches and salads there's hardly anything I make from scratch. Even before all the reality shows, being a chef wasn't seen as a "Gay" profession and in everyday life it doesn't appear to be either. Where "we" are most visible by far is at the level of server - specifically the one who takes your order, brings your food, presents your check, etc. Bartenders, buspersons, and kitchen crew? Not nearly so much.

    My gig is in a customer service call center, where men are decidedly in the minority at least with my employer. Aside from three guys who were walking talking stereotypes, and one who's twice divorced and "keeps me guessing," every other male I've worked with in my department has been hetero. (Either that or they're bi, or whatever, you know that story.) That still represents about a third of the total, though. And when I'm the customer it sure seems that a lot of the men who take my calls have voices that can be "picked up on." This of course depends on the industry too. Back in the day when everybody phoned in airline reservations, you could be just about 100% certain that if you reached a guy he was one of us. Ordering machine parts or construction tools? Not so much.

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    Jun 15, 2013 5:43 PM GMT
    Fiyero27 saidNever perceived the restaurant industry to be particularly gay.

    I work in Musical Theatre. I can't walk in the door without tripping over a gay guy.


    I didn't think so either. I knew the servers were gay because it was obvious but the baker is gay the salad lady is gay the dishwasher etc...
    And there's one girl who I'm not sure was born a girl lol.

    I'm guessing most the guys are out in your industry?
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    ummmmm
    they are masculine guys
    feminine guys and whats not
    some people just like cooking and stuff
    doesnt mean that they r gay
    like for example france,a lot of chefs there straight.


    oh arent u going to the parade?
    oh yea,ur not one of us icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:04 PM GMT
    Fiyero27 saidNever perceived the restaurant industry to be particularly gay.

    I work in Musical Theatre. I can't walk in the door without tripping over a gay guy.

    That's because gays are known to drink heavily, too. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 15, 2013 7:13 PM GMT
    midwesternman said
    Fiyero27 saidNever perceived the restaurant industry to be particularly gay.

    I work in Musical Theatre. I can't walk in the door without tripping over a gay guy.


    I didn't think so either. I knew the servers were gay because it was obvious but the baker is gay the salad lady is gay the dishwasher etc...
    And there's one girl who I'm not sure was born a girl lol.

    I'm guessing most the guys are out in your industry?
    Most of them are out yes. Or, those who don't publicly discuss it are pretty obviously gay. Theatre is extremely pro-gay, so most people have no need to hide it.

    And while I don't necessarily agree with it, you get outed pretty quickly in theatre anyway. There are several girls at my theatre who had a huge crush on me when I first started, so they started asking the Stage Manager if I was straight or not. Or my friend likes to out me to the new girls. We have one girl allergic to fruit, so he tells her "Did you know you're allergic to Jason? " She's like why? "He's a fresh fruit". She's like, "oh I didn't know you were gay! I have terrible gaydar. " icon_rolleyes.gif

    We have a lot of beautiful women that work there. Ironically, they like me better than the guys.
  • Apparition

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    Jun 15, 2013 8:22 PM GMT
    My guess is there are several reasons.


    1. Money. Gay guys just dont need as much so they can procrastinate getting real jobs basically forever...never having to suck up to high maintenance chicks to get laid...and no dependents for the most part.

    2. Model/actress. - hooker/waitress. No dependents would mean a lot higher incidence of people still chasing the dream in a second job they would rather have.

    3. Gays are better at multitasking from what i have seen, so jobs where you have to deal with conflicting priorities, assholes, the public, and stress, like waiters do by attrition end up being gay guys.

    4. With no dependents they can put up with odd hours, that the average nagging wife wouldnt tolerate.

    5. Construction jobs tend too be homophobic so that default low skill job is kinda out for younger guys leaving retail and call centres to take up the slack.
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    Jun 16, 2013 5:33 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidI take you're not a fan of parades???icon_lol.gif


    I'm not I feel like its a bunch of people watching foot traffic. Lol
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:11 AM GMT
    Apparition saidMy guess is there are several reasons.


    1. Money. Gay guys just dont need as much so they can procrastinate getting real jobs basically forever...never having to suck up to high maintenance chicks to get laid...and no dependents for the most part.

    2. Model/actress. - hooker/waitress. No dependents would mean a lot higher incidence of people still chasing the dream in a second job they would rather have.

    3. Gays are better at multitasking from what i have seen, so jobs where you have to deal with conflicting priorities, assholes, the public, and stress, like waiters do by attrition end up being gay guys.

    4. With no dependents they can put up with odd hours, that the average nagging wife wouldnt tolerate.

    5. Construction jobs tend too be homophobic so that default low skill job is kinda out for younger guys leaving retail and call centres to take up the slack.


    Gay construction workers are hot though. I dated one lol.
  • nomad4life

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    Jun 17, 2013 3:20 AM GMT
    "Oh boy! A parade! It's like I'm walking by stuff without moving!"
    -Chris Griffin (couldn't find an actual meme)

    The jobs I worked at in the animal field are predominantly women so some people do speculate about the men, but I can guarantee you I'm the only one here who likes dudes.
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    I work in a bank...out of the 8 employees in our branch, there are three gay men (including myself) and a bisexual female teller. That's almost half of the staff lol
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:45 AM GMT
    I was going to say something... but damn - that job is really gay.
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    Jun 17, 2013 12:10 PM GMT
    In my current job I work in a start-up and there's only 2 full-time employees, incl the owner. There's 4 part-time staff incl me. I'm the only gay person.

    But, I did used to work in fashion. You can imagine what that was like. 80% women, 15% gay men, 5% straight men.

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    Jun 17, 2013 1:08 PM GMT
    Love a good gay waiter! ALL the handsome ones are gay. Just like ALL male flight attendants. Plus all florists suck cock more than they trim roses, after getting their hair cut by all the flaming hair queens that took this on after getting too old to be dancers and ice skaters.
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    Jun 17, 2013 1:15 PM GMT
    Fiyero27 saidNever perceived the restaurant industry to be particularly gay.

    I work in Musical Theatre. I can't walk in the door without tripping over a gay guy.


    At my workplace we had an OSHA inspection. They made us move all the gay guys that were a tripping hazard.
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    My lesbian (bisexual?) Manager got caught in the bathroom with another lesbian/bisexual co-worker. And they both got fired. Just another day in the food and beverage industry lmao.
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:16 PM GMT
    How long did it take you to realize this? lol.I can't imagine it not being obvious.
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    Broseph said
    friendlyface08 said"Oh boy! A parade! It's like I'm walking by stuff without moving!"


    midwesternman saidI'm not I feel like its a bunch of people watching foot traffic. Lol


    Haha

    Yeah, from what I recall, it was like a mobile bar scene.


    You guys need to get to New Orleans for carnival season and Mardi Gras. We know how to throw a parade down here. It's truly an interactive experience. The sights, the sounds, the color, the pagentry - it truly is gay and employs many a gay person.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Jun 17, 2013 3:30 PM GMT
    In my area the gays are disproportionately spread across several sectors. Sectors with an unusually high number of gays in them are:

    Education
    Police
    Railway (low-level jobs like ticket inspection and onboard food staff)
    Retail
    Food and drink
    Maritime (low-level service positions on Irish Sea ferries and low-level port staff)

    Also I have noticed there is a very disproportionate amount of gays working in the airline industry.

    I wouldn't say this is a good thing however. The three gay police officers in the area are less than reputable characters, one is a incredibly racist, one stalks me and the other is a nosey jerk who never minds his own business.

    The number of gay teachers and education workers are atrociously bad at their jobs, and have a bad reputation in the community.

    All the gay railway workers are either incredibly rude, or absolutely insane. One of the drivers is stalking me and each time im on the train he says in the most slimy creepy voice, 'want to ride in the cab, eh?'

    The gays I know who work in retail and food and drink are all mainly upstanding and good people.
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    i USED to work in fast food and that wasn't the case at all. everyone as far as i know was straight. homophobia was the norm @ the job.
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    Jun 17, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    I work in manufacturing and i haven't met any gay guys yet. I could never work any kind of job dealing with customer service myself.
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    Jun 17, 2013 4:18 PM GMT

    Not entirely anything that got to with the F&B industry is "Gay"

    I say FALSE, so happen it is in your case.

    that said in my words those industry such as aviation, fashion,and in any field which relate creativity such as designers yes you can't go wrong there, Yes you do have higher chances of Gay people there in that sector of the industry because we are in many ways very creatively inclined beings. icon_wink.gif