Two weeks ago, I had an initial interview for a significant promotion at work (Interview Post). That interview went extremely well and I was asked to interview again. And again. and again. Over the last 3 weeks, I had 6 interviews with nearly a dozen different people, several of them back to back. I hadContinue reading “The interviews went well, but I didn’t get it the job”
Later this week, I have a job interview. This is a pretty big deal, it is an internal interview for an incredibly significant promotion at work. The position itself is kind of a long shot, they are looking for someone with considerably more job experience than I have, however I got the interview. Landing thisContinue reading “Preparing for an upcoming job interview”
In general, my job has been quite good about my gender transition. The first two weeks were rocky, especially since they kept me confined to my office to prevent me from encountering bigotry. Confinement to my desk ended after about a week and a half. Things have been quite good since then. Aside from someContinue reading “My job wants me keep me at my desk”
Ever since coming out at work, I have had to deal with people around me being overprotective of me. At first, this was a minor inconvenience, something I figured wouldn’t last very long. This defensive behavior started to relax a week after coming out, but it has never disappeared completely. In fact, it has startedContinue reading “Overprotectiveness and infantilization”
This was my first full week being out and presenting as a woman at work and I don’t think it could have gone much better. In general, everyone was fairly accepting and used my new name and pronouns without issue. There was some unavoidable awkwardness and just plain weirdness but it went well. However, whileContinue reading “My first week out at work went well, but I feel awful”
I have held three jobs in my life and I have not come out as transgender at any of them. Despite this, I frequently experienced transphobia and bigotry at all three jobs.
I started my new job this week and I am already fed up with hiding my gender transition. Doing so at this stage in my transition has proven to be both physically uncomfortable and emotionally taxing. Wearing a compression sports bra for 8 hours straight is painful and leaves me feeling sore by the endContinue reading “Reconsidering coming out at work”