From: firstname.lastname@example.org (CTL)
Subject: Re: What my boss did
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 02:21:02 GMT
email@example.com (Mange Grrrl) Mumbled:
}i work in a very small psychology research office. when i say small, i
}mean it's just my boss, me, and one other part time worker. i've been
}working with my boss for nearly five years now, since i was an
}about a month ago, i came out to him. i hadn't planned to. we pulled up
}in the parking lot at the same time. as we walked up the stairs together
}he asked me what my bumper sticker (my rainbow flag) meant. "it's a gay
}pride symbol", i said. i amazed myself by answering the question
}truthfully and without getting too nervous. he replied with, "oh, i
}didn't realize that." that was about it.
}today, i am here in the office alone. i was running around, looking for
}a calculator, when i spotted a new sticker on my boss's door. it bore
}pink and black triangles and read "safe person, safe space". it is from
}the 'allies project' of the University of Maryland, where his wife
}teaches. i've seen these at other colleges -- basically they mean that
}the owner of the office is accepting of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals and
}that it is 'safe' to be out to that person. wow. i was pretty amazed.
}now i feel so lucky to work in this office (the company policy also has
}sexual orientation written into its equal opportunity statement).
}now i'm not sure if i should say anything to show my appreciation for his
}consideration. for now, i think i won't.
This is a wonderfull thing to hear about, and I'm so glad you posted it.
I would like to add my two cents worth though. If it were me, I'd thank my
boss, or at least comment on what he did.
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