Sunday, November 15, 2009
Out on the Job Market.(November 11th, 2009)
It is a well known fact that the GLBT community has many struggles to overcome. Finding a job in the state of North Carolina is definitely near the top of the list for me. Because I am a homosexual in this state, it is legal for me to be fired for my orientation. This presentation was from the UNC-G career services. We spoke about companies that were accepting and some that weren't. I learned that federal companies cannot fire me due to my orientation, but since North Carolina is a right to work state they can. Basically, an individual going through this problem has to ask themselves a few questions. How out do you want to be at work? If you are okay with not mentioning it at all and keeping it out of the work place then you may not have as many problems as others. However, if you believe that you need to be vocal with it then it may be harder for you to find an employer who isn't going to be biased towards you. Also, it depends on the type of clothing you will wear to work. If you are a cross dresser and believe that it is your right to wear the opposite sexes clothing to work then you may have even more difficulty. In my opinion, none of this should be an issue, but the facts are that it is. America needs to become more accepting of diversity. Personally, I do not want to have to go through ignorance like this all my life.