June 22, 2010
Parents, Girl friend, Wife, or Yourself
These are the options I was given today at work, when asked the question who I live with. I mentioned I started a new job last week at work. This has put me around new people, and new experiences, but also starts the getting to know you period. There is one maintenance tech who I have started to form a good friendship with. Although it did take me by surprise that he slipped into the conversation he jacked off everyday. (btw it was kinda a joke)
Well today he asked me if I lived with my parents, girl friend, wife or myself. I told the truth and said myself. No reason to lie on that one! However, I have been asked by an older gentleman If I was married or dating a girl, and I said no. Not a lie, but not the full truth. I began thinking today, what if I said something like, "there is a guy I have a crush on." or "Im going on a date with a guy tonight."
I would not be fired, cause that would scream lawsuit (even though I would not sue). However it would cause (I think) isolation. And I don't want that at a place I need to work at for three more years. So for now I continue to smile and say, "nope, no girlfriend."
I assume when I grow a closer relationship with individuals I will open up to them, but there is no point now.
I wanna hear from you!
Are you out at work? How did you decide the time was right to let it out. Have you ever been harassed or isolated at work because you are gay?