About six or eight weeks ago I saw in the keywords used in search engines that my full name was listed, I was a little concerned but then earlier I had told a friend that you can find my blog by searching using my name. I thought it was her (I have since found out it wasn’t) so I dismissed any concerns about it. Well yesterday I got an email telling me that someone (They didn’t tell me who.) at work found my blog and passed the link around.
I am not mad only a little sad that after almost thirty years working with them that the person who did the search of my name and passed the information along to everyone. I do not know why they felt they had to tell everyone; was it out of a feeling of superiority or was it the feeling of knowing something that nobody else knew or was it out of spite; I do not know or care to know who did find the connection. I am just disappointed that for whatever reason that they felt they had to tell everyone. I just want to know what I ever did to you that you felt that you had to “Out” me like this.
But maybe something good will come out of this, maybe some manager will read this and review their diversity statement. The company diversity policy does not cover gender identity or expression; this might be a good time for a revision. Since I was only months away from transitioning at work what would the company have done? Would I have been fired? Would they have accepted me with open arms? I was not the first, an engineer from the company left there about fifteen years ago to transition and I will probability not be the last one either.
I want each of you from work who read this to look at the PC you have on your desk and the PLC’s that you are working with and to remember the book that most of you read in college
"Introduction to VLSI Systems" or, as it became known to a generation of engineering students, "Mead-Conway."The ground work for the modern microprocessor was laid down by a transsexual, Dr. Lynn Conway.
Oh well, I have a life to live. Se la vivre.
P.S. If any one at work wants to contact me, my email address is diana_57_usXyahoo.com (Replace the X with @)