A guy shared a story from his working experience back in the days after he finished his National Service and started working.
It did not end well due to his employer finding problems with his ‘orientation’ and certain beliefs she had.
Here is the story
“Years ago when I have just finished my NS and also came out of the closet, I had landed a great first job as a software developer with a very small company. Nobody at work new about my orientation because I chose to keep it in my private life.
The office admin developed a crush on me, and I told her about my orientation and said that I have a boyfriend.
She thought that I was only kidding to reject her so she went on to tell everyone that I used the excuse that I am not straight to reject her.
Our boss was a woman with certain beliefs and that did not help me as she did not like people who were not straight and think that there is no other orientation than straight.
She then calls me into her office to tell me about the gossip going on in the office and that she cannot have someone of my orientation working in her company.
My colleagues were furious with her as we were a very close team and my termination blew up quickly.
I quietly said good bye, packed up my stuff and drove home to tell my boyfriend I was unemployed because of this reason.
I started a job that paid twice what I had been making.
After two months, my former boss calls me and asks if I would work on the software project “freelance”, and she offered my former rate, to which I said no.
I told her $50 an hour (which was like 5 times my salary). She said no. A week later she calls back and says “we really need you on this”.
I asked her “are you saying you can’t finish this without me?” “Yes” she replied.
I said “You should have thought of that before you fired me for being another orientation.”
Within a month, the whole software project was shut down.
I recommended my former teammates into my company and we managed to make much more and we all got promoted in the end.
On the other hand, my former boss was given the sack as what happened blew up until the CEO knew about it and she was reprimanded for bringing her personal beliefs into the corporate world and causing heavy losses to the company.”
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