So I'm going to be starting looking for jobs in a few months since I'm
Asexuals in the workplace done with my junior year of college, and want to know if anyone's had any bad experiences either in getting or keeping jobs because of their aceness? I can't imagine that that would be much of a problem, but people are irrational, so They're not "Asexuals in the workplace" to ask you about your sexual orientation in a job interview.
Why would you tell them? I in entertainment pretty close to the artists themselves so at work things can get a bit wild. Nobody knows I'm asexual. All they know is that I'm incredibly prude and don't like people touching me. P I get teased on occasion but most people find it amusing.
I totally see where youre coming from and that it seems irrelevant. I have never found this to be an issue, if anything its almost an advantage from time to time because you don't have to worry about weird workplace romances as much that can mess up jobs.
Getting and keeping I don't see as an issue. Now being comfortable when everything everyone talks about is sex related I worked as a hotel night auditor here in Oklahoma for a few years, and a new hire I was training for my shift stood uncomfortably to me close, and did the "cutesy" thing where she would giggle about something and sway her hip into me while I was explaining something.
I don't envy that aspect of dealing with people again. I'd suggest that "lack of reaction" is precisely what was called for in that situation, and that the new hire needed some counseling about appropriate workplace behavior.
There are a hundred reasons why someone might not respond to suggestive behavior. Being asexual is only one of them. I've never had a Asexuals in the workplace, and I'm quite open about being ace at work I have a couple of ace awareness stickers on my car! If that isn't 'out', I don't know what is! It may be a different case in other areas, especially in places that are dominated by right-wing religiosity and poor education. In the interview process, they can't ask.
After you're hired, it's totally up to "Asexuals in the workplace" whether you tell anyone there about your asexuality. If you're not at ease with any particular person finding out, don't tell. If there's a guy who is highly conservative, highly religious, and very conformist, and he finds out, things could get dicey for you. Because workplaces run on gossip, and there's a risk that that guy would hear about it.
People love talking about "Asexuals in the workplace" coworkers, especially those who don't conform to any aspect of their culture If you avoid sexual topics, don't react as expected to flirtation, don't watch the TV shows they watch because of the sexual content, you will stand out as a bit different and be slightly more vulnerable to gossip.
If you become close friends with someone there, and you trust them, consider telling them, but only
Asexuals in the workplace you trust them a LOT. Different industries have different cultures, too. On the better end, culinary they'll bust your chops, but still generally have your backprivate security, non-tech office work, health care, technology-based office work, government jobs, and jobs in higher education.
Based on my experience, anyway I've been working security for 13 years now, and I've been placed in all of these industries during those 13 years.
It's the nature of security Once you feel like you have your finger on the culture of your workplace and it appears accepting, tolerant to LGBT coworkers, and not overly conformist, sure, feel free to come out. But that may take a long time.
It took me over a year to feel comfortable enough about my supervisor and coworkers to "Asexuals in the workplace" begin coming out, and I live in an unusually tolerant province in an unusually tolerant country.
My work knows I'm a virgin, because we crack sex jokes all the time and it came up. Were a rude bunch, to say the least.
Which you know, I am. They've never had any big problem with it, some teasing, it's like having a bunch of older siblings though, it's not malicious. It is never really discussed, but my collegues know I don't have relationships and Asexuals in the workplace on. A couple of times they have tried to match me up - well-intentioned, but didn't work Here in the UK 'orientation' seems to be on every form you fill in. From what I understand, the sexual orientation bit is anonymized before anyone sees it or at least it is supposed to be.
On physical applications, it is on a perforated strip that is torn off and put in a separate box when you hand it in, digital ones just increase a counter somewhere in the database attached to the relevant sexuality. As other people have said, it's illegal to ask that or use it as a factor in offering employment in many countries. Sadly that doesn't mean people don't work around it. The informal side of finding a job - "networking" as they call chumming up, Asexuals in the workplace, and using family connections these days - will often exclude people who don't have as much in common with the people doing the hiring.
This is one way that discrimination continues, however indirectly. If you feel limited in networking opportunities because of your aceness, you might want to research options for potential employers who have good records of diversity and inclusion in their hiring practices and overall workplace culture.
Larger companies tend to rely less on personal connections. Public service or non-profit organizations usually have more progressive and ethical hiring practices. Look for reviews online of how tolerant and inclusive employers are before deciding if it's worth your time to apply. Maybe talk to local LGBT groups to see if they know about good or bad reputations for these companies. Anyway, good luck on finding the right job for you in the right place!
I've found that often the workplace culture of the employer can be more important than the job title or rate of pay, if you want something long term. I find it weird that any employer would ask about sexual orientation. Well, here in Trump-ville, an employer might use that information to discriminate against someone who didn't conform in some way to that employer's standard of Biblical purity.
Or something like that. Which is why they are not allowed to ask. Thanks for all the advice and info! That was really helpful. I want to teach English overseas when I graduate, so do you think telling folks would help with that in a kind of "don't worry I'm not a pedophile" kind of gesture or would xenophobia just make that worse? My asexuality is an open secret. I keep it to myself for the most part, but I will tell people if they ask.
I hate it when people ask if I have a girlfriend. I can either say no and have them assume I am gay or there is something wrong Asexuals in the workplace me, or lie about it but risk possibly asking what is her name and what she looks like.
They cannot ask you your private business when you "Asexuals in the workplace" for a job, but I wouldn't tell them once you're hired. People in offices can be awful gossips, and some of the men or women in the office will see it as some kind of challenge and it will become a "game" for them to try and seduce you or something, and you'll end up being harassed and they'll make you miserable So if I were you I'd keep it quiet, okay? I was asked that on an application form for a summer placement, of all things.