Any LGBT teachers?

Discussion in 'General Education' started by silverspoon65, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. GTB4GT

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    May 27, 2017

    Just some friendly advice about job hunting or interviewing. Never make ANY decisions based on assumptions about what the other party may or may not do without discussion. At some point during the interview, you will be asked if you have any questions or concerns. It's obvious that you thought that your sexuality would be an issue.

    Why didn't you ask about it? Sure, it is possible that you might not have ever received an offer on account of that fact (and never been told why because of the legalities) but you would be no worse off than you are now (i.e. not teaching at that school). OTOH, because you ASSUMED it was an issue, you declined what may have been a very great opportunity. They obviously thought well enough of you to extend an offer. And you thought enough of them to seek employment there.Maybe your sexuality would have been a "deal breaker" for them but now you will never know.You might have declined an excellent opportunity based solely on your assumptions and not the view point of the other party (school).

    The TL;DR version - never make ASSUMPTIONS during an interview, ask and find out. People that interview will appreciate it when all the cards are on the table. If you do not get hired for whatever reason someone chooses not to hire another person, consider it a victory. You do not want to work in an environment where it is not a good fit for whatever reason, And this advice transcends the sexuality discussion.
     
  2. catnfiddle

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    May 27, 2017

    Please, as I have said before, we can discuss political ISSUES without discussing politics. This is such an important dialogue, so let's make sure we don't turn it into a black / white or red / blue one.
     
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