Employment, Information, Women

Whisper Networks Are Good for Women’s Careers, Research Says

Whisper Networks Are Good for Women’s Careers, Research Says:

By now, you and I and everyone else knows all the clichés and stigmas around women constantly chatting with each other.

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LGBTQIA, Transgender

Office of Personnel Management admits it wanted to make anti-trans discrimination easier – ThinkProgress

Office of Personnel Management admits it wanted to make anti-trans discrimination easier – ThinkProgress:

Guidance protecting trans employees disappeared over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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LGBTQ

What Does That Civil Rights Act Victory for LGBT Employees Actually Mean?

What Does That Civil Rights Act Victory for LGBT Employees Actually Mean?:

“Yesterday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals resoundingly said that discriminating against someone because they are lesbian, gay or bisexual is also a form of sex discrimination. As one judge said, ‘It would require considerable calisthenics to remove the ‘sex’ from ‘sexual orientation.’’”

(Via.medium.com)

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Transgender

From Dream to Reality

Hopes and dreams are wonderful things. They can help guide your steps, show you possibilities, and keep you inspired. There is just one little problem, for them to be of any use to you they need to be brought to reality, and reality has a nasty way of shredding your hopes and dreams.

Not to despair, it is still possible to reach even the loftiest of goals, it just takes time, effort, dedication and more times than not, money.

Such is the case with changing your name. There is, unfortunately, two different ways to change your name, one comes backed by the power of law and the other… well it and a dollar might buy you a bottle of water…

(Actually, the other way is to simply begin using your chosen name in an everyday manner. To have your family, friends and coworkers call you what you wish. To begin signing, (non legally binding), documents and papers. Sort of like using a nickname instead of your proper name.)

Sadly, this isn’t thought of as a ‘legal’ name change. The sort you may wish for when you begin transition. Being legally binding means you can use it for all of your identification and documentation such as a driver’s license, social security, insurance, benefits, (and most importantly, taxes.)

It is what you need to keep your HR department happy with you at your place of employment. Not to mention various supervisors, leads, foremen, and anyone else you may have contact with. 

A legal name change requires filling out a ton of paperwork, paying a fee, going to court to ask a judge to allow the change, then going to various other agencies to get everything changed, social security card, driver’s license or state ID, back accounts, credit cards, and anything else you can think of.


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