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Memo to self

"Current DoD security clearance required. TS preferred." on a job posting does not mean that the company in question is a good place for transwomen to work....

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ralphmelton
Mar. 5th, 2003 06:08 pm (UTC)
I read that as 'D&D Security Clearance' for a moment.
futabachan
Mar. 5th, 2003 07:36 pm (UTC)
"And what is your security clearance, Friend Citizen?"
solarbird
Mar. 5th, 2003 06:11 pm (UTC)
<laughs and laughs and laughs!>
krasota
Mar. 5th, 2003 09:24 pm (UTC)
i noticed the play on words there, but is it hard for transfolk to obtain DoD security clearances?

futabachan
Mar. 6th, 2003 11:27 am (UTC)
It used to be very difficult for anyone LGBT to, but less so now, and I know several transfolk who have them. (A TS TS?) But defense contractors are notorious for having macho and conservative corporate cultures.
krasota
Mar. 6th, 2003 11:41 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, defense contractors are macho and conservative because so many employees are ex-military.

That said, explodingcat works for a defense contractor, but he managed to get on a project involving web development. His team doesn't wear suits like all the others in the office and they take shameless advantage of casual friday. Of course, boy is still the only long-haired guy in the office and he does take light-hearted ribbing for that (and his unshined combat boots). Well, he did when he worked in the office.

He says it was really macho and conservative when he was there. His team was a bit less so, but they were surrounded by old military people and their essence permeated everything. ;)

Of course, if you're an ASP developer and feel like shaking his office up a bit (he's grinning), send him your resume. ;) It's a DC/VA office. He said there are some very quiet liberals in the office and lots of good people (liberal and not), but they haven't been shaken up yet.
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