||[Aug. 26th, 2007|10:13 pm]
So... I came out to my boss.
I was working myself up for ages, but I kept putting it off. I don't know why, but I guess because I actually consider the guy to be more or less a friend. Anyway, I had to ask him about references, and coming out is just a wee bit necessary in case someone asks "So did you have Aoife working for you?"
Also, I held off because there was a really big decision (ok, not huge in the scheme of things, but people would notice if he didn't) due from him that day. So, afterwards, when there was nobody left from the group, and all was done on his part, I asked about references, and then got a bit nervous with the next bit.
"Eh, I meant to ask you about this earlier in the week, but kinda chickened out a few times." So we go into a private room and I say,
"Well, I'll be changing my name at some point in the future."
"Sure, no problem. I find the concept that you have to go through life with just the name you're born with to be a bit weird anyway."
"Cool... well, there'll also be a change in pronoun."
"Ok, just let me know when it happens. Don't worry, I've seen it all before."
So, we have a little chat about how I'll be missed around the place, and I get to wind down slightly. We walk outside, and he just says "If anyone ever has a problem with the name or pronoun change... *Makes rude gesture*"
I was muchly relieved, happy and grinning when I went home.