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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:Well, the title is as it suggests... after starting my new job, my entire office thinks i'm straight. Joy. Lots of comments about which nurses i'll find attractive today, and I was like... "yeee"...

Basically... any suggests on how to come out to my entire office, so they get the picture?

Serious and comical suggestions are welcome... ubblol smile


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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:Well if you're really "lucky" all the stoopid board-invaders will have contacted the office for you by now ubblol

hug good luck hug


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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:If you find someone else who's gay in the office its easier smile

Otherwise there's loads of good comments ...

"Who do you find hot?"
you: "Guys or girls?"

"Isn't x hot?" "Eh, not my type... now y!"

edit it for american words. but you get the picture.

and as long as your not actively misleading them at any point its ok to take some time, you don't want it to be your primary feature. but don't get started silently agreeing to meet these chicks or what have you.....


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Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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Dragosani
Dragosani

sunset seadragon
Location: some little fluffy clouds
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2005
Total posts: 679
Posted:Hmmm...
Have Doc Lightning come in to your office, let him kiss you on the lips and say: "last night was amazing!. Tonight at eight, dinner at my place?" Then let him leave again without so much as another word.
That should get the job done and leave them stunned...
It is also quite possible they already know that you are gay... Especially the women you work with. They sense things like that.
I work in a temp office and some of my co-workers are gay. I hadn't noticed that untill a female co-worker pointed that out...
It didn't change my opinion of them though. Gay or straight doesn't much matter to me. There's a lot more that defines a person than his/her sexual preference.
It's up to you to feel if you are comfortable in your present situation or not, although I personally think it is better to take the bull by the horns ubblol (for lack of a better expression) than to wait untill one of your co-workers sees you out on a date with another man.
That is a sure breeding ground for lecherous gossip.
Welp, just my two cents. Hope it helps.
Good luck !

bounce bounce2 bounce


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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:I just told a few people at work and then let the rumor mill deal with the rest.

-Mike )'(
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"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:bounce

I did it, I did it... biggrin

Had a leaving meal for someone last night, so I just got drunk and told a few of my closer office mates, and they were like we did think, but werent 100%.

I'm guessing the "rumour mill" will deal with the rest smile

Scandal biggrin


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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:YEY! bounce Bout time!!


Hope it all works out ok for you dude hug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Yay! bounce bounce2 bounce bounce2 bounce

The hot men in white coats will be coming for you now...

(They won't have far to walk...)

Well done mate... hug hug hug


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the_mods_stole_my_name
the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:nice one mate. wish it was as easy to come out to my work. It's pretty hard when you work with hundreds of burly blokey engineers.

Well done anyway! bounce bounce2 ubbrollsmile bounce2 bounce


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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:How did the Big Burly Blokes react? Surely not with manly hugs and slapping towels...??

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:cool Congratulations! beerchug

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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Sym
Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk
Member Since: 28th Sep 2004
Total posts: 1858
Posted: Written by: idancelikeatwatme


It's pretty hard when you work with hundreds of burly blokey engineers.



umm ubbangel


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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Would've though that sort of comment would be beneath you Sym... Obviously not... biggrin

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:yay!! well done matt! you great big Gay!! hug ubblove

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the_mods_stole_my_name
the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:i haven't done it yet neon, i came out in my first year of my apprenticeship to my friends, but i don't work with any of them now. None of the burly blokes i work with know. It's not that i'm bothered, it's just that i can't be a***d with constant ridicule and homophobia.

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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:If you get on with them there should be no reason why they'd be funny about it now...

Then again it's a choice every one has to make for themselves...


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the_mods_stole_my_name
the_mods_stole_my_name

travelling without moving
Location: Maghull, Liverpool
Member Since: 9th May 2006
Total posts: 1286
Posted:it's a very strange place is my work! the site i work on has all been modernised, with the exception of the hangar i work in. it's like a throwback to the 1970's, and so are most of the people working here!

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polythene
veteran
Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:Hehe.. yay scandal! If anything this'll probably make you more 'interesting' in the workplace smile

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The pessimist fears this is true.

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Kyrian
Dreamer
Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:I liked how one of my coworkers came out to me. I said "Really, we should be on a beach in the caribean right now with some rum and hot boys waiting on us." And he says something to the effect of "Hell yeah! Hot boys are the best."

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

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Dunc
Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands
Member Since: 19th Aug 2003
Total posts: 7263
Posted:So how has the news been received by your office Asena? smile

Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:ubblol My department seems the same as usual, altho, I have noticed the ladies talk to me more... the younger ones mind, the old ones just offer me tea biggrin

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Tabt
Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 1007
Posted:lol, glad to hear everything is ok hug

do they still try and set you up with people though?


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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:ubblol Maybe I should make it obvious I like Greg ubblove

...Despite the fact he's getting married in 2 weeks frown...


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Tabt
Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 1007
Posted:hahaha ubblol

go for it i say!

maybe its the release he's been looking for ubblove


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