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I've been trying to figure out what to do with my life since college graduation. Thinking it's going to be journalism and maybe teaching later on.

Interested to hear what you all do and what your career stories are... also if you're out at your job or not, and how you figured out or knew if you were going to tell coworkers.

At my current job - just something to pay the bills atm - I'm not really making an effort to really talk to people that much. Some of them seem conservative enough that I might feel like lying and saying I have a boyfriend if it comes up in conversation... annoyingly had to turn down a couple numbers from weirdo men.

I've been trying to figure out what to do with my life since college graduation. Thinking it's going to be journalism and maybe teaching later on. Interested to hear what you all do and what your career stories are... also if you're out at your job or not, and how you figured out or knew if you were going to tell coworkers. At my current job - just something to pay the bills atm - I'm not really making an effort to really talk to people that much. Some of them seem conservative enough that I might feel like lying and saying I have a boyfriend if it comes up in conversation... annoyingly had to turn down a couple numbers from weirdo men.

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i am a few months away from being a doctor, i am out to a dozen or so of my peers because i grew tired of having to lie through my teeth all the time.

That's amazing!! And thanks for the insight...

[–] winterghost 5 points Edited

thank you, i am very proud of this haha.

and yeah the coming out question varies wildly, i assume i will come out when working in a hospital at some point in my life, specially if i spend years there. it's not sustainable (for me) to lie through my teeth all the time, and if i do get married one day i am not gonna pretend my hypothetical wife doesn't exist.

edit: i also usually come out by mentioning past exes or whatever, i don't put on a show because i did that with close friends and it was (1) annoying (2) nerve-wracking. no one who knows has said anything to me about this, even the most right-wing people i know. if they say shit about me when i am not there, i don't care.