Shehasadiamondinthesky · 31/01/2022 14:23
I was just going to lunch and my manager turned up and asked me what I want on my new "pronoun" badge,
I said no thank you and walked off.
Rude? Probably but I'm full time in the NHS and don't have time for this nonsense, i'm much too busy and nobody could care less about my pronouns they are too sick. I'm not wearing one.
What would you do? This is a new thing at work, we never had to worry about all this before.
Shehasadiamondinthesky · 31/01/2022 16:01
Let's hope so! Not only that but I don't need badges all over me it contravenes health and safety. We are supposed to wear a name badge only and no jewellery with hair done up above the shoulders.
This is yet another separate badge that serves no useful purpose to the job except to be another hazard.
CousinKrispy · 31/01/2022 16:14
I think having a mixture in the workplace is good. Some trans/non-binary people aren't ready to declare their gender identity and wish to remain private on it. They may feel pressured by a load of well-meaning people announcing or displaying pronouns if they feel like they will then stick out if they don't follow suit.
Therefore one could argue that a mixture (some declaring, some not) is actually more welcoming and supportive.
countrypunk · 31/01/2022 17:18
It's an absolute load of narcissistic, meaningless bollocks OP so yes, I would react in the exact same way you did. No. Thank. You.
It's also akin to stating your religion or sexuality on a name badge or in your email signature. Totally inappropriate in the workplace.
MrsTerryPratchett · 01/02/2022 01:00
Can I have one that says, "call me any pejorative term for a woman, I will refuse service"? I bet I can't.
endofagain · 01/02/2022 10:00
One badge with your name and designation on it is all that is necessary. ,It should be big enough for patients to read, pinned securely to your uniform, not dangling unhygienically from any sort of lanyard, rainbow or otherwise.
If you need a computer card keep it clipped to the inside of your pocket.
countrypunk · 01/02/2022 11:08
I like @deydododatdodontdeydo idea.
There's quite a lot to unpick, isn't there. Compelled speech, adherence to an incoherent, homophobic and misogynistic ideology, being forced to make political statements at work literally on your person, being forced to say that lies are the truth... it makes me extremely angry.
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