I didn’t want to go to the company picnic this year, but my husband insisted it was a great opportunity to talk to the executives about a promotion.
My husband thinks that his boss doesn’t want to give him a promotion because he is gay and I think there is some truth there.
My husband has been working for the large HVAC repair company for six years. During that time, he has been passed up for a promotion six or seven times. The boss always comes up with a reason not to promote my guy, but he depends on Bobby for everything else. Bobby works twice as hard as any other HVAC repair technician and he brings in more sales than any other technician in the store. It’s totally true, because last quarter Bobby won a new set of wrenches for being the HVAC repairman with the most add on sales. I thought the company picnic would be a great time to talk to the big bosses about a move forward. Well, I was totally wrong. We went to the picnic and it was a huge disaster. Bobby’s boss outed him in front of the vice president and then proceeded to explain why gay sex is an abomination. The executive stood there the whole time shaking his head up and down. He never stopped the guy or disagreed. It’s very clear that Bobby works for a whole company of bigots. He can’t go back there and pretend the weekend event didn’t occur. I wish I hadn’t suggested going to the picnic in the first place.