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De transitioning to get a job and stay employed

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AnneK:

--- Quote ---I keep forgetting her name but she has an extensive web site that is very interesting reading.
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We must be thinking of different people.  I just did a search on her name.  There were a few hits, but none were her.

tgchar21:

--- Quote from: AnneK on March 19, 2019, 06:01:20 am ---We must be thinking of different people.  I just did a search on her name.  There were a few hits, but none were her.

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Are you talking about Lynn Conway?

AnneK:

--- Quote from: tgchar21 on March 19, 2019, 10:07:26 am ---Are you talking about Lynn Conway?

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No.  The person I'm referring to is Canadian and lives in the Toronto area.  She works with Linux.

JanePlain:

--- Quote from: tgchar21 on March 19, 2019, 10:07:26 am ---Are you talking about Lynn Conway?

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Yes that is her.  I can't believe I forgot the name because she was a pioneer.  She has a story that is well worth the read and I think has a lived happily ever after story which is truly inspiring. 

I should probably admit I've already got issues with IBM and its firing practices (A different associate)  Anyway thanks for coming up with Lynn's name.

DawnOday:
So many times I read the same thing over and over. I am a ________ (read minimum skilled person). Forget about being transgender. You have set yourself up for failure. What sets one custodian apart from the next?  or waitress, or stock clerk. Not a whole lot to distinguish one from the next. Does not mean you are a bad person or even uneducated. You are not setting your sites high enough.  Here is the one thing all CEO's, company owners want. Profits. How can you help them increase profits. I spent 40 years in Materials Management because I found a niche that I fit even though I showed signs of autism. I learned to program mainframe reports. I created performance metrics. I learned to create SQL databases. In the process I saved the company millions of dollars. I am not writing this to brag. I am writing this to inspire because believe me, if I can do it, anyone with any sense of desire and conviction can do it. IF I were in your shoes I would not withhold transition. Transition should not be a factor in your employment. If you have mad skilz, it really does not matter if you are transgender.  My autism made it hard to understand me as my communication skills suck. But I made enough sense that I was the lone non-management member on most improvement teams. Eventually I was declared a Subject Matter Expert and allowed to work on one of the largest system implementations in the country costing over one billion dollars.  Here are a few links that can help. https://Lynda.com  https://mitonline.edu  https://udemy.com    Set yourself up for success regardless of your gender ID.  Good luck to you and your search both for a job and for yourself.

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