Shit, I've made a huge mistake in taking this job

Undisclosed Orlza7
Feb 24, 2018 44 Comments

I was out as the only queer woman at a startup, and on my very first day my boss was wearing a t-shirt depicting two women in bed, kissing each other. My first thought was: "Shit, I've made a huge mistake in taking this job." And the working environment was equally as uncomfortable while working there. But that’s working in #Brotopia I guess. #TimesUp

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  • Color Genomics / Eng thisguy
    Who the fuck would wear a shirt like that to work???
    Feb 24, 2018 2
    • BetterWorks Ysgsb
      Some founders are so out of touch. I don’t understand why that would seem like a good idea.
      Feb 24, 2018
    • Undisclosed Orlza7
      OP
      Thank you for you both taking time to reply. I agree. Who would wear a shirt like that to work? That place was quite the uncomfortable place to work, and judging by what I’ve seen my former colleagues posting on Blind, things really have not changed much. It’s sad because that startup has so much potential. But if the people running it don’t want to change, then I highly doubt things WILL change. As time goes, it will just be the same toxic environment, but with more people.
      Feb 25, 2018
  • Facebook olol1234
    I've worked here for years and never seen a person pull a stunt like this, let alone a manager or CEO. It's a career ending move. Pics or it didn't happen.
    Feb 24, 2018 5
    • Undisclosed Orlza7
      OP
      I cannot verify if your husband is an asshole or not, but that probably wasn’t one the wisest decisions he made by wearing that shirt. 😉
      Feb 25, 2018
    • Tesla Prjejwg
      You can be an immature 22 guy out of touch with other's sensitivity without being an asshole. I'm 35 now but I'm not sure I wouldn't have found this funny at 22 (even I'd have been too shy to wear this myself)
      Feb 26, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng Dr.Who
    Name the boss and company.

    Your story sounds 100% fabricated. If not do everyone a favor and name them.


    ...seriously the metoo movement means nothing if you don't call them out in their behavior.
    Feb 24, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Product uaPi85
      Dr. Who, you’re a sociopath.
      Feb 25, 2018
    • Bumble / Eng Sknxla
      This comment is not helpful and how does this possibly sound fabricated?
      Feb 25, 2018
  • SquareTrade / Eng
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    Take a picture immediately of him. Now
    Feb 24, 2018 1
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  • Hootsuite Skiier123
    Sure there are inappropriate things done in the name of brotopia, but this is going too far. I would look for another job.
    Also, not all tech companies are like that.
    Feb 24, 2018 0
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    • Undisclosed Orlza7
      OP
      I appreciate you taking the time to respond, as well as the “if this did indeed happen” comment. It DID indeed happen, and I’m sure he still wears that ridiculous shirt to work often. He seemed quite proud of the shirt. He was a simple guy. Thought a lot of himself, but common sense really wasn’t a strength for him, in case you didn’t pick that up. Bless him.
      Feb 25, 2018
  • Intel xcvr
    This is not shocking at a start up.
    Feb 25, 2018 1
    • Undisclosed Orlza7
      OP
      Sadly, you are correct. Which is why we need to change this.
      Feb 25, 2018
  • Uber Fnmx4
    I work at a “bro” company and even there, someone would probably be either sent home or reprimanded for wearing that. Question: is your boss stupid or just arrogant?
    Feb 25, 2018 0
  • Undisclosed dries
    Run!! And yes you should take picture with your boss when he wears that career ending stunt tshirt. Just one selfie doesn’t hurt anyone!
    Feb 24, 2018 0
  • Undisclosed BJTr25
    I wonder what he would have said if you made a comment about the shirt. I mean, bold move but I’m just curious 🤔
    Feb 25, 2018 1
    • Undisclosed Orlza7
      OP
      He probably would have acted like the victim. He isn’t very bright and he doesn’t take criticism very well. Thankfully, I moved on to better things which don’t include a man-child as the COO. The working environment at that place is so toxic.
      Feb 25, 2018

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