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Today, I started a part-time job at a nursery. One of the kids asked me if I was single, so I explained to her that I am with another woman. My boss fired me on the spot for "acting inappropriately". FML

By Anonymous - / Friday 9 February 2018 14:00 / United Kingdom - Poole
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By  interesting33  |  35

That is discrimination and illegal in the UK I believe. They asked, you answered. It isn't like you said you had sex. You were not even pushing your view on them, you were just being honest. I wonder if your boss would have reacted that way if you'd been in a heterosexual relationship..

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By  Mynxie  |  26

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How is it inappropriate a girl just asked and OP just said no I'm dating a girl and then the girl was probably like you can do that! And OP probably said something around ya girls and girls and guys and guys can marry. It would be inappropriate if she started talking about sex and stuff but I don't think she said anything wrong🐍

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  The_candyman  |  11

why is it tricky? kid asked if she was single it's a yes or no question why she giving details that were not asked about? Maybe the conversation did continue but that changes it if so.

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  Suaria  |  31

How is that inappropriate? Straight people talk about their spouses or people they are dating to kids quite often. Not in graphic detail of course. It is the same way with gay people.

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  chosha_fml  |  25

There is NOTHING inappropriate about a woman telling a child who has asked if she’s single that she has a girlfriend. The homophobic response from the boss is the inappropriate behaviour.

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  lccc_  |  18

Its not a big deal, the child probably didnt think twice about it but a grown person had to get offended, be an ass and discriminate.

By  interesting33  |  35

That is discrimination and illegal in the UK I believe. They asked, you answered. It isn't like you said you had sex. You were not even pushing your view on them, you were just being honest. I wonder if your boss would have reacted that way if you'd been in a heterosexual relationship..

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I believe it may be because OP said ‘another’ but the girl only asked if op was single so i guess the boss could have interpreted it as inappropriate for thinking that far or smthn idfk tbh i agree that op did not deserve firing tho

I am a woman, with another woman, and I work at a VERY Christian grocery store in the good ol' American bible belt. I don't let that take me down, and I still am very open about it (all of my coworkers know I'm gay). I'm so grateful to work in a place that keeps me employed, despite my sexuality (another former manager was also LGBT, though I'm not sure exactly what). I am so sorry for you. I would DEFINITELY try to at least scare your former boss into realizing that he can't just fire you for your personal life. You didn't mentally scar that child forever, and discrimination like that is very illegal. But still, I would go look for another job. I, myself, wouldn't want to work with such a homophobic asshole.

By  Carl'sRightEye  |  5

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Which only accentuates the taboo of being gay. Why should it be hidden? That's like telling a feminazi you're really a girl so she doesn't shame you for having a dick.

This argument just assists anti-gay asshats to further shun regular people for having a relationship with someone I'd the same gender

By  GoogieWithers  |  19

A bit harsh for explaining that you are in a relationship but does the company ban talk of all relationships outside work or just yours? Read your contract and if nothing is mentioned then seek the advice of a solicitor.

By  Just_Mike  |  1

where i agree it was a huge over reaction on their part. I'm sure some of the children's parents would also over react to their kids being introduced to that without their consent. But saying that, you were asked if you were single, all you had to reply was no. I dont feel the need to answer, I'm in a relationship with a woman. A relationship is a relationship.

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