Just a small status today! While I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be at my current job, I am now kind of ‘out’ as nonbinary at work! My new name tag now says Rhian!
It is a small feat but it makes me feel really great. I can now say “Hi Thank you for calling ___ this is Rhian how may I help you?”. Being in customer service can be hard as a trans person. In a world of “sirs” and “ma’ams,” it’s nice when I get called “sir” or they just say my name when they can’t tell.
My coworkers have been more or less accepting! Of course, not everyone is going to understand, and I’m okay with that. I’ve accepted that. As long as they can respect my identity I’ll respect them and we can work as a team. I’ve been with this team for more than a year so I was hoping I would get acceptance, even in this professional environment. And I did, I had a very good experience. I’m looking forward to future shifts now, as my new self!