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Two local (Austin) businesses among best places to work for GLBT employees
Austin American Statesman ^ | 1/10/08 | Matt Presser

Posted on 01/10/2008 11:32:30 AM PST by trumandogz

Two Central Texas-based businesses are among the best places to work for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, according to a report released Tuesday by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Round Rock-based Dell and Austin’s Freescale Semiconductor were among the 195 companies to receive a perfect score based on the foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. The index “measures policies and practices implemented to promote fairness and equality in the workplace for GLBT employees,” according to the foundation.

Seven other Texas-based companies made the list: AMR Corp., Fort Worth; J.C. Penney Co., Plano; Clear Channel Communications, San Antonio; Brinker International, Dallas; Waste Management, Houston; GameStop Corp., Grapevine; and AT&T Inc., San Antonio.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: atandt; clearchannel; dell; homosexualagenda; jcpenney; wastemanagement

1 posted on 01/10/2008 11:32:31 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

www.hrc.org/placestowork.


2 posted on 01/10/2008 11:33:01 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: trumandogz

I will not knowingly work with a homo. Benefits of being a contract software engineer.


3 posted on 01/10/2008 11:33:56 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: trumandogz
Austin, the San Francisco of Texas.

A couple of good restaurants, lots of music clubs, Small undistinguished museum, practically no galleries. Lot’s of self righteous “liberals” and commie professors.

4 posted on 01/10/2008 11:35:23 AM PST by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam.)
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To: trumandogz

Austin, Houston, South Dallas, need one say more?


5 posted on 01/10/2008 11:35:55 AM PST by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: trumandogz

I like BLT sandwiches but no Gravy.


6 posted on 01/10/2008 11:35:55 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: trumandogz

i visited this thread simply because
i was curious to find out what a glbt was
i thought maybe it was some kind of a sandwich
like a blt or something - my bad


7 posted on 01/10/2008 11:37:33 AM PST by Repeal The 17th
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To: Resolute Conservative

So when you apply for a contract, do you ask ‘got any homos working here?’ That must go over real well.


8 posted on 01/10/2008 11:37:49 AM PST by blowfish
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To: 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; Antoninus II; ...
HOUSTON PING

Seven other Texas-based companies made the list:...Waste Management, Houston;

9 posted on 01/10/2008 11:38:15 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: blowfish

It is more discrete than than. Just tap your foot a lot during the interview.


10 posted on 01/10/2008 11:39:23 AM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I will not knowingly work with a homo.

You like being the only one, huh?

11 posted on 01/10/2008 11:39:24 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: blowfish

I have ways of finding out. I work for small businesses.


12 posted on 01/10/2008 11:39:46 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: blowfish

“Hi, my name’s Fred. You a homo?”


13 posted on 01/10/2008 11:40:45 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: trumandogz

Synonyms: “Corporate America” and “Sodom and Gomorrha”


14 posted on 01/10/2008 11:40:59 AM PST by donna ("We can create Kingdom on earth" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: blowfish

“You got any turd tampers here?”
“What?”
“Ya know. Homo, rump rangers, turd burglars”
“Uhhh..”
“Cause they like to come on to me. I guess it is my virileness. It causes me a lot of problems in rest areas. I go to rest areas a lot to meet women. I sit in the parking lot waiting. Next thing ya know, I’m being sexually assaulted by a fairy. I been arrested 18 times just cause a my virileness. Completely innocent on my part. It’s my natural male aura”.


15 posted on 01/10/2008 11:45:25 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Interestingly, U.S. Senator from Idaho did not make the list.
16 posted on 01/10/2008 11:47:32 AM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: trumandogz

Wide stance. Can’t be helped


17 posted on 01/10/2008 11:48:11 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: trumandogz

18 posted on 01/10/2008 11:55:55 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast ([Fred Thompson/Clarence Thomas 2008!])
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To: trumandogz
Everyone knows Homosexual Men are experts in Waste Management & Poop Sex.

It disgust me to no end that Homsexual men want me to accept their filthy sexual preference for anal sex with other men.

19 posted on 01/10/2008 12:00:11 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: trumandogz
Austin's Freelance Semi-Conductor Employees of the Month winners:


20 posted on 01/10/2008 12:03:02 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I have ways of finding out

Do you have a wide stance?

22 posted on 01/10/2008 12:15:35 PM PST by tx_eggman ("Believing without loving turns the best of creeds into a weapon of oppression" Eugene Peterson)
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To: IrishBlue
I think knowing the "job interview details" would be "too much information"....

LOL

23 posted on 01/10/2008 12:20:28 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: TexasCajun

I think theyjust want you to leave them be.


24 posted on 01/10/2008 12:21:07 PM PST by cajungirl
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To: weegee

giggle


25 posted on 01/10/2008 12:22:40 PM PST by freekitty ((May the eagles long fly our beautiful and free American sky.))
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To: tx_eggman; Resolute Conservative

Resolute, do you have Gaydar? What says you about Ryan Seacrest and Lindsey Graham?


26 posted on 01/10/2008 12:23:22 PM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: Clemenza; tx_eggman

When married to my first wife and had no kids and was somewhat social, her sister ( who is a flaming lib and hates my guts ) experimented crossing over to the lap licker side and had many GLBT friends and they were always coming around since my ex was too nice to run them off. I became sensitive to the aura once a few moments of close contact went by.

I have a wide stance for another reason :) that was tacky :)

“What says you about Ryan Seacrest and Lindsey Graham?” Yes and may be given the chance :)


27 posted on 01/10/2008 12:37:59 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: GulfBreeze

You mean to tell me I bought a computer that is lite in the loafers???

Crap!!!

They need to add Verizon to this list if they missed that company...


28 posted on 01/10/2008 12:42:02 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Resolute Conservative

That’s a shame - you’re missing out on knowing some truly nice people (who could probably help you in your career, too). Not kidding.


29 posted on 01/10/2008 12:45:46 PM PST by txcaprockgal
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To: trumandogz

These people are kidding if they think people will accept having transgendereds working next to them.

Wait until HR sees them losing their best employees. It’s one thing to deal with a closeted homosexual, but someone who’s gone the sex change route?

Just you wait.


30 posted on 01/10/2008 12:51:24 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Clemenza; Resolute Conservative
Resolute, do you have Gaydar?

If not, I can lend you mine ...

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31 posted on 01/10/2008 12:54:30 PM PST by tx_eggman ("Believing without loving turns the best of creeds into a weapon of oppression" Eugene Peterson)
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To: tx_eggman

My test is to yell “clang clang.” If they answer “Where’s the Trolley”, then you know you have one.


32 posted on 01/10/2008 12:55:59 PM PST by Clemenza (Ronald Reagan was a "Free Traitor", Like Me ;-))
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To: trumandogz
I live here and can testify it's exactly like the say.

Heck, when I go to restaurants now I have to ask for the non-gay section.

33 posted on 01/10/2008 12:57:56 PM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: txcaprockgal

I am in the top of my field and more work than can do. Thanks anyway.


34 posted on 01/10/2008 1:26:07 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: unixfox
What restaurants in Austin to you go to?
35 posted on 01/10/2008 1:37:36 PM PST by trumandogz (Hunter Thompson 2008)
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To: Resolute Conservative

You’re welcome, and congratulations on your job success.

It’s a free country, of course, & you have every right to choose with whom you’re going to associate.

Actually the best response to your initial statement (”I will not knowingly work with a homo.”) is a question: why not?


36 posted on 01/10/2008 1:50:43 PM PST by txcaprockgal
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To: txcaprockgal

The same reason I do not associate with Cowboys fans, loud unruly people, unyielding Democrats, druggies, or my ex-wife, I don’t want to.


37 posted on 01/10/2008 2:20:09 PM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast

That explains a lot about Dell’s marketing choices lately.


38 posted on 01/10/2008 3:01:39 PM PST by anymouse
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To: AppyPappy
I would probably want to avoid working with them because I would be morally obligated to tell them the Truth. That's a sin you can't talk about without setting yourself up for a lawsuit...
39 posted on 01/12/2008 7:36:16 AM PST by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom

It would probably shock you to know that we don’t talk about sex at work.


40 posted on 01/12/2008 9:56:40 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Well, that's not the case with many homosexuals. I have a friend who worked for American Airlines. It was "Homo Capital". The stories she'd tell! Most of the gross stuff came from after-work get togethers/socializing.

Here in our small-town Walmart, there was a confused young man. I watched him over a period of several months transition from just having somewhat feminine speech to wearing primarily pink, and finally a pair of pink chandelier earrings to work! That was the straw that broke the camel's back. I had to talk to the manager. She said she'd had lots of complaints and asked me to call corporate. I did. He was fired the next week, and everyone was relieved. They knew he was just pushing the envelope further and further, and they were all bothered by it. But it took customers to complain.

41 posted on 01/12/2008 4:41:47 PM PST by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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