Congratulations to Bilerico-Indiana's Austin Crowder! Austin announced this morning that she is living full-time as a woman now. She was worried about her employment situation, but even in Indianapolis her new employer accepted her transition without batting an eye.
I wasn't expecting to go full-time so soon. In fact, up until a week ago I wasn't slated to start until November. I figured it would take me that long to find a quality job with a good company, and in the meantime I'd have to slog it out as a male.
The whole disclosure process was painless. I told my HR manager about the issue, she asked when I wanted to start dressing as a woman, and that was that. I'm still amazed at how simple the process was - for all I heard I was fully prepared for procedural meetings, requests for proof, every little nit to pick under the sun. But the response was resounding: We Want Your Skills.
Please join me in wishing Austin well in her transition. Head on over to her post on Bilerico-Indiana and leave her a supportive comment, won't you? It's a big day today!