Friday, January 14, 2011
Come work at the State Department!
So I was researching the State Department today to find out about what career opporunities are available, and I stumbled upon this video - "I advocate for America."
Michelle and Mary, U.S. Diplomats, Public Diplomacy Career Track, Political Career Track
"Mary let her career development officer know that I was going to be starting A-100, which is the orientation class, immediately prior to me joining the service. And they assigned us to serve together in Jerusalem. And in fact, even before it became policy to work to try to keep us together the way they keep together married opposite sex couples the department has been very good to us in terms of working to keep us together and having us serve together."
This is an official video promoting the State Department's advocacy of homosexual couples wanting to serve together - http://careers.state.gov/learn/who-we-are/employee-experiences?movname=jayne Apparently the video has a masked direct link so I can't upload it on here, but I just wanted to get this blog's take on the promotional nature from within a government department of homosexuality in the workplace. It's another aspect of the "Great gay debate" and this aspect to me comes off as....well unprofessional. Why? Because sexual orientation is not something to be discussed in a professional work environment.