Your husband? But you're a guy!

Friday, January 28, 2005

I got a job as a technical support rep for a telecomm company. The work is ok, I'm in training right now. I'm still looking for a job in software development, which is the area that most interests me. But this pays the bills, so it'll have to do.

Anyways, during the training we were explained the security policy of the company. He said that we could only divulge confidential information to an account holder or to his or her spouse. The instructor then cleared up that in the US there are some states where homosexuals can legally wed (which is false... there is only one, Mass. Vermont only has civil unions). Anyhoo, he said that we should be careful and not always assume the spouse of a person is of the opposite sex. This was quite nice to hear, that corporations are adapting to the ever-evolving social makeup of the world.

Sadly, he added that if someone simply refers to himself (or herself) as a "life partner", we couldn't give them squat. Only "spouse". Sorry.

Oh well. This is close enough. What a world...

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