Tuesday, February 18, 2014



I am fortunate to have two jobs.  So many people can't find even one.  For over two years, I've worked seventy hour weeks.

No more.

My retail job gave me a promotion to Head Cashier, which is a full time position.  As it is full time, it means I get benefits.  No extra hours, as I was working full time hours anyway, but it does mean that when others get their hours cut, I won't.

Full Time... Soon...

Benefits.  So many people don't get them any more.  Corporations don't feel like paying for them.  Some conservatives don't see why a company making gobs of money should have to pay benefits.  They don't care how loyal the employee is, nor do they care how hard that employee works to make the business succeed.  They care only that someone at one time took a risk with their money and deserve a reward- no one else does.

Fortunately, my retail job doesn't subscribe to that.

So what do these benefits get me?  Retirement savings for one.  But it's the health insurance that is the reason I took the job.  The insurance covers GCS.

Gender Confirmation Surgery may actually be within my reach.  A Dream I never dared touch.

But that's over a year away.  A lot can happen in a year.  If life has taught me anything, it is that.

Change happens.

Oh, and tomorrow I tell my Head manager I'm a woman.  This will be... interesting.

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Sophie, I am so psyched for you!!! GCS in your very reach...that is a jewel, whether you feel you need to use it, or not.
    Much congrats to you, my dear sister!