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It’s like telling someone, hey I have a mental disorder , hire me

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My pronouns kiss/my/ass.

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Jul 6, 2023Liked by 2nd Smartest Guy in the World

I’ll chime in. I work in grocery for a large supermarket chain here in Oregon. Over the past three years, I’ve noticed that the people I work with who use pronouns, are more often than not calling out sick a few times a month. It’s frustrating for the rest of us who don’t call out with lame excuses. I’m a 63 year old brain tumor survivor who occasionally experiences headaches and cognitive function issues, but I still show up and NEVER EVER use that as an excuse for not coming into work. I was given a second chance at life and I’m not going to squander it!!! 💜🧠🙏

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No one wants to walk on eggshells all day

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I once heard a business owner say he had no problem giving an ex felon or similar a chance if he felt like he might actually work out, but a resume with pronouns “goes right in the trash”. It made an impression me: ex criminal? Maybe. Pronouns? Hell no”. I’d have to agree

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no business owner wants to hire trouble. it may be "illegal" to not hire someone on the basis of their declaration of phony pronouns but unless you can read my mind (wait, it's coming), you won't really know why i picked one person over the other.

a pronoun person is a lawsuit waiting to happen.

i was recently asked to do wardrobe on a small opera for a few days. as i've been let go of my job of 40 years over the vaccine, i took it. no one asked me my pronouns but when i saw the program i discovered that the artistic directors had taken the liberty of "assigning" me a pair based on my biological reality. i'm going to let them know that i am not a member of their church, that i will not recite their catechism and that in future, should my name appear in print, it is NOT to have any descriptives after it.

there are no such things as non-binary people. everyone is one OR the other, no matter how they dress, what color they dye their hair or what pronouns they think they can force others to use.

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Just like the #metoo bullshit. Worst thing to happen to women in a long time.

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They're happy to tell you who you have to hire because they don't have to work in the office with the whackadoodles.

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LinkedIn pronouns are a red flag. Here are the cringiest flexes: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-flex-on-linkedin-cringe-contest

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She/Her applicants might as well add their penis dimensions.

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“The phantom resume including pronouns received 8% less interest than the one that did not lead with mental illness, with fewer interview and phone screening invitations.” <- I can’t believe it’s ONLY 8% less interest. And I laughed at, “...did not lead with mental illness,...” haha

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90% of the women on dating apps use pronouns now. 🤦🏼‍♂️ 🤦‍♀️ 🫠🤡

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People are free to see themselves as they wish and some for which we can feel sorry for their confusion. However, the cognitive weakness of those so deeply mentally disturbed that they do not know the difference between their wish and physical reality raise the question of emotional stability, and, hence, not good hiring candidates. Further, it is inexcusable to punish anyone who refuses to recognize wishes as physical reality or mandate recognition of false pronouns, which are in fact lies, counter to physical reality.

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I sure as hell wouldn’t hire someone who proudly proclaimed they were mentally ill

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This is so funny, Smart Guy II! I choked on my dry cereal and almost died from coughing. What an intense newsletter!

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