Tuesday, December 12, 2006
It's also the time of year when I'm reminded that my partner isn't seen on an equal level as the spouses of my co-workers, despite the fact that several of them have gone through more than one spouse since they've been here. Or the others, who have been married for about 10 minutes and get full benefits, compared to the 10+ years Dinger and I have been together. Or the ones who just started working here last month, whose spouses are fully included in the plans, compared to the 9+ years I've put in with the company.
"We're considering it."
Eh, that was no fun. It was like teasing a caged animal. Chin up.
I have always tried to work for companies that offer domestic partner benefits. It has been a big determining factor in which companies that I have applied for work with. I know that not everyone has that choice. I have been lucky.