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Hi! First time working with a larger company - suggestions on handling pronouns at work? I’ve worked with smaller agencies where it was easier to bring up. Now I’m on a larger team, talking to/referencing people I’ve never met. I’m less concerned about my own pronouns and more concerned about how to make sure I’m using the correct pronouns for the people I work with. I’ve been structuring sentences to avoid gender specific pronouns but would love to hear suggestions. Thanks!

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I just use they until someone introduces usually

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i do the same when referring to my bf with new people if im on the fence about revealing my sexuality right away. sometimes i think god bless the english language lol

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Do people put it in their signature? Can you start the trend?

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No one else does (that I’ve seen) but I think I’m going to add it to mine. Thank you!

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I would put it in your email signature and try to get some team members to do the same. Worth a shot seeing if you can get HR to encourage the practice as well. Or if you have an LGBT employee resource group, maybe having them lead the charge on that. I think just prefacing it in larger meetings will help too and hopefully they will pass on the message to others to refer to you with those pronouns

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This is all great info that I hadn’t even considered yet, thank you!

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