I’ve had some experiences where co-workers with children were able to negotiate time off during periods when the business needed attention.

One manager who was the on call back up never came in during weekends.

His absence added to the stress I was under when staff called in sick and I had to find last minute cover.

In the end it resolved by him giving me a disciplinary. Which his seniority in the business enabled him to do.

That’s an example of someone who seemed to have their own platform of privilege which I would have liked to topple.

I’d like to hear your thoughts about LGBTQI equality and if you feel it has become better or worse since 2019. Maybe you have your own stories to share.

Apparently this man is in the fire fighting force now, although I don’t know if he ever gave up smoking…..