We had a cleaner resign this week. It’s always sad when part of our team moves on, but in this case we were heartened to read his resignation letter. He’s transgender, and it was kind of him to comment on how he valued his experience of working with Green Mop. I asked him if I could share his kind letter in a blog post in order to reassure any other trans people who might be seeking employment. He said I could. His letter included this paragraph:
“I have really enjoyed my time at Green Mop and have valued working with such welcoming and hard-working people. I would like to add that I have felt that Green Mop has offered me a safe and supportive working environment as a transgender person and would like to thank you for that. It has given me a lot of hope for future employment situations.”
He also said he’d like to add the following:
“At Green Mop I didn’t have to worry about being openly trans. In my interview, my supervisor asked for my pronouns and said if I experienced any prejudice to contact her. When showing my ID, she politely asked if I would prefer they ignore my deadname and acknowledged that changing my name is a difficult process. If anyone misgendered me, my supervisor would correct them. My employers made every effort to ensure the people I was working with were aware of my pronouns. It has given me a lot of hope for future employment knowing there are employers who respect my identity.”
I’d like to thank him for taking the time to write about our lovely team, and for helping any future trans job applicants who might be anxious about coming to meet us for the first time. We’re proud to be a welcoming and inclusive place to work for all.
Any people seeking employment with a respectful and supportive employer can complete our application form here.