One more reason to have nothing to do with JPMorgan Chase (aside from the fact they’re a wretched bank, that should have failed five or six years ago).
I’ve worked at Chase for the past 11 years. Yearly (sometimes skipping a year though) the bank will send out an Employee Survey to gauge how the employees feel about the bank and the management team they report up to. Every year that’s all the questions ever related to: the bank in general and management. But this year there was a question that had many of us scratching our heads.
This is a companywide survey. All lines of business have the same survey. There was a question where it said to check the boxes that were applicable to you. You could select one, more than one, or none. Here it is:
Are you: 1) A person with disabilities; 2) A person with children with disabilities; 3) A person with a spouse/domestic partner with disabilities; 4) A member of the LGBT community.
I thought 4 was a little oddly placed, but oh well. It was the next option that pulled the needle off the record:
5) An ally of the LGBT community, but not personally identifying as LGBT.
What?! What kind of question was that? An “ally” of that community? What’s the alternative if you don’t select that option? You’re not a ally of the LGBT community?
This survey wasn’t anonymous. You had to enter your employee ID. With the way things are going and the fact that LGBT rights are being viewed as pretty much tantamount to the civil rights movement of the mid 50s to late 60s, not selecting that option is essentially saying “I’m not an ally of civil rights”; which is a vague way to say “I’m a bigot.” The worry among many of us is that those who didn’t select that poorly placed, irrelevant option will be placed on the “you can fire these people first” list.
This falls right in line with my thinking that these “sexual anarchy” issues are, indeed, going to become the “pinch of incense” and “Caesar is lord” test-cases of the future. You will either submit to the accepted line, or you will face the loss of your job, and perhaps your freedom and your life.
We’ll find out who the true, regenerated, Christians are, and those who are simply playing along.