Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Skepticism has been expresses in various places about the veracity of what was reported to me about a Chase Bank survey in which employees were asked to go on the record as to whether they are "an ally of the LGBT community." "It would be bad if it really happened," some are saying, "but I don't believe it did." I have, however, received confirmation that it did in fact happen from another employee. He identified himself to me so that I could confirm his identity, but requested, for obvious reasons, that I not disclose his name. Here is the text of his note
I just wanted to confirm the Chase employee survey. It did have the last two options about being an LBGT ally. I have worked for Chase for [here he gave the number] years and was blown away by this question. I have no idea what they were thinking when they asked that. If this is posted,please spare my identity.
I would be grateful if other Chase employees could provide confirmation. It would be especially good if someone has a screen shot of the survey questions.
The philosopher Richard Schuldenfrei once told me about what it was like growing up as a "red diaper baby" in a devoutly Communist family: "We were taught two things: The Rosenbergs were not spies, and it's a good thing they were." I wonder if we're heading for something similar in this case: "The survey questions were not asked, and it's a good thing they were."