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Offline Shadow-Da-Wolf

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« on: December 19, 2005, 05:06:01 pm »
any of you display furryness at work?
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2005, 06:58:31 pm »
It depends on how what you concider expressing furryness

Do I wear ears and a tail, have plushies in my office, have furry artwork on the walls, and go around telling everyone I'm a fur? No.

Does everyone know I love animals and buy all sort of animal stuff? Yes

Do they call me down to the floor to let me know when we get new plushies, pictures, or fiquirines in so I can pick thru them? Yes

Do they know I live with 3 wolf hybrids and have pictures of them in my office?  Yes

Have they seen pictures of my fursuits and know I make them? Yes (I even offered to make ears and a tail for one gal next halloween)

Have I discussed the CSI episode at work? Yes

I guess that's concidered expressing my furryness '<img'>
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2005, 08:31:57 pm »
We need more furs like you in this world, Sporty '<img'>
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2005, 12:35:41 pm »
As Sporty said, probably depends on your definition.

I have a variety of animal/fur stuff in my office ranging from plush to photos.  I have photos of me in suit, including a photo of my fursuit wedding.  It is known I go to fur conventions.  When asked about furs, I express my knowledge of them, and will attempt to answer questions and/or correct misconceptions.  Course I do that with anything I have knowledge of.

One producer came to me and said he "knew" I was a furry.  He said he had done research on the internet and "knew" all about me.  I said.  "So."  He stood there for a second and then said, "oh nothing... just wanted to see what you would say."  He then asked me if I was "a furry".  I asked him "what is furry?"  He said it was "those folks who dress up in animals suits and have sex."  He then asked if I did that.  I responded, "Not last weekend."  He laughed.  I ended up working with him on a series.  He was an anime-addict, proud of being called a geek.  

As I have said in the past, I think most folks would be less interested in furs if they acted more like it was normal.  Way too many furs panic at the thought of being called "a fur".  Think being called a "liberal" is a worse curse these days.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2005, 02:12:55 pm »
yea, the people I work with know I'm a fur, I wear it started cause I wear my Boxers teeshirt to work almost everyday, cause its my work shirt lol.
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2005, 02:22:59 pm »
I'd be glad to display it, if my work wasn't so strict about conforming and crap. *grumbles* If dark purple hair wasn't allowed, I highly doubt any other signs of individuality would be either.

They do know I make animal costumes though, but I had one lady (who no longer works there cahse she stole from the x-mas fund, haw!'<img'> say that spending that much money to make/buy a costume was 'incredibly stupid and a waste'. Pfft. She was just mad I wouldn't make her an Eeyore costume for $10.
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2005, 03:54:09 pm »
well at work most ppl have nick names like one guy is called fox because his last name is McCloud and my good friend that works there is called wolf since she likes wolves and on cuy is called sparky and the big guy who thinks he is a rapper is called twinkey... which then lead to this post because i wanted to start using my furry name at work as my work nick name but they said no and they have been saying some nauty things but whatcan i say i have a derss cod so i really can't but if i did tell them all then i'd surely possibly get my furry name as a work nick name
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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2005, 07:34:02 pm »
yeah -- I think I said this before in another thread, but I have my conbadges hanging up, and my wallpaper is usually furry.

I also wore my fursuit here on Holloween.

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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2005, 01:49:32 pm »
we'll leave it to what every you think is expressing seams like to you... on your personal feeling
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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2005, 02:02:32 am »
Sadly, no.  Expressing furriness in my (overly) professional environment wouldn't be a good idea.  Most people probably wouldn't understand it, and they might take it the wrong way.

Hopefully the next place I work will be a bit more open-minded about that sort of thing.

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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2005, 04:13:50 am »


Oh, nope... not at all.   '<img'>
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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2005, 08:44:57 pm »
While I COULD wear something to work I a.) don't have anything to wear! and b.) no one would see it anyway since I'm night shift at the studio and I'm the only one here, and I'm a bit of a show off.  '<img'>  But at other jobs I always had anthromorph toys at my desk or in my office, and wore animal shirts and such whenever I could get away with it.
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2005, 10:35:25 am »
During the school year, I do work-study in a library, so I could wear anything that I wanted to really, if I had the courage to.  I wear collars sometimes and I have my FWA shirt... (well, I did, it's currently lost and I'm very upset.)  As for my winter break / summer retail job, no... no furryness allowed, except in the form of a tiger charm that I wear on a necklace.
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2005, 06:50:10 pm »
I wear my Mazz Army shirt to work if that counts.

Most people think it's cute and ask what it's for. I just say she's a cartoon character I created.

They already cut my hours I don't need my boss to hate me more and fire me for something stupid.

Although I just htink she's jealous because the customers like me and not her.
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« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2006, 07:28:08 am »
My coworkers know I write "furry" stories on my lunch break, plus they've seen my MFF pictures.

Today, though...I wore one of my tails into work...and through my whole work shift (10 PM-6:30 AM).
One of the executives said it looked nice...and I got some friendly teasing from my coworkers about it.

Pretty good way to ring in the new year, right?  ':?:'
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2006, 09:31:38 am »
Well, I grr and purr, but no more... Kinda busy to be myself.
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« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2006, 01:07:38 pm »
ohh some of are too busy to display it? i'm too concerned on what my pers would say but i'll let them find out eventually
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2006, 05:18:01 pm »
I was thinking about it, and at work I do have a habit of purring and meowling when displeased, of course I am in a section that is pretty quiet of the building.
Although I made an observation, I wear my cat paw slippers around the building and the people I work with tend to think I am a little strange but that's alright '<img'> I prefer it that way.

I will also note that I work at a Health clinic, the clients get a kick of out of the slippers, and I do wear my collar on occasion, when my outfit needs it. '<img'>

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