I was a Personal Assistant, so when my boss doubled him/herself into He/She/They or some such trans-title ... transitioning from one spirit into at least two, I knew there was trouble ahead. The thing is, I was still only one person, and could only run, type, text, email, "facilitate" and "expiate" so fast.
I knew that two "They" would mean double work for me, but this prediction, naively based on arithmetic (two of her/him needing twice as much assistance by me), actually underestimated the problem. In reality the work was multiplied tenfold.
First, I had to learn a whole new language -- not to become bi-lingual, but half-lingual. Queerspeak has only a tentative relationship to English. And my Oxford English Dictionary wasn't much help. (I keep a large printed copy on my desk; I'm old-fashioned that way.) My boss(es) laugh: "you're so from another age", say They.
Then I had to change the pre-set salutations and signatures on all the printed and online documents and correspondence, which made me wince. (So that's what "triggering" is ...)
Then, there were the logistical problems, as when They wanted to have a meeting about "the office atmosphere". We are part of a larger office. I had to set up a meeting with Them. "How many people will be there," I ask? "Where?" "At the meeting." "Just you and us." "Okay ... so ... how many chairs?" "Two, of course. Yours and ours."
So we met, and talked about atmosphere. "Do you feel un-included and marginalized within our new normativity?" asked They. (Um ... yes.) "Sounds like you may need mental health support." (No, I'm fine ... really ...) "It would help you to Refresh and Reset your intersectionalism! Why haven't you updated your signature yet, using inclusive pronouns?"
"I," said I, straightening my spine, "prefer exclusivity in a pronoun, myself. I mean, like when it excludes the ungrammatical."
"Well that's sounds gas-lightingly colonialist, we must say."
"I bet you must. Did you know that it was in 1792 that William Murdoch invented gas lighting for houses? No, you didn't? Well he did, and that means that when Charlotte Bronte wrote Jane Eyre in 1847 she probably wrote it by gas light ..."
"Oh. Well, that all sounds pretty colonialist if you ask us, and we don't see what that anti-standpoint-ism has to do with ..."
"... and could you imagine if Charlotte, while finishing her famous novel by gas light, had ended it with 'Reader, I married them' ?"
"Why, the whole nature of English Literature would be different!"
"Good! The whole bloody thing should be de-centered and de-platformed."
That was when I adopted the Standpoint that my boss had diversified from any Theory I'd call rational, and I realized I had to get out of there.
Reader, I Resigned.