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About my name

(13 Posts)
bramblesandblackberries Sat 27-Aug-16 14:57:04

My name is spelled incorrectly at work.

It's a minor misspelling but actually results in a different name (a bit like Louise / Louisa)

AIBU to feel a bit upset about it?

JellyBelli Sat 27-Aug-16 14:58:39

Yes you are, just tell them. Its a typing error, not a personal insult.

bramblesandblackberries Sat 27-Aug-16 15:01:57

It's not a typing error smile it's a different name!

Hariasa Sat 27-Aug-16 15:02:04

Get them to fix it.

There are two spellings of my name. I never allow a mistake to stand.

JigglypuffsCaptor Sat 27-Aug-16 15:06:56

Every company I've worked for have got my surname wrong, just ask HR to change it smile

Queenbean Sat 27-Aug-16 15:08:10

How could you POSSIBLY be unreasonable to want to be called by your proper name?

Just ask them to fix it, no drama

Leviticus Sat 27-Aug-16 15:10:15

It's simple enough to correct so yes, you are being unreasonably upset about it. It's a waste of energy.

bramblesandblackberries Sat 27-Aug-16 15:10:32

I've asked so many times and it's never done. Really annoying

TwoLittleBlooms Sat 27-Aug-16 15:12:17

Tell them, they will sort it. Try having the in-laws (all bil, sil, pil) spelling your name wrong for nearly 10 years! That is frustrating (they even do it when the y can see my name in front of them!)

Hariasa Sat 27-Aug-16 15:12:41

Where is it wrong brambles?

Email, name badge, payslip?

bramblesandblackberries Sat 27-Aug-16 15:20:36

All the above sad

Everyone spells it wrong. I'm prickly about my name, I must admit.

Hariasa Sat 27-Aug-16 15:28:10

That's really not acceptable.

Speak to HR. Ask what their procedures are for correcting this error and what the timescales are for resolving.

Your IT will probably have a separate process for amending the email.

Be polite, but be firm.

mamas12 Sat 27-Aug-16 15:42:14

Ok you will have inform HR that this has gone oN far too long and you are no Longer able tO tolerate it. Make a polite email.
Tell them you won't be wearing your name badge as it is not your name and any emails with the wrong name will,be sent back or sent on to them or your boss

Start calling anyone who still persists a different name to what they are

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