Post # 1
I think it’s so funny that I was able to get a new driver’s license, social security card, and credit cards with my new name on them in less than a week. Yet, at work, it is still taking WEEKS. I don’t get it. I gave them a certified copy of my marriage license, showed them my official social security card, etc. Yet, they are acting as if this is the most difficult task to undertake. Seriously, all they have to do is go into Outlook and type in my new name. Is it really that hard? HR contact IT twice about the name change and IT is ignoring all forms of contact. Has anyone else had any name change trouble at work?
Post # 3
I haven’t changed my name yet so I don’t know how hard it is to get the IT department to stop watching Youtube and do some actual work. But it’s really annoying that everyone keeps asking me why my name isn’t chagned yet – I never even told anyone I was changing it so that’s really cheeky in my opinion.
Post # 4
Same here, sort of.
My office manager changed my name on my paychecks and my medical/dental right away, but I can’t get them to change my email, login name, anything like that…
I just changed the signature on my email and left it at that for now!
Post # 5
My FMIL still has her old name as her email even though she’s been remarried for 5 years! Not sure how hard she pushed for it to be changed.. but I doubt it will ever happen at this point.
Post # 6
Mine took a while too! I have no clue why. Now I have 2 emails. way to be confusing. great.
Post # 7
It is very simple to change your names in regards to payroll, insurance coverage, etc. However the email addresses are completely out of your HR’s departments control. Our request have to go to an IT department in another compnay wait for approval and then go through 2 more IT departments in different divisions it is such a pain.
Sorry for the tangent, but I really hope it gets resolved soon! Lets see how long mine takes and I am the HR personnel.
Post # 8
I’ve also worked in HR and that isn’t the holdup. Definitely IT. Those guys (and FI is an IT Manager, LOL!) don’t like to change stuff. They live in routine. Same old same old. I would have your Supv/Mgr shoot an email asking what’s taking so long!
Post # 9
I was able to change my social insurance card with NO problem- so I can work with no issues. I was able to change my health card with NO problem- so I can still get free health care. But, God forbid I be able to change my license…lol. I have to wait for a certified document from the government in order to change that. How does that make sense? I can work and still get free health care, but can’t drive under my new name (and yes, I can still drive with my other license so it’s not like they’re actually holding me up). Hilarious!
Post # 10
hah if it was my work, it would take years! It seriously took me 4 months to get an ID badge.
Post # 11
lmao, I’m an IT tech (computer tech to be exact) and yeah, getting people do things in IT is next to impossible unless you’re PART of that crew.
however, it isn’t always as easy as it seems. There are layers upon layers of things that need to be changed in a lot of the larger companies and universities. (used to work at a college, soo, yeaaaah…). The smaller companies are usually alot easier to deal with because it’s centeralized and is typically only one or two things.
also, don’t forget that the larger the company, the more likely it is people won’t realize that mrs (new last name) is the same as ms (maiden name). heck, the may even think you have replaced yourself!!!
me? After filling out more forms for the school last night (school started again, bleh) I’m wanting to keep my current last name so I can return the annoynce that THEY give ME!!! (did I mention I HATE school??? lol)