NWR – It absolutely baffles me…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I’ve met people who have a serious problem with names– almost like a name-specific dyslexia! But that would be an excuse for maybe one person in your work life, not multiple!

Post # 4
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11712 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I get it all the time, and I’ve been here nearly 4 years.  My name, obviously, is Abbie.  I get Abby all the time, even when I’ve recently sent them emails signed with the correct spelling.

Oh well.

Post # 5
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4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Who knows? Ive worked in my office for four years and people still call me Andrea and Alexandria. My name is Alexandra and I go by Alex.

Post # 6
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I know people, myself included who get this all the time…sometimes even coming from family members!

My last name ends with “-er” it’s often spelled “-ar”

Know a lot of guys who are Erik, Eric, Erich and Erick…who all seem to get the wrong version of their name most of the time.

 

Post # 7
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4523 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The same thing happens to my co-worker, but not at work.  It happens outside work.  Her name is Simone and people call her every name in the world, but that.  It is so frustrating for her.  I dont blame you if this gets to you!

Post # 10
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

@ebarnes0:  A whole new name for you? That’s crazy. I’d be very annoyed. I’ve had classmates and coworkers who have names pronounced nothing like they’re spelled and I always make an effort to learn the correct pronunciation. Plus if it’s a short name like you said yours is five letters…I’d learn to spell it too.

I also had a coworker who would get very angry that people would not learn her last name correctly…it was Chern, but because she was Asian people would look at it and say Chen. Basically leaving out the “r”…she felt it was very disrespectful/racist of people to do to her.

Post # 11
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ebarnes0:  mine’s the same, people take liberties and shorten mine all the time.

My boss just brought an email to me, the guy’s name is Leigh, pretty easy right?  Nope, boss kept saying Leath – are you kidding me?

Post # 13
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1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

lol i HATE that! My name is only 5 letters long but people constantly put an “E” in it! What makes matters worse is that, at work, my name is in the signature!!!

Just reference the signature!!

Sheesh!

Post # 14
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1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

This happens to me all the time.  Within our company, you have to look up people by name to email them – so my name is RIGHT THERE.  It’s also in my sig block too.  It makes no sense that they continue to misspell it.

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