(Closed) How long did it take to change your name at work?

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 2
4006 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Not at all. Call, don’t email, and actually talk to a person.

Post # 3
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


MrsGatito:  Does not sound normal to me. Email her again about the name change and only the name change. Be firm and tell her you want it done now. She’s just being lazy.

Post # 5
9142 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

MrsGatito:  Forever because they keep messing it up.  I pretty much gave up and figure my name won’t be right until I change jobs and start out fresh with a new HR.

Post # 6
8582 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

took a couple of weeks for all the papers to be processed.

Post # 7
6826 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011


About a week if that and I work for a huge company

Post # 8
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsGatito:  I’ve spoken to our IT guy and I’ve told him I want it changed by the time I get back from my honeymoon! He keeps forgetting when my wedding is so every time I come back to work after a few days off he’s like “do you want me to change it now?” haha

Post # 10
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m really lucky where I work. There are over 100 people here but it’s super easy to talk to anyone, and everyone pretty much knows about any of the major life events happening with everyone else. Our HR lady changed it the monday after the wedding, while we were on our honeymoon. Our IT guy changed it as soon as we got back, and I requested the change. 

Post # 11
1011 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I got married in December and submitted my paperwork in January when we went back to school (I’m a teacher).  I finally got all my stuff changed about a month ago (email, etc).  I work for a large school district so obviously a name change is not high on the priority list.

Post # 12
12955 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I got married over a year ago and my name change request still hasn’t processed.

I work in a huge bureaucracy, so I’m not shocked.

Post # 13
14402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Immediately.  I actually didn’t notify them for months cause I just didnt feel like dealing with, but they found out somehow and came to me and asked if I had gotten married and changed my name.  I think I gave them my marriage certificate and it was updated in the system probably the next week.

Post # 14
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsGatito:  I work for a non profit and I AM the IT person even though it’s not in my job description. I’ll be changing my name myself when I return from the honeymoon…you should def call someone!

Post # 15
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

She sounds lazy, it is really not that difficult to change surname’s. Mine was done immediatly but it does help since I am in HR. Either way if/when someone submits all their documents I never take longer than a week to ensure everything is changed.

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