(Closed) I Have a Name, You Know!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Uh yeah, I’m the accountant an an electrical engineering lab. The lone female surrounded by men. I often get referred to as the secetary, sweeatheart, hon, or simply “the woman.” It’s the only thing that bothers me, not the crude and offensive babble I listen to all day.

Post # 4
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46453 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had a surgeon who used to call me honey, until I said to him one day ” Dr.So and So, I am not your honey. Furthermore I likely never will be, so I would appreciate it if you call me  Jane or Nurse Doe in the future”. He never called me honey again.

You have to be assertive but be direct with the person involved. Complaining to someone else won’t work.

Post # 5
Member
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I worked in a male related field and I was known as “Roxee” (the only other girl was Kari, her real name) nobody called me anything else…. I guess I MADE it known in a way that they knew not to call me anything else! LOL

Post # 7
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@rubyred605:  Hah, yeah. “Woman” got shot down pretty quickly, and it’s pretty rare that it happens any more.

Really, it’s annoying, but it’s such a small company (only 20 people), and I just tease them right back. :p

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