Post # 17
Ms., or put your middle name in the signature line. My friend has a traditionally boys name (Let’s say its Ryan) and she signs her emails “Ryan Elizabeth Smith” since her middle name is most definitely female.
Post # 18
Thanks for the advice, everyone! I shall address it in my next email.
Post # 19
I like ProfessorGirl’s advice the best. Maybe run it by your boss first, if you’re unsure if it will go over well with him/her. I don’t think your boss will have an issue with you clarifying this, especially if you do so in such a professional manner.
Post # 20
I don’t think your boss would have an issue with clarifying this point. I’d definitely sign Ms. or Mrs. as those are fairly clear indicators.
Post # 21
I have that problem sometimes too. I’m actually African but my name is spelled like some commom Japanese names. I’ve had folks call me Mister, ask if I speak Japanese etc. Via email of course. It doesn’t bother me. I just shrug it off. Hopefully, signing your name will give them a clue but since it’s been 2weeks, I don’t know if they will read your signature line.
Post # 22
add a signature to your emails that says Ms./ Miss./ Mrs.
Post # 23
I have a freaking female name and have been addressed as “Mr” in email correspondence before. Wtf.
Post # 24
I would say just sign it Ms./Miss/Mrs next time, but who knows if that will correct it. I have a very common name (first and last) and despite the fact that my work email is [email protected], and that my name is in my signature of every email, people mess it up. Like if my name was Jane Smith, they would call me Janet or Janey or Smithy or something.
I think sometimes people just don’t read carefully, especially if there is a language barrier.
Post # 25
My first name is Andi and any email correspondence I’m addressed as Mr. What guy spells his nameI with an “I” at the end. I need to dot it with a heart.
Plus, we’ve had people think we are a gay couple because we both have boy names. Pay attention!!!
Post # 26
OMG Me too!! I am so sick (used to it tho) of getting “Andy”, I started adding an “e” at the end (Andie)…
Seems to have helped but sometimes, my boss still mocks me by writing “Andy” on stuff. Grr!
(Sorry to thread jack)