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What's the best way to tell a boss she's mispronouncing your name?

Asked by dans85 (109points) February 23rd, 2007
I've been working at the same place for 5 or 6 months, and my boss originally pronounced my name correctly. But, after I was away for about a month, she began mispronouncing my name and I haven't said anything about it for at least 3 weeks. How do I tell her? (She's very sweet and wouldn't be hard to confront).
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nomtastic's avatar
with a sense of humor. "hey, can i tell you something? my name is really pronounced _____. no, no, people get it wrong all the time. actually, when i was little, there was this one kid that said it _________. isn't that funny?"
nomtastic's avatar
something like that.
JCS's avatar
If you'd like to go the passive agressive route why not answer the phone in front of her and say" hi this is (name pronounced correctly) speaking. How may I help you?" That should do the trick.
gailcalled's avatar
The more time you let pass, the harder it becomes.. three weeks and counting? Approach will depend on boss, you, and your general working relationship together. I have always found that passive aggressive behavior professionally (and personally, I might add) is not the best way to improve relationships. If you guys get along, just mention it to her briefly and calmly.
hossman's avatar
I am more than happy to adopt the new pronunciation of my name so long as my name is spelled sufficiently correct to deposit my paycheck.
figbash's avatar

This may also be considered passive aggressive, but simply call her voicemail with some basic question you know the answer to, and leave a message when you know she won't pick up. Hi, it's (insert correct pronunciation here) - end of story. If she calls back, hopefully she'll get your outgoing voicemail message with the correct pronunciation on it too.

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