My last job, within the first year (of 25) I had abbreviated my name out of self-defense. Had this
conversation today, and last week, and the week before that ...
Me: Hi, this is BetteJo calling from (lalalala). May I please speak with So&So?
Other person: Sure. I'm sorry, you said your name is Bette?
Me: Yes well, BetteJo, actually.
Other person: Okay Bette, hold on and I will find her for you.
Will someone explain to me why, when I give my name, when I even give it a second time - specifying that it is actually different from what the person is calling me, they STILL shorten my name????
With the new job I thought, okay, I will give my real name a try. We will see what happens. I mean - with kids being named things like Apple and Bronx, how hard is it to get someone to say BetteJo?
Pretty doggone tough, apparently. So apparently I have to go back to -
Me: Hi, this is BJ calling from (lalalala) ....