Nicknames unprofessional? - page 3

by blackvans1234

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Hello all, I figured I would make this a poll so I can see the results rather than scroll through many comments (however comments are appreciated also!) So my name is Richard, I am usually never called Richard, but usually... Read More


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    Marked mine wrong also... Richie is fine to use at work... Richard for resume as others have said.
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    Not sure what is unprofessional about a nickname, especially if it a shortened version of your given name. I could see if you were calling yourself something like "Spanky" or "Tiny." I have known a "Sunshine," a "Sunflower", a "Liberty," and a "Treasure" - all given names. Let's not forget the current trends of naming children places - "Dakota," "Brooklyn," "Cheyenne," "Heaven." Are those people unprofessional for using their given names, or is their parents who were unprofessional? Just what we need - one more way to judge each other.
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    Oops I voted no instead of yes......
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    Ugh the woman who said that to you sounds insufferable!! It's a name. And who asked her opinion on what people call you?
    nrsang97 and loriangel14 like this.
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    I work with a Danny, Dani, Jess, Jacquie, and Vicky.

    It's your name, go by what you want.

    Sheesh.
    Spidey's mom and nrsang97 like this.
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    Nicknames like: Richie, John Boy, Bobby D, Kimmy, Rach.....GOOD

    Nicknames like: Stinky, pecker head, boobs of Bellevue, large marge.....BAD

    Huge difference in those groups. I don't understand AT ALL how someone could knock someone for going by something like Richie.
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    There are several folks with my first name on the unit I work in, so when there's more than one of us together, I usually go by my middle name. I see nothing unprofessional about that or shortened versions of first names. Now if we're talking a nickname that could be construed as offensive, then it's another story.
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    Well the poll was inconclusive LOL

    I've (We've) learned two things from this thread

    1) I can't make a clear poll
    2) Nicknames are fine as long as they're not outrageous, as in sugar lips, hot bunz (hot buns would be acceptable).

    I filled out the form at the nametag store and asked the woman if that's how it would appear on my name tag, she said yes. I asked if I could change it, she asked what I would change it to, so I told her Richie. She then went on the ''unprofessional tangent''.

    I was curious and asked my clinical instructor her opinion, and she voted unprofessional. However without prompting, she wouldn't have had an opinion (three months in and she hasn't said anything)
    Esme12 likes this.
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    I don't see what is wrong with a nickname unless it is something like Spike I don't see how a company would make you change your name, just choose what you are most comfortable with!
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    Quote from melissakc12
    I don't see what is wrong with a nickname unless it is something like Spike I don't see how a company would make you change your name, just choose what you are most comfortable with!
    ^What's MORE annoying is how someone feels to be "authorized" to give tips on what is "right"...
    Sheesh...


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