About 6 months ago our entire command went to a new email system,
which also involved changing our email addresses. Under the old
system our assigned usernames were simply lastname_initials, but now
they are of the form title/rank_firstname_lastname. When this changed
I was really annoyed because (a) I have a long name and it is a pain
in the neck to type all of that, and (b) I couldn't help thinking how
typical of the military to put so much emphasis on ranks and titles.
After reading these threads, however, I can now see a potential
benefit. No one has any excuse any more for not knowing that I am a
female with a doctorate! ;-)
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Subject: Re: It's a "Ms"tery!!!!
Author: Joy L Frestedt <frest001 at MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU> at Internet-Mail
Date: 2/29/96 17:18
I can't believe this company actually assigns gender specific titles to
employees email correspondence. How RUDE (or possible even illegal?)! I
actually remember thinking it was quite strange for the email header in
question to say "Ms. S.J. Rickard." I presumed that the sender felt quite
strongly about the fact that she was female.