One of my coworkers suddenly started calling me a different name yesterday. It's my first name, and I don't use it. I've made that clear. At first, I didn't understand what he was doing. Disrespect confuses me sometimes.
I'll address this today. My goal is respectful communication that makes clear his disrespect and my refusal to accept it.
I plan to say, "I do not identify with that name. It is disrespectful for you to call me it after I explained to you my name. I took the time to learn your name. I expect the same respect from you."
Woo! Face-to-face conflict resolution is one of my weaknesses right now. Deep breaths. I can do this.
Well hello there.