She Used His Name to Get Ahead - Now There's HELL to Pay! 😱

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🤔 Imagine being a talented copywriter, fluent in English, but struggling to land interviews because of your last name. 😞 That's the predicament our protagonist found herself in. With years of experience under her belt, she decided to take a chance and use her boyfriend's last name on job applications. 💡 Little did she know, this decision would lead to a whirlwind of emotions and opinions from those around her. 🌪️ Buckle up, because this story is about to get wild! 🎢

🤔 A Copywriter's Conundrum: To Use or Not to Use BF's Last Name? 🖊️

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😞 Struggling to Land Interviews Despite Years of Experience 📝

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💡 A Clever Solution: Borrowing BF's Last Name for Job Applications 🤵

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🙌 Honesty is the Best Policy: Always Upfront About Background 🌍

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🎉 Success! Landing the Job with BF's Last Name 💼

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😲 Sharing the Story Leads to Unexpected Backlash 😡

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🤥 Accused of Lying and Misrepresenting Myself 😱

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😠 Friend Threatens to Reveal My "Secret" to Current Employer 🤐

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🤔 Taken Aback by Friend's Intense Anger 😳

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😱 Copywriter's Last Name Switch Sparks Outrage: Is She an A-hole? 🤔

Our clever copywriter thought she had found the perfect solution to her job search woes by using her boyfriend's last name on applications. 💡 And it worked like a charm! 🎉 She landed her dream job and continued using his name professionally. 💼 But when she shared her success story with a friend, all hell broke loose. 😲 Accusations of denying her culture, lying, and stealing jobs flew faster than a speeding bullet. 🚀 Her friend even threatened to expose her "secret" to her employer! 😠 Talk about a plot twist. 😱 Now, the internet is weighing in on this juicy tale. 🌍 Is our copywriter a total a-hole for using her BF's last name, or was she just being resourceful in a tough job market? 🤔 Let's see what the masses have to say! 🗣️

Breaking the glass ceiling with hard work, not just a name 💪

You_just_never_know | You_just_never_know

Using ethnic names can affect job opportunities. Snarky reply included. 💁🏽‍♀️

grumpi-otter | grumpi-otter

Hidden racism in job hunt? Friend's reaction over the top 😒

Pseunomi | Pseunomi

NTA stands firm against friend's racist hiring preferences. 🤯

bobi2393 | bobi2393

Using ethnic names on resume, NTA. Friend needs to chill 😎

deadlyhausfrau | deadlyhausfrau

Consider if that's the kind of friend you want 🤔

BaconEggAndCheeseSPK | BaconEggAndCheeseSPK

Keeping your last name for cultural reasons is completely valid 👍

justabitmoresonic | justabitmoresonic

Navigating job interviews as a black man with a French name 🤔

NomadofExile | NomadofExile

Changing names to fit in with implicit biases is wrong 💼

BeeBelovedFarseer | BeeBelovedFarseer

Navigating a rigged system and winning! 💪

snootypooptooty | snootypooptooty

When your 'friend' uses you for their own gain 🤨

sueelleker | sueelleker

Pen names have legal implications and can cause issues later.

Funkativity | Funkativity

User calls out friend's racial prejudice, declares NTA (not the a**hole)

BanjaxedMini | BanjaxedMini

Keep moving forward, forget the drama. 👍

Elykscorch | Elykscorch

Friend accuses woman of denying culture after NTA boyfriend agreement 🤔

TheLacosteCroc | TheLacosteCroc

Challenging the idea of English-sounding names being inherently more deserving 😡 NTA

szendvics | szendvics

Non-English name bias. Friend should be more offended. NTA 🙌

honeycomb95 | honeycomb95

Using a fake name for a job? Is it legal? 🤔

bct7 | bct7

Using a different name professionally - NTA, it's your business 👍

calledyouallnight | calledyouallnight

Overcoming discrimination with an English-sounding name: NTA 👏

Inevitable-Aardvark | Inevitable-Aardvark

Confronting racism in the workplace. NTA stands their ground. 💪

notabigdealnow | notabigdealnow

Using an alias is legal, friend didn't consider actors/writers. NTA 👍

Lullaby37 | Lullaby37

Using an alternate surname got her the interview, NTA. 👍

ieya404 | ieya404

Breaking down systemic racism with humor. NTA wins!

LimitlessMegan | LimitlessMegan

White person accused of tone-deafness in handling racism. NTA.

max_advice | max_advice

Changing name for job: NTA. Friend's racism: Appalling 😠

MC_squaredJL | MC_squaredJL

Using a different last name to get ahead: fair game? 🤔

CDM2017 | CDM2017

Proving meritocracy doesn't always work 😊 #NTA

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Changing your name for professional reasons is valid, NTA 👍

pasvilliana | pasvilliana

Overcoming name bias in job search, using partner's name legal? 🤔

turtlemari | turtlemari

Defending against racism accusations when using partner's name professionally. NTA 👍

gnixfim | gnixfim

Removing names and ethnicity from HR process is crucial 👍

Shruggles8 | Shruggles8

Using work names is common, but lying is not okay.

beebstx | beebstx

Using a different name isn't denying your culture, NTA 👏

Candide2003 | Candide2003

Employers favoring maiden name exposes racism, friend is no friend. 😠

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Don't let anyone make you feel 'less deserving' 💪🏽

SunshineStealer | SunshineStealer

Using a nickname on resume for job callbacks - NTA! 👏

Gloomheart | Gloomheart

Using a boyfriend's name to combat racism? NTA, friend TA. 👏

JackieChan_fan | JackieChan_fan

Using a different name to get ahead: fair or foul? 🤔

TheShahOfBlah | TheShahOfBlah

Friend accused of betrayal, commenter calls them out hilariously. 🤣

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Fighting discrimination: Society is TA, but commenter is NTA 💪

surikatha | surikatha

Breaking down the system of merit argument with a win! 🎉

_Yalan | _Yalan

Overcoming unconscious bias with a name change. NTA 👏

GraviTeaTime | GraviTeaTime

Choose any name you want for everyday use. Just be honest.

PirateKatie | PirateKatie

Gender bias in hiring? This woman found a creative solution! 🤩

Smitkit92 | Smitkit92

Changing name shouldn't determine job worth. NTA wins!

JustFuzzy | JustFuzzy

Using her fiancé's name got her ahead, NTA 🙌

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Racism is BS, but using an Anglo name to prosper isn't. 👍

greenprotomullet | greenprotomullet

Pen names are common, NTA for calling out racial implications 👏

4LayerCakes | 4LayerCakes

Avoiding discrimination by changing last name; NTA 😊

hikeaddict | hikeaddict

Toxic 'friend' trying to mask racism as cultural concern. NTA.

_Neev | _Neev

Breaking Stereotypes: Commenter defends unconventional ways to get ahead. 💪

lauho5 | lauho5

Blind recruitment helps those with non-Western names. NTA won.

Whoaskedyouthough | Whoaskedyouthough

NTA calls out white guy's hypocrisy in discrimination example 🔥

Clantron | Clantron

Embracing heritage and earning that paycheck! You go, OP! 💰👍

TheTheoristProSpen | TheTheoristProSpen

Congrats on advancement, keep distance from friend with issues. 😊

lolo_sequoia | lolo_sequoia

Name doesn't change heritage, SIL uses maiden name professionally. NTA 👍

Dyslexic_Artist5611 | Dyslexic_Artist5611

Unconscious bias in recruitment? NTA has valid point 👍

Zabkian | Zabkian

Embrace your identity, but do what you gotta do 👏

AlarmingSorbet | AlarmingSorbet

Overcoming bias: a congratulatory NTA comment with positive vibes 👏

amandalynnred | amandalynnred

The harsh reality of job hunting with an ethnic name 😢

BlankImagination | BlankImagination

"Qualifications over names" - NTA shuts down name discrimination.

Dildo_Emporium | Dildo_Emporium

NTA commenter hilariously calls out ridiculous argument.

OldManMillenial | OldManMillenial

Changed name for job search due to unconscious bias, NTA.

nerdlydevon | nerdlydevon

Name bias in hiring confirmed by HR insider. 👍

Yellowsunflowerlover | Yellowsunflowerlover

"Denying your culture" argument is not an excuse for discrimination 👏

AnotherRedditUser467 | AnotherRedditUser467

Standing up against racism and cultural appropriation. 💪

FerretAres | FerretAres

Breaking stereotypes in hiring- NTA is not the AH 💪

JustAnotherHooyah | JustAnotherHooyah

Defending heritage and qualifications from a fake friend 💪

LustForALostBoy | LustForALostBoy

Using nicknames on resumes is fine and name bias exists.

PurpleMP12 | PurpleMP12

Breaking biases or exploiting them? Engaging comment sparks debate.

Alternative_Crimes | Alternative_Crimes

A thought-provoking take on white privilege and racist behavior. 🤔

steelmanfallacy | steelmanfallacy

Calling out racism, NTA takes a stand against white privilege. 🦒

Kellogz27 | Kellogz27

When family dynamics meet career choices. Friend needs perspective 🤔

britfromthe1975 | britfromthe1975

Using maiden name at work is NTA, friend is AH 👍

liefieblue | liefieblue

"Thank you, next" to white people denying your culture 🙏

Reichiroo | Reichiroo

Solving a problem or being a bad friend? NTA or ESH? 🤔

youcancallmebryn | youcancallmebryn

Changing names for job success, clever or deceitful? 🤔

WriteAnotherWoods | WriteAnotherWoods

Hating on social justice warriors and supporting the OP. 😍

Dizzman1 | Dizzman1

Immigrant defends against 'stealing jobs' stereotype in England. 🇬🇧

thebloodshotone | thebloodshotone

Gender bias in engineering hiring practices; NTA uses initials to avoid it.

kyskat | kyskat

A comment applauds someone for admitting white privilege. NTA.

Tomii9 | Tomii9

Fighting a racist system with a "white" name - NTA 👏

AnonymousMowse | AnonymousMowse

Friend accused of racism, commenters side with OP. NTA 😊

zackiedude | zackiedude

Breaking down white privilege and job meritocracy. 👏

vigorous_pigeon | vigorous_pigeon

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