By Julia - United States
Today, I was denied a waitressing job at a local diner I have been going to for years. Due to the fact that my name is Julia. They already have a waitress there named Julie. Apparently, I would "create too much confusion." FML
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  Keyman1212  |  14

Those are both kinda extreme... Wouldn't you agree? Perhaps telling OP that her name is too similar was a nice excuse for not hiring her. I mean, they could have said quite a bit worse, you never know.

  Ugi  |  26

What's wrong with a nickname? Of just an abbreviation?

One could easily be Jules or Jill or 'Lia.

You can call me Fifi if I get to pay the bills - and I'm a guy.

  MrLookAtThere  |  10

Just tell them they can use your old name, Bill, before you had that sex change.

watch their jaws drop, and tell them you'll sue them for discrimination if they don't hire you.

Problem solved

  VeganVampyre  |  26

43- not really... Nicknames, middle names, last names or even just describing what they look like can go a long way toward making sure everyone knows who you're talking about. I work in a grocery store and we have 3 cashiers named Kim, 2 named Katie, and 2 named Nick but we manage not to get any of them mixed up.