In Which I Am Indignant.
You have earned your Ph.D. and deserve to be called Dr. Scientist, damn it!!
That would have made my blood boil. I think you EARNED that Ph.D. of yours and as such, deserve to be addressed as Dr. Scientist, thank you very much. Argh.
I'm shocked that its not even Ms.
Trust me, if you'd met these people, you'd be disappointed, but NOT surprised!
When I started teaching at my current institution, women could choose to be either "Ms." or "Mrs." on official correspondence but were strongly discouraged from using "Dr." on the grounds that it created "artificial distinctions" among the faculty. No one understood why this put me in a bad mood . . . some might find the distinction between married female faculty and unmarried female faculty to be "artificial" in a professional setting.
I've never been a fan of Mrs. in general. I feel that it establishes my identity as someone who is, primarily, married (or not) and I'd rather be Dr. anyways. BAH. I hope they eventually straightened themselves out.
I think especially from HR I'd be annoyed.
Mercifully, once I could log in to everything, I could fix it myself. Whew.
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