About a year ago, I got invited for an interview for, what I saw at the time as my dream position. I don't know what possessed me to do it -- maybe it was nerves or I just didn't think I'd get the job (it was way out of my league) -- but for some reason, I conducted the interview in an Australian accent. I'm not Australian. And I got the job.
I didn't know what to do when I started. I thought it would be weird to greet my new bosses and colleagues with a different accent, so I decided to maintain it. It's been almost a year now and I'm not sure I can keep it up much longer. For a start, it's not a very convincing Australian accent and, while I've been there on holiday, the cracks in my very limited knowledge are starting to show. However, I'm often referred to as "the Australian guy" by my coworkers.
I don't want to give this job up, but I don't really know how to get out of this hole I've dug for myself. I've tried to gradually change my accent to my normal one, but it hasn't really worked. Should I just talk normally from Monday and see what happens? It seems too shocking and open for humiliation, plus I'm worried my superiors might not appreciate the year-long charade.