Office Etiquette NIGHTMARE 😲 He Won't Address Her As "Ms."... Is He Wrong?

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🔥 Buckle up, folks! We've got a juicy workplace drama unfolding that's sure to get your blood boiling! 😱 In one corner, we have Dennis, a laid-back guy who's been with the company for six years. In the other corner, there's the new hire, "Ms. Potter," who's causing quite a stir with her insistence on formalities. 🤯 Is Dennis being an a-hole for refusing to play along, or is Ms. Potter overstepping her bounds? 🤔 Let's dive into this tangled web of office politics and see if we can untangle the mess! 🕸️

🏢 A Laid-Back Company Culture 🤝

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🎩 No Need for Formalities! 😄

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🆕 Enter Ms. Potter 🪄

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📞 "Good afternoon, this is Ms. Potter speaking." 🗣️

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👋 "Good morning, Ginny!" 😊

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🏢 Company Hierarchy 101 📊

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😠 Disrespect or Demand? 🤨

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🤦‍♂️ Boss Thinks It's Idiotic 🙄

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🤔 Wife's Perspective: Am I the A-hole? 😬

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🤷‍♂️ My Counterpoint: Equal Treatment 🙌

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🚨 Office Showdown: First Names vs. Formalities! 🥊

In this epic battle of wills, Dennis finds himself at odds with the new hire, "Ms. Potter," who insists on being addressed formally despite the company's laid-back culture. 😅 While Dennis and his boss think it's ridiculous for someone so low in the hierarchy to make such demands, others simply ignore the issue and let her call herself whatever she wants. 🙉 But when Dennis's wife suggests he might be an a-hole for antagonizing Ms. Potter, he's left wondering if he's in the right. 🤷‍♂️ The internet has spoken, and the verdict is in! Let's see what they have to say about this office drama that's got everyone talking! 🗣️

Addressing co-worker by title sparks debate. YTA called out.

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Use her preferred name, she's not below you. YTA 🤢

singing_stream | singing_stream

Respect boundaries and avoid gossiping about coworkers. 👍

AdmirableAvocado | AdmirableAvocado

Woman calls out disrespect for not using formal name, gets dismissed 🙄

Notdoingitanymore | Notdoingitanymore

Debate on formal address in casual work environment. 🤔

SauronOMordor | SauronOMordor

Insightful response from Ask a Manager with helpful links 👍

matthewsmugmanager | matthewsmugmanager

Calling someone 'Ms.' is old-fashioned? Commenter calls out high-maintenance behavior 👀

beito14159 | beito14159

Addressing coworkers professionally is important for workplace etiquette 👔

moa1347 | moa1347

Addressing colleagues with respect is crucial in the workplace. YTA.

WindlordGwaihir10 | WindlordGwaihir10

Addressing by name is fine, but she's too picky 🤷‍♂️

scooter-scoots | scooter-scoots

Mismatched company culture and attire, potential short-term employment 🤔

Orangebiscuit234 | Orangebiscuit234

Formalities are a sign of respect, don't let ego take over 😊

joanne122597 | joanne122597

Opposing view of company culture with a hint of entitlement 😑

DCBadman17 | DCBadman17

Breaking office hierarchy: CEO called by first name. NTA wins.

FatherPyrlig | FatherPyrlig

Being too formal at work? 🤔 NTA thinks so

tme623 | tme623

User calls out OP for disrespecting boundaries and not understanding women

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NTA shuts down entitled demand to be called 'Ms. Potter' 🙌

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Addressing someone correctly costs nothing. YTA, just call her Ms.

dj26458 | dj26458

Title vs Name preference: NTA defends using formalities at work

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Is it necessary to address coworkers by their marital status?

KieshaK | KieshaK

NAH. Ginny may prefer formalities, but can't demand it.

Elmers_Wabbit | Elmers_Wabbit

Respecting formalities in the workplace without being hypocritical 😍

RememberingTiger1 | RememberingTiger1

NTA defends use of 'Ms.' title, but acknowledges it's a choice 😊

Efficient-Yak9340 | Efficient-Yak9340

Naming conventions causing office etiquette nightmare. NTA, but difficult situation.

yggdrasilsYeoman | yggdrasilsYeoman

New employee insists on being called Ms. and not NTA.

AmericanMadl | AmericanMadl

Corporate culture clash: NAH but OP needs to find a creative solution 🤔

Ceecee_soup | Ceecee_soup

Respect preferred name in the workplace to avoid discomfort 🙌

VividEfficiency7347 | VividEfficiency7347

Consensus: NAH. Both parties could improve communication and compromise.

Cappa_Cail | Cappa_Cail

Respectful workplace communication is important, YTA for not complying. 🙏

robiatortilla | robiatortilla

Using no names in emails to avoid tension in the workplace 😊

lemon_peppah_wings | lemon_peppah_wings

"Ms. Potter" deserves respect, but should address the issue professionally 👍

Uhwhateverokay | Uhwhateverokay

Newbie disrupts company culture, faces consequences. Fit in or leave.

2a3b66725 | 2a3b66725

Hierarchy matters in a professional environment, NTA for not demanding titles.

Danceswithwood | Danceswithwood

Respect in the workplace shouldn't depend on hierarchy 😡 YTA

RealDougSpeagle | RealDougSpeagle

NTA suggests not addressing colleague by name to avoid conflict 🤷‍♂️

GhostParty21 | GhostParty21

Is it disrespectful to not address someone as 'Ms.'?

Informal-Ruin-6126 | Informal-Ruin-6126

Suggests having a respectful conversation to clarify and resolve issue 👍

MissyKerfoops | MissyKerfoops

Passive-aggressive name-calling might be the solution here 🤷‍♀️

fireflyflies80 | fireflyflies80

Embrace the quirkiness! 😎 Don't be a stick-in-the-mud manager. YTA.

RudytheSquirrel | RudytheSquirrel

NTA for not addressing coworker as 'Ms.' in informal workplace 😊

HuskyLove92 | HuskyLove92

Addressing coworkers respectfully is important, YTA. 😑

WA_State_Buckeye | WA_State_Buckeye

Generational differences may be at play. NTA, but communicate kindly.

miss_rach_j | miss_rach_j

Company culture matters and insisting on being called Ms. Potter is a power play. NTA.

Potential_Honey_955 | Potential_Honey_955

Age doesn't always mean formality. NTA for using first names.

Ohionina | Ohionina

User calls out seniority complex in office etiquette dispute 😒 YTA

embopbopbopdoowop | embopbopbopdoowop

OP is passive aggressive for not addressing Ms. Potter directly 😑

dj1nni1 | dj1nni1

Respecting cultural differences in office communication preferences. 🙌

Mean-Fix7821 | Mean-Fix7821

First name basis culture at work. NTA for not using titles.

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Refusing to address someone by their title is rude 😒

ms-anthrope | ms-anthrope

Cultural differences may explain formality expectations, worth considering 🤔

MissPeskyFace | MissPeskyFace

Addressing company culture fit, not a personal offense 👍

Night_Owl_26 | Night_Owl_26

Addressing someone by their title is common courtesy 😊

LolaBunny1109 | LolaBunny1109

Addressing colleagues informally creates atmosphere of equality. NTA.

sandpiper2319 | sandpiper2319

Calling her Ms. Potter isn't hard, just apologize and comply 😊

Reichiroo | Reichiroo

Calling a colleague by their last name - NTA

Express-Educator4377 | Express-Educator4377

Is it weird to address some as Ms./Mr. in office? 🤔

mars-needsmilfs | mars-needsmilfs

NTA, company dynamic shouldn't shift for her. Personal preference irrelevant.

bmthsavedmylife | bmthsavedmylife

Addressing by first name is fair game in informal setting.

Pretend_Librarian_35 | Pretend_Librarian_35

A problematic coworker demands formal address, NTA for refusing 👏

Lucylostinsky | Lucylostinsky

Respect her name, YTA. Don't be antagonistic 🙄

FirstFarmOnTheLeft | FirstFarmOnTheLeft

Ignoring someone's name preference makes you TA 🤷🏼‍♀️

INFP_Cali | INFP_Cali

Respectful communication is key in the workplace 👍

QueenAlucia | QueenAlucia

Addressing colleagues by their preferred titles is important, but communication is key.

soulcaptain | soulcaptain

Addressing a co-worker with respect is important, YTA.

n0oo7 | n0oo7

Being formal or informal at work depends on company culture 👍

mrlc1982 | mrlc1982

Formality at work is weird and not a societal norm 😒

Potato_hoe | Potato_hoe

Addressing someone by their preferred title isn't difficult 😒

hissyfit64 | hissyfit64

Addressing an older black woman at work: finding a compromise 👍

Viola-Swamp | Viola-Swamp

A unique take on addressing colleagues professionally, without titles 🤔

nejnoneinniet | nejnoneinniet

Just call her Ms. Potter and move on. YTA 😒

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Worker defends not using formal titles, calls out power trip. NTA 👍

stavrdici | stavrdici

Respect costs nothing, addressing someone as they want is crucial. YTA 🙅

Mighty_joosh | Mighty_joosh

Compromise and respect each other's preferences. Soft YTA.

BabyBearBennett | BabyBearBennett

A Black southerner struggles with using first names for superiors.

1amCorbin | 1amCorbin

Male coworker refuses to address female colleague as 'Ms.'

scubagalrd | scubagalrd

"YTA, bud." Employee insists on being called "Ms. Last Name"

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