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    my superiors over the years

    Where I've worked and gone to school, my superiors almost always wanted to be on a first name basis with their employees/students. they seemed not comfortable with being adressed as "sir," "maam," professor," etc.

    I come from a place where this isn't heard of, where if you called a superior by his/her first name, you'd really be frowned on. even now I still dont feel comfortable saying something like, "Good morning Jim," in the workplace. This feels like too casual a basis to be on with a boss when they're supposed to be above you in some way. it's just what I'm used to from years ago, and what do you people think??

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    Its just different cultures, different areas/companies/countires are all different. At school it was always Miss or Sir, and at work I call everyone by their first names.

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    I come from the same culture, much different from in the US where it's accepted to call by their first name. Go with what's accepted socially and within the company; it's different everywhere.

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    Originally Posted by SapphireNoir10
    Its just different cultures, different areas/companies/countires are all different. At school it was always Miss or Sir, and at work I call everyone by their first names.
    I think you have a point here, and you too sir below, thanx.

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