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I had to vent this somewhere. I know people call me "Ms. Last Name" out of respect or because it's business, but I hate it. I prefer people call me by my first name. I think it's more personable.
I just get so many business things and things from the board and everything with "Ms. Last Name" and I get irritated with it sometimes.
Does anyone else prefer their first name to being called "Ms./Mrs. Last Name" or "Mr. Last Name"?
I like being called by my first name.
That being said, as a 50-mumble-years-old child of a retired US Army person who was still jumping out of perfectly good aircraft at the age of 60, it was STRONGLY indoctrinated into me to call others "sir" or "ma'am."
This has occasionally torqued off patients when I call them by the honorific, but I can't help it. It's how I was raised as a kid. It's very rare when I feel comfortable enough to address a pt by their first name. Coworkers (at my same level or below) are addressed y their first name. Docs are addressed by "Doctor", plus their last name.
Color me old fashioned.