Don't call me by my first name

I don’t call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority

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The manager of a large office noticed one of his department heads had hired a new man, so the boss called him into his office for a little orientation speech.

"What is your name?" he asked.

"John," the new guy replied.

The manager scowled, "Look, I don’t know what kind of place you worked at before, but I don’t call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my employees by their last names only - Smith, Jones, Baker - that's all. I am to be referred to only as Mr. Robertson. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?"

The new guy sighed and said, "Darling. John Darling."

"Okay, John, the next thing I want to tell you is..."

By: Christina Baker

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