Online dating for fifty somethings
Everyone from the receptionist to the CEO are called by their first names here.Her previous employer (whom she was with for over 10 years) had a much more formal workplace and I assume that is the way things were done there.At the end of the day, I brought her into my office to see how things were going and if she had any questions.I was slightly taken aback when she said she preferred to be called Mrs. Normally, I am fine with people’s name preferences (e.g., nicknames), but we have a very informal office.
I told her it’s not the norm but we could try it and see (maybe not the best way to handle it – I was just stumped). Note that this woman is mid-forties – only a few years older than me – and my team’s ages run from 26 to 54; so it’s not a “respect-your-elders” thing. Good sense of humor and nice and seems to be fitting in the group.
Also, if you are non-white and/or have an accent, you are in high demand by recruiters.