Lady Manager and New Recruit
A lady manager of a big reputed office noticed a new recruit one day and told him to come into her office.
“What is your name?” was the first thing she asked the new guy.
“John,” the new guy replied.
She scowled, “Look… I don’t know what kind of a namby-pamby place you worked 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 name only … Smith, Jones,
Baker …that’s all.
I am to be referred to only as Mrs. Robertson. Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?”
The new guy sighed, “Darling………… My name is John Darling.”
“Okay John, the next thing I want to tell you is . . ..”