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Savvy Community: It's "Assistant Manager" Not "Sweetheart"

This post was shared by reader onlysourcherry in our Ask Savvy group.

I started at my current company right out of college. I've been promoted twice and am now an assistant manager with a huge range of responsibilities. Unfortunately (at work at least) I'm young, blonde, and a woman. While people stopped treating me like my boss's secretary when I moved into an office, one issue lingers — my coworkers sometimes call me "sweetie" or "honey" on the phone. It's mostly older women who do this. It drives me crazy! Is there a tasteful and professional way I can point out to them that this is really inappropriate?  Or should I just suck it up and deal with it?

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