[ 2006-07-04 09:31 ]
Every office has its own protocol for who is called by his or her first name
and who is called by his or her title. New employees should follow suit, after
listening carefully to how people are addressed.
If yours is a "title" office, but you call your boss Charlie when meeting
alone, you should still call him Mr. Dodd when others are around.
If yours is an informal office, you still should wait for the other person to
say, "Please call me Jim."亲密关系不是一下子就能建立起来的，不要还没取得好感就先冒犯了他。
Everyone, no matter whether the office is formal of informal, has a name. No
assistant should ever be referred to as "my girl." She is, if a possessive must
be used, "Charlene Walter, my assistant," or "Angela Badalato, my assistant."
（改编自：中国农资网 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）