Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about appropriate titles of coworkers:
I work as an Administration Executive in a Real Estate company. It is just my third day in the office, and I was approaching my HR executive to inform her about the cleanliness of rest room. I referred the HR person, ‘F’ with due respect by addressing her as “Ms. F”. She objected to that and informed me by email that I cannot call her by name, but instead refer her as ‘MADAM’. I felt bit annoyed. Should I inform her that I cannot call her as Madam as 1) she is of my age and 2) she is not my direct boss?