How Do I Get People To Stop Calling Me Sweetie!!!?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about affection names:

I am wondering how I should handle people in the workplace who address me with “endearing” nicknames. I am 27 and work as a payroll officer at a large company with mostly older women. Most of them neglect to call me by name and use “sweetie” or “darl” instead, even though I have larger job responsibilities and better qualifications than they do. I find this patronizing and irritating. It is hard to get taken seriously when colleagues talk down to me like this, so I am wondering what is the most civilized way to get them to stop.

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