When nicknames at work go too far

When nicknames at work go too far

Calm down sweetheart, ok? How about a cupcake, cupcake?

Just when you think you've left the playground behind, the worst nicknames or diminutives seem to resurface in the least likely place: the office.

But if you were known as 'kiddo.' 'four eyes' or 'ginge' at your workplace all day, every day, what would you do to change it? We went to question and answer site Quora to find out some of the most unfortunate pet names people have been called at the office-and what, if anything, can be done.

It's the way you say it

"I call everyone 'sweetie'," wrote Suretta Williams, an author and proof-reader, "but they know, by the tone or inflection of my voice, whether I mean it playfully, sarcastically," or in a condescending way she wrote.

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