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Harmless regional phrases are unprofessional.

Not my call, but a coworker’s.

She said her caller had been nice enough to work with, no problems. But at the end of the call, he told her that he appreciated that she didn’t use “y’all” during their call. Apparently he’d heard it a lot from other people he worked with at the company and it just didn’t sit right with him.

Our company is based in the South (this particular coworker works remote from a non-Southern state). I don’t know a single Southern-raised person who has not used “y’all” at some point in their lives, but apparently the phrase is too casual for this guy.

What do you think?

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My job made me feel like i’m not “a team player” because I refused to take calls during my lunch

A little different—using my job to stay mindful and practice compassion.