Opinion: I call you ‘sir’ but that doesn’t mean I respect you, sir
How about a middle finger salute?
By Your Pissed Off Subordinate
My leave was denied for the third training weekend in a row? Understood, sir.
Can you please sign this quarterly awards package I submitted to you two quarters ago? Sir.
I appreciate you taking the time to counsel me on email etiquette. Sir. I don’t know what I would do without your constant vigilance to keep me in line. Sir.
It’s definitely not my fear of having my leave denied, a Letter of Counseling slid across my desk, or being assigned all the shitty details that make me call you sir. Sir. No, I call you sir because of the shining example you set as a leader. Sir.
A lead from the front attitude starts with an open door policy, and boy do you have one. Sir. We all find it so inspiring to be able to hear so clearly when you put your Exec at attention and rip him a new one for not also calling you sir. Sir. Even though you’re both the same rank. Sir.