I had an applicant call me "mommi" on the phone the other day....that was not good for him.
Did you completely discount his application because of this singular cultural slippage? I hope that he got a slight chance based on his potentiality of good employment or work history and not this slight cultural faux pas
No, it was part of the entire package.
If, for instance we had been on the phone for a long time, developed a relationship of a sort, and I was generally approving of him, it MIGHT have been different IF it happened way late in the conversation.
The job interview process is serious, and not the place to be calling someone "Honey, dear, mommi, etc." I had a native Texan call me "darlin" during our conversation, same reult.
There's only one way I might have overlooked that faux pas of mommi. If, we had had a successful phone interview, and I was setting him up to meet with the next level, and he became very excited over the prospect, and blurted it out.
When I'm trying to suss out your character, and am digging as to why you left a previous job, I'm not you mommi, mija or darlin', and you are not having a casual conversation with me.