Listen up here Kiddo... ;)
Words have different meanings for everyone who uses them, Men and Women both.
But for me as a manager I would be concerned about the usage of such familiar type of verbiage in a business setting.
My 2 bestie does this to me..And both are younger than me. I have asked them why.One says he means zero disrespect the other says he see's me as a sister type. Because I am much more younger spirit, never married etc etc..they keep forgetting I am older.
Does HD remember your name? I have defaulted to man, pal... When I couldn't recall a name. My male pyche would be OK with a coworker asking me to use he4 name, as in " Mark I prefer if you called me Belle, OK? Good luck
In all relationships, you get to decide your own name.
My name is Andrew and I do not respond to Andy. I correct anyone using the abbreviation so no one calls me Andy.