My boss alwasy put a person A first, and then B in probably 99% of cases when he has to mention A and B. A typical example is like this in emails to our customers: "Please contact the person A or B in my absence", even in projects when B has clearly showed more active in roles or more knowledge than A. My questions are:
1. Based on pure English grammer point of view, in the sentence as I mentioned above, does that mean A is the primary one, and B is secondary?
2. Based on office custom, would recievers of the emails have the impression that A is primary / more valuable than B.
3. What should B say to his boss if B feels bothered by this?
Thanks for your inputs!