I don't think there is anything wrong in that. Although, I will feel shy if my senior greets me but that only makes me reciprocate and show them more respect. I wouldn't let them come close to doing that again next time as I will ensure I greet them first the next time I get to see them.
@Jahzy, Not at all, in my opinion this will make the relationships more strengthen because we have to throw away the ego factor. Stay blessed. 🙂
This sounds like a culture question that has meaning for some, but perhaps not as much for others.
Senior and junior have a few connotations, one that has to do with age, and another that is more based in seniority or title, such as in a business or perhaps even leaders of an organization, church or government.
In my experience, older people tend to be the ones who initiate any greeting, regardless of the age of the other. I suppose that's because they're not so inhibited by shyness or social moors anymore. The only exception to this I've seen is my granddaughter. She greets me even before I'm completely inside.
As far as the other goes, again, if a senior executive wants to greet a junior executive first, I don't have a problem with that either. It's obviously there prerogative, since they'd be in charge either way. In some schools of thought, treating subordinates like people rather than inferiors is a good thing. It fosters greater productivity, if the lines of responsibility remain intact.
So, in any sense of the terms, I'd be just fine with the senior person greeting the junior first.
It depends on the culture mostly. Here in my country we used to exchange greetings with older people even if we don't know them personally. And showing them respect by doing so is very normal. Younger people used to do it first and older one give the answer.
But I think there is nothing wrong if the senior person do the same. As showing respect is also interlinked with exchanging greetings, so senior people want younger one to do that mostly. And I have seen many people who used to talk that how mannerless we are if we do not do so.
For me it is okey for the senior person for exchange greetings first. But as I am not in their position so I don't know what they are feeling. So it is more appropriate to me when younger person first show their greetings to the senior one.