Due to WFH, everyone in my team communicates on Teams which is official communication channel for our office. Most of the times my boss and because of him my subordinates as well often start any communication with personal message on the Teams "Are you online?", "Are you there?"
I might be over thinking but I feel it bit rude and disrespectful. It's normal working hour and I'm definitely there/online. I will respond to your message in a while. Messaging "Are you there?/Are you online?" as a conversation starter everytime in a day irritates me. The Teams already shows if someone is online/away/in a call, etc.
Should I discuss this with my boss and subordinates this matter? What would be the better way to ask if someone is online during work hours? Or should I just ignore this and move ahead?