How to Handle a Younger Boss

By Lisa Johnson Mandell

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It's easy to be resentful when you have to take orders from someone who is younger than you. You might be more experienced, better educated, more knowledgeable and have seniority, but still, you're forced to submit to someone who might have been entering kindergarten when you were graduating high school.

If you've managed to avoid this situation so far in your career, don't be too smug. These days, it's highly likely that sometime soon you'll be working for someone well below your age bracket. The job search site CareerBuilder.com recently did a survey which revealed that 43 percent of workers 35 and older are currently working for a younger boss.