Working for Someone Young Enough to Date Your Kid

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younger boss older coworkers



By Barbara Peters Smith


Being willing to work for a boss who's younger than you seems to be part of the workplace survival scenario for employees in their 50s and 60s. So don't be surprised if you find yourself answering to someone who could easily be dating material for one of your kids.

Here's the good part: You can draw on all that practice you got as a parent, holding your tongue when a child embarked on what looked like a mistake and rooting for your kid to find his or her way no matter how long it takes.