How to deal with younger boss/older worker challenges

A survey by the jobs website CareerBuilder found that 38% of workers reported that they currently work for a younger boss.

The survey states that technological changes have a lot to do with the trend.

CapeTalk/702’s listeners shared with Redi Tlhabi some of the frustrations they are experiencing in their workplace with older and younger employees.

Listen to the full conversation on the Redi Tlhabi show:

The older people are much more corporative than the younger ones. The older people are supportive and understanding but my peers are difficult.

Tshepo in Bramley

I work with younger people and it is difficult managing them. They don’t follow instructions as well as acknowledging me as their boss

Mmabatho in Germiston

The ladies I work with don’t respect me as a manager. I give them the motherly respect but it is not returned. They only respect someone of different colour to mine

Neo in Melville

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