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Opinion We Love (Forbes) How Young Women In Charge Can Prevent Age-Related Work Drama

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I’ve always considered the idea of generational workplace tension to be mostly myth. As both a young retail manager and the CEO of a company I founded, I rarely encountered age-related tension. Sure, I’ve dealt with the awkwardness of being the youngest person in the room at a networking event, or the complex interactions that come with being a young woman who has the audacity to go after her goals, but I always saw the generational gap as something that existed only in the minds of people paranoid about not being respected as equals.
 
That is, until a 60-year-old actress proved me wrong.
 
During production for a recent film, I found myself working with actresses who were two and three times my age. I had no issue with it, since I’ve always had a results-oriented attitude toward work and don’t place much weight on age. But some people don’t see it that way, and will go to great pains to make their position known.
 
Read more http://www.forbes.com/sites/yec/2012/09/13/how-young-women-in-charge-can-prevent-age-related-work-drama/

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