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Managing adults that are old then you. Hathor + A Due December 23 (girl); 16 kids; Spring, Texas 12834 posts
21st Feb '13

I have been hired to be 3rd key at my new job, when the AM and the Manager are on the clock then I am going to be acting as Manager. Plus some of the woman are older then me. I've been warned that some of the girls will try to walk over me.




I don't want to be pushed around but I don't want to not to give respect. How do I do that.

Sunset dream (boy); 1 child; Florida 1292 posts
21st Feb '13

My best advice would be to be respectful and treat them as the adults they are.

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26 (boy); 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
21st Feb '13

Don't lord it over them that you are the manager. However if they push you don't be afraid to take them aside (quietly) and have a word. You need to be firm too

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21681 posts
21st Feb '13

I'm going to be the manager in my job when the current manager takes his new job. Most everyone knows about it (there's only 4 of us) and support me. Just treats them like you want to be treated. And don't push them too hard.

Back to Noob Status Ohio 14048 posts
21st Feb '13

Just treat them like adults, and (hopefully), they will treat you with the same respect.

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
22nd Feb '13

I couldn't tell you. I was a shift manager/leader at 16-17, most of the people I managed were older than me. It was a joke so I just became a b***h. :?