The Baby Manager

Over the course of my management career, I have experienced hazing from fellow coworkers and even direct reports regarding my age. Now mind you, they are not making fun of me because I am old. Currently as I write this, I am 31 years old and have been a manager for roughly the last eight years. In the words of others, I am considered “a baby”.

It is taking me quite some time over the years to figure out a rebuttal to this statement that I continue to get even as I age. Initially, I would try to combat the comment and ask questions such as “what difference does it make how old I am?” or “yes, I may be young but…

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Steve M.

Steve M.

Husband, father, friend and everyday average guy trying to improve daily.