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
Here are some of the twitter responses to the topic:
@RediTlhabi I don't care who my boss is. I also don't care about positions. I just care about money. I once earned more than my boss.— Sipho Masondo (@vercingetorics) December 4, 2015
@RediTlhabi: It's a challenge Redi, with me it's with my helper she doesn't understand that she's at work and that there are rules....— Mamile (@ntombik3) December 4, 2015
@RediTlhabi I think the reason why older people reports to younger people is that young people are educationally stepping up, so be managers— Javulani N'wa-Shavani (@javulaniChauke) December 4, 2015
@RediTlhabi position doesn't come with age biut responsibility. In my years of work old people are not honest. They say this do the other— Zeeee (@ZiyandaBandla) December 4, 2015
@RediTlhabi Is the difference not the way in which two different generations look at the work space and the needs of it? Things change.— Tiaan van Zyl (@TiaanVZyl) December 4, 2015
This article first appeared on 702 : How to deal with younger boss/older worker challenges