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What to do when you have trouble dealing with a much younger supervisor

What to do when you have trouble dealing with a much younger supervisor

Question: I have recently been placed under the supervision of a young man at least 30 years my junior. Before he was made my supervisor, we shared a casual and relaxed rapport. He sent me an email asking if he could do anything to help get a new employee set up in the office. I jokingly replied that he wasn't paying attention and that I had already taken care of the matter. He immediately called me on the phone and admonished me to "watch [my] tone." I replied with a meek "Yes, sir."

Later, I explained in person that since he was aware of my role in the office and I thought we had a relaxed rapport, I was being facetious with him while letting...

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