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Old 06-18-2019, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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I work in a small office of 9 people. I'm in my early 30's yet every other person I work with in my office is old enough to be my parent. I think the youngest person I work with is 51. It doesn't really bother me because I get along great with everyone but sometimes it would be nice to have someone close to my age. When I was hired 2 years ago I was hired with another guy who was 1 week younger than me but he only lasted about 9 months. Him and I got along great, use to chat on breaks, go to lunch together, etc. I just find it hard to relate on certain things with the people I work with. Anybody else in the same situation as me?

 
Old 06-18-2019, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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It must be hell. Thoughts and prayers.
 
Old 06-18-2019, 01:22 PM
 
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It's hard. Thankfully I don't have to work with this person in-person (they are in a different city).

She is older than my Mother actually. She can keep up with technology but her communication style is very dated and overly formal a lot of times.
 
Old 06-18-2019, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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I work in a small office of 9 people. I'm in my early 30's yet every other person I work with in my office is old enough to be my parent. I think the youngest person I work with is 51. It doesn't really bother me because I get along great with everyone but sometimes it would be nice to have someone close to my age. When I was hired 2 years ago I was hired with another guy who was 1 week younger than me but he only lasted about 9 months. Him and I got along great, use to chat on breaks, go to lunch together, etc. I just find it hard to relate on certain things with the people I work with. Anybody else in the same situation as me?

Are you sure?
 
Old 06-18-2019, 01:27 PM
 
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It's hard. Thankfully I don't have to work with this person in-person (they are in a different city).

She is older than my Mother actually. She can keep up with technology but her communication style is very dated and overly formal a lot of times.
Do you mean she communicates in complete sentences using grown-up words, correct spelling, and proper grammar?


That must be a nightmare.
 
Old 06-18-2019, 01:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I'm in IT and there are people way older than me and way younger than me. Too much emphasis put on what they think older folks don't know. A smart person of any age picks it up just like a less tech savvy person of any age won't.

Older folks won't be into the stupid online social media stuff as much but I know a lot of older folks that are into gaming. Some of the younger set you'd swear they were still in HS except they have a 4 year degree.

I've found that social interests aren't really divided by age but by interests. I like to hunt so I get along better with people that are like minded. Their age doesn't matter.
 
Old 06-18-2019, 02:02 PM
 
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Do you mean she communicates in complete sentences using grown-up words, correct spelling, and proper grammar?


That must be a nightmare.
probably omits "like" in her all her sentences. like you know, like, what i mean?
 
Old 06-18-2019, 03:19 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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This thread is a perfect example of why these sorts of threads are not allowed. Age-bashing or bashing of any group of people is just wrong. Thread closed.
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