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I'm considered a young manager at my company (age 26), and it's a yes and no situation. I first experienced other coworkers not taking me serious at first, but then I took over my department swiftly, and fired two employee's who were very much holding back my department and not doing their jobs.
Being a young manager isn't easy, and it's an uphill battle. You can't be "the kid" anymore at the company, and go around asking for help. You have to prove yourself more so to others. In order to gain their respect. It isn't fair, but it's just the way it works.
Once you've shown that you can do the job, and can do it well. Then your other coworkers start slowly falling into line one by one, and you get to the point where I am now. Which is being on equal terms with all other managers regardless of age, and to not walk into a meeting room expecting to be coddled.
The biggest advice I can give to young managers. Is that you cannot allow yourself to be intimidated by anyone at your company. Don't let anyone walk all over you, and tell you what to do. Of course; you might have to report to upper management, but on terms of having parallel managers, and employees. You can't allow them to dictate what you do with your team, and/or department. Stand up for yourself, and show them that you mean business.0
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