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Just because you’re older doesn’t mean you’re better or know what you’re doing more than the 19 year old. She’s probably not bullying you, but rather trying to correct you and you’re taking it personally because she’s younger and you think she’s stupid.
I’m 21 and I have a 50 something year old coworker, we started around the same time but I always have to correct him because he does things wrong often. It’s important for the business that things are done correctly, and I want to help him learn and be able to do things right. I saw you mentioned that the 19 year old is a coworker and not your boss so she shouldn’t be correcting you - I don’t go to my boss when someone needs corrected, it’s also easier helping him myself than taking it to higher management, that would likely embarrass him a bit and it’s unnecessary most of the time when I can quickly help him out.6
If you're not doing the job right then her telling you how to do it isn't bullying.11
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Just say "I think I've got it."0
It means she is 19, and this is likely her first job or one of her first jobs, and as children do, she is testing her boundaries. Trying to figure out her place in the heirarchy, who she can boss around, what she can get away with, etc.
If you want her to stop, you are going to need to establish some consequences for her actions such as reporting her to HR or her manager, and/or giving her feedback on her safety practices around dysphagia clients that she may not have any experience with.
People will do what they are allowed to do and what they can get away with. If your response to her bullying is to quietly do as she tells you, or to quit your job, she is going to keep doing it as there is no negative consequence.
True and she does have dysphagia so ya i gues best to be nice about it yet firm.