What to say about my younger boss’s manners. He is not a gentleman.
On our way to a sales call, my 32-year old boss barreled through the door ahead of me without waiting and holding the door open like a proper gentleman. I wondered to myself if he does this with his beautiful wife and sweet mother? Why is he treating me like one of “the guys?”
Working for this millennial guy makes me feel old for the first time. I find it irritating that he is a VP of Sales and lacks basic manners. He’s never given me the impression he is worried about his skill set, so I keep my mouth closed and don’t complain. However, we did have a showdown over his habit of wearing wrinkled clothing; I finally had it out with him when I was completely embarrassed by his attire after going to one of the top Columbus law firms. At least now he does make an effort to wear crisp shirts and actually looks handsome and pretty “GQ” — a bit of a surprise.
What are your thoughts?
–Anonymous, Columbus, Ohio