We will not be talking about the nurturing, calming, funny-in-an-old-way kind of baby-boomers. We are talking about the primitive and seeing-you-as-a-piece-of-mistake-who-cannot-do-anything-except-dressing-like-a-hipster type of baby-boomers and he or she happens to be your boss. If you cannot relate to this, well, congratulations!
Coping with that type of boss is a nightmare for everyone. Plus, they are much older than you which means it is a social rule, especially in eastern culture to nod for every word they say. Even though, you are swearing to God that those words make no sense. The problem escalates quickly if you are so millennials. What does it mean? I am describing the young millennials whose cultures are liking challenges, unique, and not afraid to question things. Well, guess what? You are now officially chosen as your baby-boomers boss’ nemesis.
How do you realize that you are getting this type of baby-boomers boss? Simple. They do not accept differences, especially in the way of thinking. It is like your mind has to become one with them. You do something different and you are WRONG! The worst part of it? That “wrongness” which then become your new title is attached to you FOREVER in their head. The consequence is everything you do is false since you are the wrongness. If you try to argue with them like trying to point out that this is only a matter of different point of view, I wish you all the best and luck in this world. I really hope you can change that though. But if you cannot and start to get those bad responses, I am not surprised. Another symptom is they begin to attack you for the irrelevant things. The way you talk, the way you are dressed, until the way you are mingling with your co-workers which are just fine. Everything is wrong with you. Do not get me started with the way you look. If you have a unique style even though it is still polite, they still dislike you just because you are different and they do not like changes. Some of you might say, this is not the problem of baby-boomers. This is about a bad character of the boss. Yes, it is darling. However, you are facing bad characters persons plus they are your boss plus they are senior.
Now, the most critical question: what to do? Before I tell you, please take it into your mind that these pieces of advice may not be the best ones and may not work for some of you. However, these therapeutics keep me this far so it would not hurt to share right? First of all, you need to check yourself. Their opinion may be right at some point. Be honest, ask yourself what could possibly be wrong about you. Are you talking politely enough without sacrificing your opinion? Are you dressing like a slut in the most religious workplace you could find in this world? Check yourself and improve. Be the better you so you will leave a smaller room for your boss to mock. Nevertheless, please remember that this is not a one time process. Observing what can be fixed in yourself should be your habits. Improve yourself. After that, if there are no significant changes of your boss’ hatred to you, keep it rocks. Do not let them change you into what they want. Be you, the better you, the best version of you. Do not ever change.
Just FYI, my dislikeness toward those baby-boomers boss is already at the stage where I find imagining changing Uma Thurman’s enemy in her most famous movie into those bosses is fantastic. So, if I can, I have no doubt that you can do it too.