What's the age range of your work colleagues?

@Wizzywig (7859)
March 22, 2010 7:50pm CST
Are they mostly of a similar age group or do they cover a wide range? Where do you fit in and does a colleague's age make any difference to the way you perceive/treat them? The age range in the specific department where I work is 18-61. At 55, I am one of the older members of staff but I do not hold any position of responsibility. I have no problem with younger people asking me to do particular jobs and I am comfortable working and generally spending time with any of my colleagues. I think its good to have such a wide range as we bring so many different experiences and opinions to the job and to conversation.
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• India
19 Aug 10
Hello Wizzywig I have taught in colleges and university for long 44 years. i always considered all staff irrespective of their rank and age as 'colleagues'; but all i coudn't treat all as friends. The age varied from 25 to 60. Only some senior persons of my age were treated as friends . Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@Wizzywig (7859)
10 Sep 10
I'm not sure how many of my work colleagues I would consider as real friends... there were 2 who rang me during a period of sickness, the others are more aquaintances I guess.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Mar 10
Most of us are pretty close in age, late 40's, early 40's. Funny, but almost every job i've had, my co-workers have been pretty close to me in age.
@Wizzywig (7859)
23 Mar 10
Now that I think about it, I've always worked with quite a wide age range. In my first job we were all 21+ but some were in their 60s.... and they were, like, ANCIENT! - and now I'm well on my way there
@sulynsi (2836)
• Canada
23 Mar 10
A very good question! I am not exactly senior, but I am one of the older members of my immediate co-workers. My boss is younger than me. But I don't mind at all. She is a very pleasant and professional person and a pleasure to work with. I do like being a bit older. I feel I can bring a confidence to my job because of my life experience. I find people tend to see you as a person, not a "woman" and there are benefits that are attached to that. You are taken seriously. Age range? Hmmm I think the youngest in the company are in their late teens and the oldest person I believe is 60 or 61. We have quite a few mature workers.
@Wizzywig (7859)
23 Mar 10
Yes, thats true about being seen as a 'person'. Your boss sounds like mine... mine's probably 5 or 6 years younger than me. When i first started 2 years ago, there were not many over 45 but now, I would think they make up about a third.
• United States
15 Sep 10
My co-workers are either in their early 20's (college kids), a couple of us in their 30's & the rest are in their late 50's on up to a lady who's 80 something. We are lucky to have such good people ar our store, many of the older folks have been there 15-25 yrs!