Kristen was shown in a recent video admiring her millennial boss's response to her, who was accused of "undermining" her.
Millennials play a significant role in the workforce, be it as bosses or as staff recruiters. According to Pew Research, "35% of employees are millennials, making them the largest generation in the U.S. labor force." However, this insider fact conjures different emotions for many, depending on their impressions of millennials. The generational gaps between millennials and Gen Z have labeled millennials as pessimistic perfectionists, but they could be the best thing to ever happen to you as an employee. Take it from Kristen, who goes by the username (@drowningabovewater94) on TikTok. Kristen was shown in a recent video admiring her millennial boss' response to her, who was accused of "undermining" her.
Her video was initially a response to @Joshua Turek saying: "Millenials are the bosses now and we are open-minded af." To this Kristen started talking about her own experiences of working with bosses from different generations. “I have worked for a narcissistic, psychotic boomer,” she stated. “And I have also worked for a narcissistic, psychotic Gen X.” She explained that she recently began working as a realtor for her millennial boss is who a few years older than Kristen. She goes on to say that at a meeting with their clients, she felt her boss was "undermining" her, which upset Kristen. So she confronted her boss about it, privately emailing her and raising the concern about damaging her relationship with her clients by responding to them directly rather than communicating with Kristen first. Seems valid, right?
“I was shaking in my f—king boots,” Kristen admitted. “Even though I stand by everything that I said and I stood up for myself, my relationships with my bosses have not been great with these other generations.” Well, Kristen had nothing to be shaken about since her boss had the best reply. The email from her boss read: "I see your point and I apologize. I apologize for the way I approached that. I did not mean to undermine you in any way. For future emails that I am CC’ed in, I won’t reply unless I’m addressed to or asked a direct question. I apologize for the way that I approached that, and I have 100% trust in you in the way that you are handling this file.
She added: "The clients have been great clients for me and I may be a little too attached because of it. I definitely need to learn to let go and trust. I also appreciate your email, and I appreciate you writing to address the way you felt right away instead of keeping it inside." Just like me and you, Kristen was floored by the response and she couldn't have wished for a better boss. “This is a boss. This is how you communicate with your employees. This is how you take accountability. I was gobsmacked at this email,” she said. “This should be the norm." The people in the comments were cheering for Kristen's boss with @TheJacksonDel saying, "that’s the most millennial email I’ve ever heard lol."
TikTok user @Egot Freckles commented: "So we all just out here healing and being emotionally mature? I love that for us." @Leah MacLeani, who just like Kristen works for a millennial penned: "I work for a millennial and even when we’re seriously in disagreement she’ll say “thank you for your honesty” and it feels great every time." @Sparkly_daydreams chimed in: "How nice it that! So heartwarming to see women being great leaders and you growing your voice in your career. Win/win across the board." That is something we can all agree to. Women supporting other women is the most refreshing thing ever.