Post # 1
In my past few jobs, I’ve been one of the oldest people at work…mainly because I’ve worked at urban charter schools, where young teachers are often hired straight from college. I’m going into a school where many of the teachers will be older than I am, and I was just wondering — are the people at your job mainly the same age as you, mainly younger, or mainly older?
…when I say oldest, I mean I am 32 and they are mostly in their 20s.
Post # 3
I am the youngest at my office and have been at all my jobs, with the exception of my first when I was a teenager. Most people seem to get into my type of work when their in their late 20’s to early 30’s, but I started when I was 19.
Post # 4
@peachacid: im 28 and nearly everyone i work with is in my age group. only a few managers are in their 30s or 40s.
Post # 5
I’m worried because most of the people I’ve worked with lately have been my age-ish, and the people at my new school seem to be in the their 40s and older (based on when they got their certifications). It’s going to be so different!
Post # 6
Most of the people I work with are in their 40’s to 50’s. There are a couple in their 20’s.
Post # 7
Most of the teachers I work with are in their 20s and early 30s, though there are a few older ones. Of the 7 teachers on the first grade team, 4 are under 30, 2 are probably upper 30s/early 40s, and one is retiring next year.
Post # 8
Most of the people I work with are either ~5 years older than me, or (the vast majority) old enough to be my parents. Everybody thinks I’m an undergrad…I’m a lab manager. I broke a specialized peice of glassware that I use a lot in the washroom yesterday and one of the professors came running in to see if I was ok (I was swearing and where I work breaking glass and swearing is something that gets checked on). He told me ‘don’t worry the lab will replace it’…yeah I would be in charge of that I know. I’m actually a bit more worried about how this is going to impact my reserach.
Post # 9
At my last job (preschool teacher), I was exactly in the middle. Everyone was between 18 and 26, with like two workers that were in their 50s!
Post # 10
I’m 24….It’s MOSTLY around my age (23-30) with one 35, and 3 in their 50s
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@peachacid: I work in Banff. It is where kids go during their gap year or summer out of high school or college. Ages right now are mostly 24-28, (but we hire a few 18-21 during the summer) with 1 person in his 30’s (with a wife and they are TTC) and one in her 40’s (with a husband and kid). The two older people are both managers. We don’t think anything of it, but it would be weird if someone who is 40+ was hired as a newbie nobody. The 20’s hang out and go drinking and stuff. The guy in his 30’s a lot less as lives in the town 30 minutes away. But everyone is still really good friends with him and we have gone to hockey games together, gone out drinking and dancing, gone out for supper.
I don’t think that is a big age gap and won’t be weird or anything.
Post # 12
I’m 24, the youngest I could pretty much be to work at my job (requires a master’s, which I did right out of undergrad), so I’m the youngest there. Luckily, people usually assume I’m older 😉 I’d say most of them are in their mid- to late- 30s, maybe 40s.
Don’t worry about being younger than them! Everyone has been really welcoming to me at my new job, despite them all being older and having more experience in the field. As long as you are friendly and prove yourself as a good worker, they’ll accept you. I really don’t think age is an issue.
Post # 13
I’m 25 and my office ranges from 25-65. I would say the average is about 30.
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
I’m younger than most of the other people in my department — in fact, only one is younger than me — but those who are older are just 5-10 years older with the exception of one who is about 25 years older.
Post # 15
My department is rather young. Most people have only been out of college for a couple of years. There are only a few people over 30.
They’re all about the same age as me (24).
Post # 16
Everyone that works in my office is much older than me (I’m 23), almost all of them have children and grandchildren. We have almost zero common interests and I feel out of touch most of the time. I usually spend my whole day with my headphones in while I work.