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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, 4th Edition by Sharon Jordan-Evans, Beverly Kaye

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Chapter 19SPACE Give It

My boss gave me no space to think or create or even manage my own time. I felt controlled and hemmed in with no room to grow.

—A.J.

—NOTE—

If you’re wondering how to hold on to your younger workers, read this chapter!

Anyone who has raised a teenager (or remembers being one) knows the phrase“Give me some space!” People who feel fenced in, overcontrolled, or frustrated by their lack of power over their own situation usually say it. Dilbert, the cartoon spokesperson for corporate American office workers, constantly profiles managers as control freaks who give their employees little or no space, either physically (cubicles) or figuratively (space to control one’s own day-to-day existence).

Think about the last boss you had ...

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