So, Ive mentioned here before that my dh and I manage a retirement living community of about 85 seniors. All very independent, and cognizant. We have new co managers starting Friday. Ive met them, and they seem wonderful. Perfect for this job, and people that we (dh and I) can really enjoy working with. The "interesting" part is it is a gay couple. Two men. Totally not a problem for us, but this generation of people are know for two things: 1. Not always being very openminded and 2. Having no filter. They say whatever comes into their head. (Not all of them, but a majority). For example, they will frequently say things like "I really love the outfit you are wearing... It's so much better's than yesterday. Yesterday you looked so fat." I just laugh and shrug it off. But I don't know if Im excited for the new managers to start on Friday, or dreading some of the crappy things that people might say.
My question is: Do you think middle age men are going to be aware and prepared for this, and I should be fairly confident they can handle it? Or do you think they need some kind of a heads up that this population of people can really say some untactful remarks?? When I first started working here, they could really hurt my feelings...
Answer by Rosehawk at 11:59 PM on Oct. 9, 2013
I understand that you are wanting to "protect" them but it may come off as the wrong way if you try to warn them. They are adults and should be able to handle it.
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