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Hierarchy...............

A random thought occurred as to what constitutes an apt behaviour at workplace. I have seen in many retail establishments, students pursuing higher studies take up part time work to support their living expenses. However, team leaders could be someone who have studied upto A-level (13th year in School here in UK) and could have worked his way up. Often, these guys would be in their early twenties with five or more years of experience.
This creates a special problem at the workplace. Employees, who are elder and better qualified to team leaders, are difficult to reign in. They seem to be having better ideas in improving sales or displaying items. One could see a subtle tension in the workplace. Sometimes, the 'better-qualified' sales assistants would be seen giving unsolicitated advise to team leaders.
However, I have found a simple solution which has worked for last six months or so. The solution is to just do what the team leaders asks without questioning and give advise or suggestion only when asked to.
The moral is that adapting to the environment without any 'legacy' feelings is a crucial factor in a workplace. Looking back, I think this would have worked perfectly well in my previous job as a journalist.

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