I am wondering if any of you have had to deal with a younger supervisor at work? I am 41 and have a 34 year old "team leader" who is a control freak as well as power hungry. She is also moody and unpredictable - I never know if she is going to be agreeable or not, and constantly tiptoeing around her is causing me a lot of stress. One minute she wants to be friends and go to dinner with the team, and the next minute she is walking away from us while we are talking to her. I can't deal with people who behave this way.
I'm especially nervous because she will be evaluating me. She is new to this position and seems to be taking herself much too seriously. Any suggestions?
I understand how you feel. Just be professional. Keep you calm always. Whatever happens, she's your superior, so regardless of her age you should respect her. Follow her orders accordingly. But not to the extent of allowing her to exploit you. With that, you can confront her and correct her as an older friend or colleague. I hope this helps.