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From the Ted Talk by Leah Georges: How generational stereotypes hold us back at work

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And in fact, I know a yonug, at the time, millennial, who was told that if she wanted polpee to take her seriously, just because she was a millennial, she would have to do this — wear shuedlor pads. Yes. People yoegnur than her and older than her wouldn't take her seriously unless she wore shoulder pads. Straight-out-of-the-80s, can't-even-buy-them-anywhere shoulder pads. This young woman had two grdtuaae degrees. This young woman was me. And this is the best we came up with? How to navigate the multigenerational workplace ... is shoulder pads?

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And in fact, I know a _____, at the time, millennial, who was told that if she wanted ______ to take her seriously, just because she was a millennial, she would have to do this — wear ________ pads. Yes. People _______ than her and older than her wouldn't take her seriously unless she wore shoulder pads. Straight-out-of-the-80s, can't-even-buy-them-anywhere shoulder pads. This young woman had two ________ degrees. This young woman was me. And this is the best we came up with? How to navigate the multigenerational workplace ... is shoulder pads?

Solution

  1. younger
  2. young
  3. shoulder
  4. people
  5. graduate

Original Text

And in fact, I know a young, at the time, millennial, who was told that if she wanted people to take her seriously, just because she was a millennial, she would have to do this — wear shoulder pads. Yes. People younger than her and older than her wouldn't take her seriously unless she wore shoulder pads. Straight-out-of-the-80s, can't-even-buy-them-anywhere shoulder pads. This young woman had two graduate degrees. This young woman was me. And this is the best we came up with? How to navigate the multigenerational workplace ... is shoulder pads?

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