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Sunday, August 5, 2007 - Page updated at 02:02 AM

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Talking across the gap | Generations chat about stereotypes, cluelessness and cleavage

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Chrystal Santoyo, 26, Seattle, administrative assistant, Art Institute of Seattle.

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Laquinda Williams, 26, Seattle, assistant financial planner for a major fashion retailer.

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Analuisa Orantes, 30, Tukwila, computer records specialist, Seattle University Law School

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Natasha Jones, 35, Seattle, communications manager for King County

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Julia Sheppard, 40, Bellevue, senior technical writer at Vidiator, a high-tech startup

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Elizabeth Moberg, 45, Seattle, a principal at Mercer Human Resource Consulting

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Cindy Domingo, 53, Seattle, community activist, chief of staff for King County Councilmember Larry Gossett

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Ann Jarvis, 63, Edmonds, vice president of safety and education, Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Washington

2young 2rule: A recent CBS News poll found that only 2 percent of women surveyed said they would prefer to work for a younger female boss.

Can you relate? A major 2006 survey found than only 56 percent of younger workers — but 75 percent of older oners — said they related well to the other generation.

Slackers and overachievers: National networking group Downtown Women's Club found 34 percent of 20- and 30-something workers resent boomers labeling them "slackers" and nearly 40 percent of boomers would advise younger workers not to follow their path.

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