So I've received some good news. I am going to be promoted relatively soon and will be managing two employees. I have been with my company for one year and will be promoted ahead of a fellow employee that has been with the company for four years. He is about ten years older than me and even has a masters degree. I'm not sure how he is going to react when he finds out that I will be his boss going forward. Any advice on how I should handle the situation with him? Should I take him aside and speak with him after the announcement is made? What the hell would i say? Maybe it will be easy and he'll be okay with it, but he's bound to have his pride hurt and be resentful. It should be noted that I am not getting the promotion because of politics or any other bs reason. I really am better suited for this job than he is.