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Gen X- Small But Mighty

Posted on January 5, 2010 | By Christian | 1 Comment

If you are like me, you don’t really feel the love at work.  Treated as a commodity with the ever present threat of corporate layoffs which seem to hit people by lottery since the “dead wood” has already been culled through the previous 5 layoff rounds.  It gets old.  I would like to reassure you that there is hope!  Many of us forget that a large part of today’s workforce are Baby Boomers, and guess what… they aren’t getting any younger.  Take a minute to read this article from October by Kelly Sharp called  Gen X- Small But Mighty which talks about the Baby Boomer workforce of today.

What I especially like is the point Kelly makes about the number of Baby Boomer employees in the workforce today who are planning on retiring in the next 10 years, but the number of Gen-X employee which will back-fill them is fewer than the number retiring.  Now, this is no panacea but its at least a glimmer of hope.  One point Kelly does miss is the fact that many Boomer employees are working further into their 60′s than their parents generation, which certainly doesn’t help the Gen-X workers waiting for promotions.

Well, I could stand a little more appreciation at work – even if it is only through attrition.  ~cg

P.S.  I just ran across this blog on Roberts Virtual Soap Box called Why we (non-boomers) hate our jobs.  You should definitely check it out.  And while you are there check out his list of people he would like to see die in 2010 in his Top 10 Wingnuts Whose Deaths I’d Celebrate, 2010 Edition.  He has Glenn Beck as #1 and I couldn’t agree more!


One Response to “Gen X- Small But Mighty”

  1. jen
    January 8th, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    haha! i missed robert’s list of people he wants to see die. i can’t stand glen beck. or o’reilly who recently referred to american democratas as liberal jihads. what a couple of creeps!

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