Tammy Erickson’s article, “10 Reasons Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work” on Harvard Business Publishing, hit close to home with me. I feel like I’m reading a personality profile. 90% of the stuff she says is DEAD ON. (As a teen, I didn’t happen to know many people who got laid off, but that’s just a matter of who I knew and didn’t….not an inaccuracy for the generation.)
My favorite is #9.
And if Boomer colleagues are annoying, the Boomer parents of your Y reports are down-right over-the-top. Xâ€™ers canâ€™t believe the frequency of Y-parent interactions and are deeply turned off by parents who make their presence felt in the workplace.