7:39 am November 16, 2009, by Henry Unger
First, it was retirees and baby boomers who got hit hard as their life savings were pummeled by this recession.
Next, it was Generation Y, who found it very difficult to land jobs after graduating from high school or college.
Now, says Gen X, step aside.
The Associated Press is reporting strong rumblings of discontent from the 32- to 44-year-olds who are wedged between baby boomers and their children. They often feel like forgotten middle siblings — and increasingly restless at work as a result, AP says.
“All of a sudden, we’ve gone from being the young upstarts to being the curmudgeons,” Bruce Tulgan, a generational consultant who’s written books about various age groups, including his fellow Gen Xers, told AP.
“We were starting to buy into the system, at least to some extent,” Tulgan says, “and then we got the rug pulled out from under us.”
Sound familiar? If you’re a Gen Xer, does this sound like you? What are you feeling?
And if you’re part of another generation, what do you think?
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