Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It's not over for Gen X

It's been a really long time since I posted to this blog. Frankly, I was kind of over the whole generations thing. But recently something has made me want to vent.

I've read more and more stuff - often written by Boomers - on how Gen Y is just going to leap frog over Gen X and save the world.


When I was in high school, Gen Xers were told we'd never get through college. I have a masters degree.

When I was in college, we were told we'd never have good jobs or be able to support ourselves. I've just been promoted to Associate Vice President.

When I was at my first job, Gen Xers were told they would never own homes.  I'm writing this from my house that I own.

So you'll have to forgive me if I don't buy into this most recent doomsday scenario for Gen X.

This is not an anti-Gen Y column. I think you guys are great. I just don't think you're going to crush us.

Now Gen Z, that may be an entirely different story ...