Personal Narrative: The Four Generations In Today's Workforce

According to the textbook, it mentions, “The four generations identified in today’s workforce are the Silent Generation, Baby boomers, Generation X and lastly Generation Y” (Chapter 1, pg.14). The textbook also states how, “Baby boomers which is the largest generation had to become extremely competitive to find jobs and promotions and how many became workaholics while spending less time with their families to keep their jobs or to obtain greater pay or promotions” (Chapter, pg. 14-15). Furthermore, the textbook mentions how “Generation X chose not to follow their parents footsteps of total commitment of work and how they tend to be more open to non-traditional work. Generation X is also sophisticated users of computer technology and to value …show more content…
I changed my major a few times before I finally found the one that I want to get a degree in because the degree I am pursing in is most interesting to me and I feel like it is my strong-suit than other majors I have thought about. I grew up with parents who worked all the time and absolutely hated their jobs. My parents looked miserable and complained all the time about their job when my brother and I were going up so I would rather have a job that I love than a job that makes me miserable. I’ve only had one job in my life and the co-workers my age did not really want to work. At the job, at times I would be the last one to leave and help close up the store. I’ve seen them texting behind the cashier, taking multiple trips to the bathroom and not taking their job seriously. However, the older generation took the job seriously and didn’t text behind the cashier. Since, I’ve only had one job so I have little experience in the work-force I’m sure that not all generation Y act this …show more content…
Younger generations may not take their job seriously while the older generations will. Another work-related issue that may clash is how many hours one is willing to work than another. The younger generations are typically not willing to work over-time or more than they need to. However, the older generations don’t mind working over-time or working more than they need to. Furthermore, another related work issue that might clash would be how one view work and fun. Meaning that, younger generations would rather work in a field that is fun and full of creativity while other generations set a boundary between work and play and how work is not for play but to make money. Lastly, I think technology and communication may clash as well. The older generations are typically not very tech savvy and believe in communicating in person whereas the younger generations are very tech savvy because of how advanced our technology has grown and communicate not only in person but through emails as

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