“Everything has been figured out, except how to live.” - Jean-Paul Sartre
It's June. A time for graduation and big dreams. But generational conflicts, stemming from the spread of social media into the workplace, have made navigating the office politics just a little more difficult.
And the conflict isn't just between Boomers and Gen Y.
Gen X are still here (do you hear us now?) and they have a message for the newbie Gen Y's ready to climb that career ladder: not so fast. And X'rs are also wondering when the heck are the Boomers going to retire?
Here's the latest round up of articles on the 21st Century workplace:
- Young Employees Quit Jobs due to Blocking Facebook: "What would make you quit your job? Lack of insurance or other benefits? A lengthy and expensive commute? Limited advancement opportunities? No Facebook access?"
- 10 Reasons Why Gen X Are Unhappy at Work: "I’m worried about Generation X and corporations. As far as I can tell, these two have a tentative relationship at best – and are likely headed for some rocky times ahead."
- The "Millennials" Are Coming: 60 Minutes reporter Morley Safer on the New Generation of American Workers.
- 20 Things I Wish I Had Known When Starting Out in Life: I’m nearly 35 years old, and I’ve made my share of mistakes in my life. I’m not a big believer in regrets …however, there are a few things I wish I had known when I was graduating from high school and starting out as an adult in life.
- The Web 2.0 Resume: "The paper résumé may soon go the way of the eight-track tape, Betamax and the manual typewriter (visual aids included for those of you who have never seen any of these things)."
- Move Over, X. Here Come the "Global Teens": "Work hard, play hard, spend hard, live hard. The children of the baby boom — what Douglas Coupland calls "global teens" — have no time for Generation X whining and self-doubt."