Sunday, March 8, 2009

Guest Post: 'What's Bugging Me?'


Guest Post by Nancy: "What's Bugging Me?"
This is first installment of something I like to call “What’s bugging me?” Whining generation Xers, that’s what’s bugging me!

Boo hoo hoo, poor me. The old people won’t leave. I can’t move up the corporate ladder. Boo hoo hoo, I’ve hit the grey ceiling.
Are you kidding me? Stop your whinning. The “old people” aren’t going anywhere for a long time and there are a ton of them (thus the term baby BOOMers). You may want to check some facts on the subject (suggest starting with the Internet Bible, Wikipedia). The number of US residents age 65 and older is expected to more than double from 38.7 million in 2008 to 88.5 million in 2050. Do you really expect them to just move aside? Do you really want them to? Who will support them? Think about the impact to our economy (88.5 million new couch potatoes sucking the SS system dry).

So shut your pie hole and get to work. That’s the only way you are going to get around this massive boom of people! Hard work! Now that’s what I’m talkin about!

Nancy

13 comments:

  1. Damn the man! There is only one way to get to the bottom of this...a poll. Maybe some of your old friends can help swing things in your favor.

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  2. Dear Nancy,

    no I don't expect them to move aside, I expect the old farts to stay in my lane going 35 mph on the freeway. When this baby boomer generation does finally retire, we'll start seeing the real road rage come out...

    :) just kidding

    But really, wasn't it the baby boomer generation who spearheaded the Enron catastrophe and are the CEOs of companies who overspent and now need bailout money? I don't particularly care about moving up the company chain but I think the coin flips both ways (is that an expression you would use?)

    Thanks for the guest blog Mom!

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  3. Sorry kids what are we talking about...I was watching Matlock. Got to go! It's time for Murder She Wrote!!!

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  4. I can't say much as if the baby boomer in my office retired then I would be out of a job.

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  5. Baby-boomers have managed to lead us into one of the worst financial crises in our country's history, have mis-manged our social security system so that all of the SS funds will be exhausted by 2030 (well before our generation retires), and have been reckless with our natural environment and resources (i.e. pollution, global warming, depletion of non-renewable resources, filling of land-fills). I think the boomers have done enough, its time for them to step aside and let a younger generation step up to the plate.

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  6. I don't quite think you're asking enough of them Jake. Maybe if they were able to fall on their swords rather than stepping aside...much more honorable.

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  7. What age is considered to be the last baby boomer...because I am scared of the late 30's and early 40's gen too.

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  8. Most commonly referred-to generational groups are as follows (based on when you were born):

    1942-1965: Baby-Boomers (born just after WWII)
    1966-1980: Generation X (see Reality Bites)
    1981-2000: Generation Y/Millenials (first generation to grow up with computers in the home)

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  9. I completely agree with you Jake. It's time for some fresh young minds to start looking at the problems in Corporate America, Govt., etc...

    I was notified today at work by some VP that has never set foot on our location that our entire building will change their dress code from casual to business casual....effective tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up jack ass. I'm sure we will become way more productive, happy, employees. I guess that's why you get paid the big bucks. If you all will excuse me I have to go spend money on clothes so I can go to work tomorrow and try to make it all back.

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  10. Realistically then we have at lest 15 years until maybe the first Gen Y is in head office for the US...legally the soonest would be 2016. We are screwed :-(

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  11. and just think now that we have the green light on stem cell research, the baby boomers may live forever :)

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  12. Honestly…I don’t mind if the Baby-boomer generation wants to keep working if they are willing to keep up with the times (i.e. technology, ideals, way of living and doing things, etc…). I am tired of the idea that “this is how it has been done for decades so this is how it should be done now and forever.” Just because it has been done since before time one way doesn’t mean that is the best way! I don’t care how old someone is in the working world, if they are willing to continue to learn and progress their way of living and thinking to positively contribute to the continual progression of our society. Our world is changing whether Baby-boomers like it or not. It’s time to step up, jump on board and be a part of it or get out of the way so that they don’t slow down the rest of us.

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  13. I'm not feeling the love. Can't we just all get along.

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