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A member of Generation X.
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Likewise, a Gen Xer may not agree with an assumed organizational policy of working overtime on a habitual basis, even though the practice may have originated years before in a Traditionalist-or Boomer-dominated workplace.
Members of other generations often misunderstand Xers, who are very independent and do not like rules.
They straddle the boundary line between last-wave Boomers and first-wave Generation Xers.
Moreover, Gen Xers are entering their peak earning years with a sufficiently different of experiences and expectations that could rewrite the rules of remodeling relationships.
For a few brief years, before the dot-com boom eclipsed them, Gen Xers were a staple of nationwide media coverage, known chiefly for their irony, ennui, and general self-loathing.
The old rules will no longer apply as the Depression, GI, Boomer, and Xer generations have very different approaches both from each other and from their generational leaders.
Gen Xers, now parents themselves, more than a decade into their careers and struggling with mortgage payments and responsibilities (and, as a result, suddenly feeling suspiciously like their own parents), present a unique business opportunity for advisors.
The key for every manager is to integrate this generation's unique skills and work behavior into your organization along with the remaining baby boomers and Generation Xers.
With the Internet and plenty of time, Gen Xers are jumping into the investment game with the goal of early retirement.
Like the Baby Boomers before them, the Xers have hit those critical young adult years where their spending patterns and consumer preferences form the Holy Grail of marketing research.