6 comments on “Experience pays it forward: Career advice from Baby Boomers and Gen X

  1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my site.

    Here’s my thoughts: I’m a Gen Y. The minute I graduated with ny B.B.A. in 1990, I think the workplace really started to change.

    Re: My Generation, we were taught nothing was ever handed to you, get over it, get working–and expect to start at the bottom and work your way up. That’s what I did, and sometimes I didn’t lilike the company, so I changed companies. No offense to the old company or me, I just moved on with a slight (and sometimes large) $ increase.

    I evenutally went to night school and became a Paralegal for over 20 years. That was great financially, but it was also very hard work.

    I think Gen Y and newer kids underestimate the hard work we put in, the failures, going frim job to job. We did it to survive and pay the bills. I was good at it, but I didnt have the luxury of meditating into my “passion.!!! I always had one or two jobs in college, and my passions were a place to live, food, and the basics. 🙂

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  2. One more thought: be ceative!!! Even if your current job may suck, you can always ask for things to make your life easier–different work hours, getting paid by the hour, more flex time, more vacation time, an office, or being able to work from home a couple days per week.

    Of course, they can always say no! But you can always ask. 🙂 I established myself as a hard worker, then asked. It was about 60% yes and 40% no.

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      • I think it’s always a work-in-progress, no? If we were to be brutally honest with ourselves…:) Thanks for responding and for stopping by. That was quite a rant yesterday! Thankfully, I understand sarcasm (that’s not the word I’m looking for, but it’ll have to do -it’s been a busy week!!). Have a great weekend. 🙂

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