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How family & workplace have changed since the 1950s

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One main point I learned the most about was the changing of the family and how the family has changed and how the workplace has changed. The family of the 1950's is not the same as today. We went from having a male dominated workforce to a diverse workforce where women are making waves. The role of the family has changed as its makeup has and the term family is now different. As the role of family changes so does the needs and expectations. The workplace should be ready to accept this, especially as older workers are entering the workforce and people are working longer to make ends meet. One income is no longer a way of life for the majority of Americans.

One major issue that was discussed that I take very seriously is the amount of pay a young, inexperienced worker with 4 yr college degree earns versus a seasoned, skilled and experienced worker without a degree. In the military the biggest issue I had was the 22yr old 2nd Lt with no relevant experience and may have a degree in English Literature. He is put in charge of seasoned NCO's who have 10+ years experience and may possess a degree. I still see it in the civilian world but not nearly as much. Experience has given way to education? Experience is learned and earned and experience comes from education and training. So why the gap? If I decide to explore a career in HR I will seriously address this with any employer I work with or for.

http://www.directionjournal.org/article/?652
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/6094002/college_graduates_remain_unprepared.html

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One main point I learned the most about was the changing of the family and how the family has changed and how the workplace has changed. The family of the 1950's is not the same as todays. We went from having a male dominated workforce to a diverse workforce where women are making waves. The role of the family has changed as its makeup has and the term family is now different. As the role of family changes so does the needs and expectations. The workplace should be ready to accept this, especially as older workers are entering the workforce and people are working longer to make ends meet. One income is no longer a way of life for ...

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This is a peer response to what another peer wrote about the family and workplace in the 1950s and how they have changed.
The peer response is approximately 160 words.

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