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Generational Differences in the Workplace: Generation X

Analyze the following scenario:

Bob Jackson is 44. He is the manager of operations for a mid-sized company. He is always working and many employees at work think that he is a workaholic. His goal is to become the company president before he turns 50. In which generational group would Bob fall? Explain your answer.

Traditionalist (Born 1900-1945)
Baby Boomers (Born 1946-1964)
Generation Xers (Born 1965-1980)
Millennials (Born 1981-1999)

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Generation Xers (Born 1965-1980): Intent on looking for career security rather than job security, Generation Xers believe it is critical to build a repertoire of skills and experiences they can take with them if they need to.

Bob would fall into generation X largely due to the fact ...

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This solution discusses the traits of Generation Xers in the workforce in 195 words.

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