|Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York|
( A suburb of Buffalo, N.Y.)
and has worked in the ophthalmology
field of medicine for over 30 years
We started with the depression years whom produced the Baby Boomers ( my generation) and now we have raised the millennium generation which my children are.
The boomers were raised with the ethic that you work hard and stay with a job that brings you good benefits and retirement benefits.
There were not many pats on the head for good job done growing up. Parents expected unspoken things from you such as good manners, dedication and responsibility.
Our children’s generation were raised totally different; everything was praise for accomplishments, and a “good job” mantra. We grew a generation that wanted immediate gratification, money and raises at work in a short amount of time and frequent job changes to climb the ladder to success.
Wonder which generation produced the best of workers? I love my kids, but I do see that all the praise that we gave our children did give them a more confident attitude which we thought was great at the time.
It’s a new world out there today. No longer do companies give big retirement packages anyway, maybe they have the right idea? Change positions until you become happy? How many of us baby boomers “stick” out a job to obtain the benefits? There is no more job security out there in the working world.
Good luck to all our millenniums. You are raising generation X. Wonder what they will be like?
|Judy, Judy, Judy! ;-)|