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Opening Arguments


Maybe someone can explain this to me, because I'm not sure I undersand it:

According to the Center for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Utah, for the first time in history, four generations comprise the American workforce, and like a family, they don't always get along.

“You can have an office with a 65-year-old and a 26-year-old; there's a long span between those two,” Carroll said. “They have to learn to work together.”

It's true that workplace loyalty -- cutting both ways -- isn't quite what it once was. But when did we not have offices with both 65-year-olds and 26-year-olds? Nobody was obsessive about which "generation" people belonged to -- that's only happened in about the last 20 years -- but there was always a healthy mix of ages. I remember being the bright-eyed 26-year-old, eager to move on to my next job and learning what I could from the 50- and 60-something codgers who had been there all their working lives. Now I am the Baby Boomer codger dealing with the Gen X and Millenial whippersnappers. The great wheel turns, and life moves on. What in the world are these "experts" talking about?

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