Gen Xer

Gen Xer

A nickname for a member of Generation X, the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Commonly abbreviated as "Gen Xer." I know it's hard for you to believe, but Gen Xers like me grew up without the Internet.
See also: Gen, Xer
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A very typical parent, a Gen Xer, recounted how much he depended on checking in on the camp's Internet site daily photo postings to scrutinize how his daughter was doing.
"I found them easier to deal with than boomers," says Cucciniello, a 35-year-old Gen Xer himself.
With this issue, we are happy to welcome back Maria Torres-Kitamura (who happens to be a Gen Xer) as Hawaii Business' new senior editor.
According to Ritchie, Halstead and other demographers, if a "typical" Gen Xer walked through a pool or spa professional's door, here are the attitudes and characteristics that professional would encounter:
Unlike the Gen Xer, Boomers would never leave a job until they had another one lined up.
Gen X gig workers earn less than Boomers per year on average ($36,300 compared to $43,600) even though the average Gen Xer works more hours.
"We're on the brink of the greatest wealth transfer in history, between baby boomers and younger generations," observes advisor Brad Sherman, who at 36 straddles the boundary between Gen Xer and millennial.
Accordingly, WainWright doesn't think like the archetypal Gen Xer. He's ambitious and romantic--an old-fashioned aesthete who wants to create the operas of tomorrow with the musical intricacy of yesteryear.
"It's easy for me, because I'm a Gen Xer myself," said Collins.
Educational researchers support that Gen Xers are adept at learning on their own and are repelled by educator's tendencies towards lots of formalized training.
Although Gen Xers (age 30 to 44) also claim to have busy lifestyles, they are much more conscientious about their eating habits, largely because they are more likely to be parents.
FiPath will donate $1 to reduce Social Security debt for each new member as a symbol of what Gen Xers are facing.
Gen Xers and Millennials are doing what they need to do, but they don't like it and, most significantly for employers, they have not given up on their strong desire for a balanced and meaningful life.