A Gen Xer
herself, she says, "Our generation is indifferent to talking about money," unlike "boomers who avoid talking about money" and "millennials who talk all the time about money."
Highlighting convertibility or portability features that could help customers retain life insurance even after leaving a job could potentially trigger interest in larger policy amounts, given certainty of possession with a job change, while potentially prolonging the relationship throughout a Gen Xer
"Generation X came of age in an era of scandals, rising divorce rates and a faltering economy/" notes Chicago advisor Paul Sippil, a Gen Xer
The Millennials may find working with a Veteran just as easy as working with a Baby Boomer or a Gen Xer. (6)
Likewise, a Gen Xer may not agree with an assumed organizational policy of working overtime on a habitual basis, even though the practice may have originated years before in a Traditionalist-or Boomer-dominated workplace.
The difference is this: A Gen Xer
will decide in a week that a job has no future; a Boomer will suffer longer before facing this truth and acting on it.
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.
If you're a Gen Xer
, chances are you've been a fan of these artists or TV shows or worn some of these "cool" clothes.
It doesn't hurt to approach a Gen Xer on his or her level, either.
How important is leisure time to a Gen Xer? In 2000, Jobtrak.com surveyed 3,000 recent college graduates on what they desired most in a new job.
"Ironically it is this over-abundance of information, as well as the quality of advice, which is confusing investors and forcing them to lose focus," says Dean Spagnoli, associate vice president at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and a Gen Xer
. "People who invest with a goal in mind and remain steady in their game plans are being rewarded."
"It's easy for me, because I'm a Gen Xer
myself," said Collins.
Cameron Lawrence is an MBA student at The University of Montana-Missoula and a Gen Xer
"I am a Gen Xer
and I for one am very tired of the disrespect.