A Gen Xer in California lost his job as an insurance agent. In response, he went to work stringing Christmas lights to fund nursing school. Here is a video of the story
Last night, using Blogger’s new “next blog” function that is designed to take you to blogs similar in content to your own, I found a blog named 40-year-old freshman.
Today, my husband, a Gen Xer born in 1966, takes a final in his government accounting class. Like the 40-year-old freshman, he’s adding to an existing degree.
Did you know that the most recession proof individual is a woman over 30 with a college degree? I heard that reported on NPR last week. The same is not true for Gen X men. I’ve said it before. Gen X men have had a harder row to hoe than anyone is willing to report and that Gen X men are willing to admit. I know this because I worked next to them for nearly 20 years and I saw their stress and disappointments up close. I really believe the ship will turn around for them sooner than later. In fact, today, Reuters reports that based on the large number of Baby Boomers retiring, bank executive searches are soaring.