They want financial security. We stand in the way of that by not retiring, therefore clogging up the pipeline for good jobs and business from brandname clients.
So, it's no surprise that what should have just been a generation gap has evolved into generational warfare.
According to a recent Axios survey, 51% of Millennials blame us Baby Boomers for everything. That ranges from the burden of college loans to two wars. Only 13% perceive the Baby Boomer generation as having improved the world.
Things are bound to get worse.
All the research shows that we don't want to or can't retire. And one-third of those of us who did retire have bounced back into the workforce. We might have been bored. Or realized you turn invisible when you aren't conventionally productive in capitalism. Or, the prices were going up and the Social Security/pension payments weren't increasing fast enough.
In the workplace, of course, silos have sprung up among the generations. Millennials hang with their own kind. Baby Boomers hover together. It's the newest form of segregation. Some might label it "ageism."
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