Diversity of Last Seven Generations Disclosed
By Paula Mitchell
A reader friend sent the writer some interesting information that seemed to be “good food for thought.”
With Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z all in one workplace and increasingly communicating online, some of the quirkiness of each generation has come to light. There is potential of confusion and misinterpretation of what colleagues are saying, especially as younger workers introduce new expressions and lingo.The trickiest thing is that language is always changing.
For younger workers, that means being prepared for different interpretations of messages they send, and for the older workers, that means getting comfortable asking a lot of questions.
According to an Oxford Economics study, 30% of total employment by 2030 will be the Generation Z workers—defined as those born between 1995 and 2012. These young professionals, who grew up communicating digitally, enter the workforce and are expected to more than triple in the United States, Australia, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom.
The last 7 generations and their characteristics are as follows:
Baby Boomers Generation…1946-1964;
Yers (Millenials) Generation…1980-1994;
Z Generation…1995-2012; and
It is interesting to note that the Xers Generation were the first to have personal computers.
The reader now has another characteristic to add to one’s profile. Perhaps it is well noted that because of the constant changes with language and the lingo used, many are satisfied that they are now in the retirement mode!
Life’s little instructions include the following:
- Take a plastic bag (such as Walmart, T&K, etc) and put in the car to collect “trash” rather than pitching it out the car window to land on the side roads, for someone to pick up.
- Compliment three people every day.
- Sing in the shower.
- Never leave the toilet seat in the up position.
- Send lots of valentine cards, signing them, “Someone who thinks you are wonderful.”
The white stuff fell Wednesday morning. It appears that the weather will be wintery every Wednesday. Temperatures are low with wind chill making all to hug their coats tighter. Saturday morning’s temperature was 0° in this community. The white snowdrops are blooming, oblivious to the groundhog’s prediction!
This week’s clickety-clacks for the chin wagger are as follows:
The Navaho Indian language was used as a secret code by the United States during
World War II.
- A good dairy cow may produce more than 10,000 pounds of milk a year.
- The extinct Moa Bird of New Zealand grew up to 12 feet tall and was flightless.
- If a French Horn were straightened out, it would be about 15 feet long.
- No United States silver dollar has been minted since 1935.
Life is better by the fireplace to hear the “Talk of The Grove.”
Pidge Anderson received good news from her doctors. They reported that she has a good report following her surgery.
Visiting their mother to help with chores this past week were Terri Grogg and friend, Claude, and Marleta Wimer.
Quotes for the week are as follows:
“It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” — Asian Proverb
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Ferril Bueller’s Day Off
“Though February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.” — Charmaine J. Forde
“February is the border between winter and spring.” — Terri Guillemets
“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, your smile, and a grateful heart.” — Zig Ziglar
The remainder birthdays for the month are Randy Roberson and Brian Jamison, 17th; Allen Wilfong and Clona Mae Brown, 18th; George Hevener and Kent Simmons, 19th; Diana Smith, 20th; Debbie Reedy, 21st; 25th…Carolyn Sponaugle, Karen Simon and Anthony Mauzy, 25th; Terry Ryan and Charles Rexrode (93), 26th; Patty Marshall and Phil Downs, 27th; and Clinton Eye, 28th.
Concerns for this week are many, and they are as follows: “Pidge” Anderson, Roger and Joan Ashley, Mercedes Aumann, Vernon “Fuzzy” Baldwin, Nathan Beachler, Lynn Beatty, Bill Brackman, Jed Conrad, Rachel Felton Wright, Mia Felici, Donna Fleisher, Ron Gilkerson, Lola Graham, Marvin Hartman, Steve and Armanda Heavner, Gary and Jackie Hills, Virgil Homan, Jr., Myrtle Hoover, Debbie Horst, Anna Gae Hughes, Doris Hull, Alice Johnson, Kim Kline, Richard Judy, Melissa Lambert, Robert Lambert, Rex Landis, Angela Lung, Linda Malcolm, Betty Mallow, Roger and Skip Mallow, Jamie Mitchell, the Eldon Moats family, Melvin Moats, Aaron Nelson, Ruth Nelson, Cheryl Paine, Sutton Parrack, Shirley Pratt, Kathy Propst, Mike Propst, Stanley Propst, Don Nilson, Sheldon Propst, Verla Puffenbarger, Gary Rexrode, Jason Rexrode, Jimmy Rexrode, Art Sawyer, Robbie Sites, Ona Smith, Sandra Vandevander, Pam Rexrode, Max Rodriguez, Donna Ruddle, Annie Simmons, Barry and Phyllis Simmons, Davey Simmons and Margaret Wimer.
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