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Gen-X and gen-y: Teaching Them the Business
the new workforce tasks and responsibilities in line with the time frame they believe is appropriate (with proper supervision at the start, in case they prove to be a little too self-assured). Both of these in turn satisfy the newer generations' need for a more rapid pace in the learning environment.
And as for variety and unpredictability-well, could these young men and women have chosen a better place and time to begin their careers than in the utility industry at the start of the 21st century?
- As a transmission company executive succinctly points out, "Most 47-year-old lineman simply can't perform the same work as easily as a 27-year-old one." Also, when older workers get hurt, their work time lost in recovery is much greater; between ages 19 to 29, the average days lost is 10.4, but the average days lost for those 50 to 59 is 47.5. Minter, Stephen G., "Ergonomic Challenge: The Aging Work Force," , September 2002.
- El-Shamy, Susan, Pfeiffer and Co., 2004, p. 15.
- , pp. 14-15.
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Born between WWII and the early 1960s: Baby Boomers;
Born between the early 1960s and the late 1970s: GenXers (a.k.a. Baby Busters);
Born in and after the late 1970s: Bridgers (a.k.a. Gen-Y, Millennials, Generation Next).