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Moderately Motivated Gen-Xer for Hire – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Source: Moderately Motivated Gen-Xer for Hire – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

This was published a year ago, but it still works. While this is meant to be satire, as it is, it’s almost accurate. When I look at the description, it’s almost exactly what I would say. You know my position. I think Gen-X gets the short end of the stick, as they say. Read this, and understand while this is said sarcastically, there is some truth in it.

The growth of STEM careers, including Tech Comm, cannot be limited to Millennials or resting on the shoulders of the Baby Boomers who invented the tech. Ageism in tech is still an issue, to the point that I learned a new hashtag recently– #techageism. (I plan to use that one more often.) Ageism in the workplace needs to stop. Really. I mean it.

What do you think of this article, even though it’s meant to be humor? Include your comments below.

-TechCommGeekMom