Have you noticed how old your boss is?
How about your boss’ boss?
Have you noticed that your manager has been with the firm for 9 years and his boss for 15?
Do you think they’re going anywhere or are they in it for the long haul?
According to a survey, the number of baby boomers is 78.2 million. With all the fear that existed in American business circles about the potential loss of labor and their intellectual capital, we now have a new problem and, if you are in your 30’s, you may be acutely aware of it.
The number of workers in their 30’s is only 40 million.
This means that if you are a Gen-X or Millennial worker, your career path is blocked by a Boomer (like me) in their 50’s or 60’s.
The good news is that companies caught discriminating against an aging worker will get hammered by the government, the bloggers and a million other constituents. They will embarrassed in the media and run the risk of losing access to valuable potential workers.
The bad news is that where do you go? What is the upside for you? If you’re a Gen-X worker, how do you advance your career?
© The Big Game Hunter, Inc. Asheville, NC 2006, 2012