Where's muh Gen X'ers at? 40-54 Y/O brahs checking in

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  1. TeTe

    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    While Boomers and Millennials are constantly at each other's throats over who's ruining the world, Gen X sits back and laughs. The ageism in the workplace thing is funny because it reminds me of this article.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/style/gen-x-millenials.html

    Granted I'm on the cusp being born in 1979, but still I think that it's funny how millennials in the workplace get so high and mighty about how they are on the cutting edge of tech when it was Gen X that truly started the digital revolution in the 90s and invented all things millennial. Have any of you guys come across this ageism b.s. before? Especially any of you that work in the tech industry?

    "Were we not apathetic so much as app-athetic. Sorry, that was lamestain. Whatever! The digital natives of the millennial generation would hardly be drowning in 1s and 0s without Xers like Elon Musk (b. 1971), Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google (b. 1973), Jack Dorsey of Twitter (b. 1976) and even Tom Anderson of Myspace (b. 1970), who for a brief, shining moment was everyone’s friend."

    "Who’s sorry now? Between 2010 and 2016, Generation X saw its median household net worth skyrocket 115 percent. Boomers were still mired at pre-2007 levels.

    Maybe that’s the thing about being a generation without any particular identity or belief system: We are adaptable, a weedy species, like rats or cockroaches, built to survive any environment. We are hard to stamp out."

    "We invented “woke”
    We were never an afterthought of American politics if you take “politics” to mean the all the real stuff that goes on outside the Beltway, in terms of gender politics, racial politics and environmental politics.

    It might be a cliché to say that we are a generation of iconoclasts and mavericks, wired to challenge authority. But when Apple unveiled its “Think Different” campaign in the ’90s, they were selling to us. And we bought it."
     
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    GearSolidMetal I'm here to chew bubblegum and bang your mom. Platinum Member

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    You sure you want to be bragging about that? :rolleyes:
     
  3. TeTe

    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    LOL not really hah. Just pointing that out from the article. I'm sure it'll bring on some butthurt.
     
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    JOE QUEEF The "You Know Better Areola Slip" Belt Platinum Member

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    Midnighter Silver Belt

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    Gen Xers should be drawn and quartered imho.

    Feckless cowards.
     
  6. TeTe

    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Oof
     
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    Noveltymortar Uncle Donald is our savior

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    I guess I'm part of this group but I found ts's post to be annoying and pointless.
     
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    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Tell me how you really feel
     
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    Turned 45 last month
     
  10. SIRGAY HARITONOB!

    SIRGAY HARITONOB! RED ARMY BELT

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    When I was young I was a gen Xer.

    Then suddenly I was a millenial one day

    Fuck allayall I'm a generation kharitonov
     
  11. TeTe

    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'm thinking I should have made this in the War Room... should I move it there?
     
  12. SIRGAY HARITONOB!

    SIRGAY HARITONOB! RED ARMY BELT

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    My post may be too aggressive for the war room. I dont wanna get banned for breaking one of the arbitrary rules I have to follow.
     
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    SamSchmidt Infantry Belt Platinum Member

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    Does 81 count? : (
     
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    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You're on the cusp, technically an X'ennial like me.
     
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    SamSchmidt Infantry Belt Platinum Member

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    all this new civil war shit started with Kobe. I blame Kobe.

    Got caught mouthing the F word on live TV.....No not THAT F word.

    29 public services announcements later and we are now using pronouns
     
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    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, Millennials can own that shit.
     
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    JOE QUEEF The "You Know Better Areola Slip" Belt Platinum Member

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    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You guys are no fun. Bunch of millennial and Boomer cans in here.
     
  19. M4rk

    M4rk Yellow Belt

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    over 40 dude checking in
     
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    JOE QUEEF The "You Know Better Areola Slip" Belt Platinum Member

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    Yessir, whatever you say sir...

    And the OT is over there...somewhere...

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    <DisgustingHHH>
     
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