Millennials have officially taken over. As of June 2015, those born between 1980 and 2000 now make up more than a quarter of the U.S. population, overtaking the 75.4 million Baby Boomers born between 1946 and 1964. And now both generations are working together, sparking an interesting debate at the office.
Which generation is more annoying? The overlooked Gen-Xers, sandwiched between the Millennials and the Baby Boomers, sit back and keep tabs on the differences between the two. Do these scenarios seem familiar to you?
1. The Baby Boomers are very confident while Millennials seek constant validation.
2. Millennials have the edge since they are the first generation to be born into computer access at home and in the classroom. As a result, being tech-savvy is on their side.
3. Impatient or A.D.H.D.?
4. A younger generation feels like they have more to prove than previous generations, and they're willing to be more proactive with their time. Meanwhile, Boomers spend their free time struggling to understand hashtags and emojis to keep up with evolving communication.
5. Boomers may need a translator to decode messages from Millennials.
6. Passive-aggressiveness can keep you from rising in your company. On the other hand, it might keep you IN the company.
7. The two generations might share the same travel itinerary, but they'll have vastly different agendas!
8. You can count on Boomers to be consistent. Or, does that make them rigid?
9. Is Googling now as outdated as skimming through the World Book Encyclopedia?
10. Boomers have earned the right to avoid multi-tasking for the sake of total relaxation.