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Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters—Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work by Larry Johnson, Meagan Johnson

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CHAPTER  11

Managing the Linkster Generation

“Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.”

—Aristotle1

Every new generation brings a different mind-set to the job. Linksters, the generation just entering the workforce now, are no different.

 

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Jordan is 16 years old and works part-time at a retail clothing store. “The pay’s not great, but I like the employee discount and the opportunity to see some of the new fashions before everyone else has them,” said Jordan. “What sucks about my job is that being reliable is punished rather than rewarded. If you show up early, or on time, management tags you as dependable. When you are dependable, you are given all the less ...

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