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You Know You're a Gen X Employee When...

Gen X, as people born between 1964 and 1979 are commonly referred to, often grew up with both of their parents working so they were more independent at a younger age than other generations. It wasn’t uncommon for them to walk home from school, let themselves into the house, and maybe throw a TV dinner in the microwave.

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Gen X, as people born between 1964 and 1979 are commonly referred to, often grew up with both of their parents working so they were more independent at a younger age than other generations. It wasn’t uncommon for them to walk home from school, let themselves into the house, and maybe throw a TV dinner in the microwave. Likely due to their upbringing, they are very independent at work, and don’t respond well to micro-management. The term “workaholic” has been thrown around a lot when talking about this generation. Stay tuned for our next list-style post, "You Know You're in Sales When..."

1. You’re still adjusting to your games (AKA distractions from work) being in your pocket and not in an arcade down the street:


2. This is how you feel when you remember that the floppy disk was once the height of technology:


3. Your Gen Y counterparts had nannies; you had the ultimate latchkey kid babysitter:


4. This is how you feel about infomercials due to being traumatized by ubiquitous ads in your childhood:


5. This was you during the dot.com bubble:


6…And this was your face after the bust (bye bye Pets.com)


7. You felt like the office genius when you finally solved a Rubik's cube:


8. This is you when another generation tries to claim the jeans and sport jacket look:


9. You’ve outgrown your Kurt Cobain phase, but still reserve the right to get angsty over an upcoming deadline every once in a while:


10. You miss the days of a four-wall cubicle- now you actually have to work instead of chatting on AOL instant messenger:


11...And you get a little nostalgic when you think of the dial up internet tone:


12. Let Gen Y keep their texting… you still remember pager code shorthand.

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13. At one point, you had a palm pilot:


14. You’re still kind’ve surprised you ended up with a successful career rather than living in your mom’s basement:


15. This is how you feel about your Gen Y counterparts who can’t spend 30 seconds without their phone:


16. You’re not cynical, you're just a lonewolf.


17. This is you when you’re asked to work on a group project:


18. You remember the days of standing by the fax machine waiting to receive a confirmation:


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