What's The Most Out Of Touch Thing Your Boomer Boss Has Said Or Done At Work?

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It's no secret that when it comes to the workforce, boomers, millennials, and Gen Z'ers have quite a difference of opinion in how business should be handled.

Though it's not monolithic — and I can't stress this enough; obviously not everyone in each age group will follow the same stereotypes — those between 57 and 75 years old tend to be more traditional.

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Sometimes, the traditional nature of boomers can feel...out of touch. It's something I've experienced myself. During a previous job, I was debating going back to school, and my boss told me, "College is a small cost for a large payout with a second degree."

I didn't have the heart to tell her that plenty of my friends had gone back to school and were nowhere near a better financial position. In fact, some are worse off with the second heaping of debt.

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So, I want to hear from you. If you're a millennial or Gen Z'er, what's the most out of touch thing your boomer boss has said to you?

Perhaps they were a business owner who didn't believe in paying anyone above minimum wage despite demanding long hours, implementing high expectations, and offering little reward — which inevitably led to staff shortages and growing frustration.

Or, maybe at one point, you were considering switching over to a new company, and your boss reprimanded you, playing the old "Be loyal to your company, and they'll be loyal to you" card.

Maybe you even overheard your boss calling younger generations lazy, and saying they don't understand the value of hard work anymore.

Whatever the case may be, I'm curious about your experience. Let me know what happened in the comments, and your response may be used in an upcoming post.