Category: Boomers

Meet a boomer who unretired to help her Gen Z kids get through college and find stability: ‘They’re terrified’

Jane (not pictured) had to go back to work to support herself and her kids. FG Trade/Getty Images Jane, a 63-year-old Texan, has returned to work after retiring. Her decision was driven by rising living costs and her children’s economic struggles. The trend of older parents supporting their adult children financially is increasingly common. Jane, a 63-year-old single parent in Texas, retired about a year…

For Gen Z, a job is just a job: ‘I’ve come to terms with what adulthood is actually like’

Gen Z workers just want two things out of a job: a good salary and a quick promotion. Abanti Chowdhury/ BI At 25, Kimi Kaneshina isn’t where she thought she would be in her career. After a year working as a product manager in Southern California, she was laid off in June. The job was great, but the experience of getting axed shifted her priorities….

What I got wrong about loyalty at work

Kiersten Essenpreis for BI In January, I published a story on how loyalty died in the American workplace. The response to the story was huge: I received more emails and LinkedIn messages about it than I had for any other piece I’ve written in my 14 years as a journalist. And what struck me most were the readers who wanted to tell me that I…