The Coming Of The Gen X Bosses

Is Everybody Happy?

Wondering if your Gen X employees are getting their resumes together? Maybe, maybe not. According to a recent survey issued by F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants, a national franchise network of executive search firms, Xers are pretty satisfied with their current employment situation. Take a look at a few reasons why they're sticking around, and a few reasons why they might have those job-search Web sites bookmarked.

REASONS FOR REMAINING WITH CURRENT EMPLOYER


BOOMERS


XERS


opportunity for career advancement


28.8%


51.2%


work environment


35.6%


15.7%


work/life balance


26.7%


17.3%


rewards (compensation and acknowledgement)


8.6%


15.7%


WOULD LEAVE FOR A MORE CHALLENGING JOB


42.3%


61.6%


WOULD LEAVE FOR A HIGHER SALARY


59%


78.4%


SATISFIED WITH PRESENT SALARY




very satisfied


16.3%


6.3%


somewhat satisfied


57.7%


73.2%


somewhat dissatisfied


22.7%


16.5%


not satisfied at all


3.4%


3.9%


Source: F-O-R-T-U-N-E Personnel Consultants

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This article was originally published in the November 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: The Coming Of The Gen X Bosses.

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