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Y in the Workplace: Managing the ''Me First'' Generation by Nicole A. Lipkin

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Preface
We are both psychologists in our 30s, born smack in the middle of our generation, Generation X. Yes, we were that generation that drove you crazy before Generation Y came along. We sat eagerly watching as MTV was born with the premier of the Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star” and created our first computer program with a ball bouncing across the computer screens of our Apple II’s. We excelled at QBert and Pacman on Atari. We embraced rubber bracelets, side ponytails, and fluorescent-colored clothing, and constantly said “as if,” “gag me with a spoon,” “totally tubular,” and “jammin” just like our Gen-X peers. We too grew up thinking our generation was the best, and felt that our parents and grandparents, the Boomers and Veterans, ...

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