The Boomers wear black.
We are finding that generational differences intensify in the workplace even more when opposing Interaction Styles are in play. (ie. Baby Boomers with a ‘Commander’ Interaction Style are struggling to connect with Millenials who find the style particularly insufferable on-the-job.) JT O'Donnell
Of course, the Boomer is the one with the unattractive personality. Because in the Gen Y world, she's always the bad guy. But how about this scenario? A mild-mannered Boomer finds a Commander-style millenial insufferable. Unlikely? I don't think so.
For the last few hundred years, tyranny has become ever less acceptable in our culture. So, it makes sense to assume that Gen Y will carry this trend forward. But does that mean that there is a huge divide between Gen Y and the Baby Boomers on the issue of bossiness?
If the Baby Boomers had come from a pre-modern country, I would say yes. We all know families who emigrate to the modern world from primitive lands and what happens? The parents get very upset because they expect to continue to their despotic rule only to find that in North America they can no longer control their children's lives.
But the Baby Boomers we're talking about don't fit that bill. And to picture them as tyrants on a consistent basis is a sign of "systemic prejudice". By whom? The Gen Y-ners and their boosters who see them as some kind of master race which towers over anyone who came of age before, oh, I don't know, Britney Spears?