Quentin Fottrell at MarketWatch writes, “Just 32% of men ages 49 to 67 and 21% of women in that age group say they want to eventually occupy the corner office versus, according to a new workplace survey of 2,000 adults by the Pew Research Center. By comparison, 70% of millennial men and 61% of millennial women — defined by the study as ages 18 to 32 — say they’d like to be boss. The members of Generation X — ages 33 to 48 — were somewhat more evenly split, with 58% of men and 41% of women saying they wanted the top job, the survey of more than 2,000 people found. “Boomers have been in the workforce long enough to see the downsides of being in charge,” says Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant based in Grinnell, Iowa.”
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Robert McGarvey writes for MainSt, “An employee threw a co-worker into a lagoon.
Another employee rode a Ferris wheel naked.
Yet another was caught going through co-workers’ desks while the others were partying.
Call those scenes from office holiday parties gone desperately wrong. And you better believe those incidents actually occurred, according to research assembled by staffing agency The Creative Group.
Know this too: misbehavior at holiday parties destroys careers. Yes, ’tis the season, butthat does not mean there will be forgiveness for drunk, stupid, crude behavior, because rule one of office parties is not to forget this is still a professional gathering.”
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