Organizational Communication in the News

Case Studies of Organizations and Organizational Communication in the Media

Generation X and the Narrowing Career Path


Melissa, a talented Gen X’er, is given a promotion that puts her in direct contention for a key senior spot. Although her Boomer colleagues are offering their congratulations, Melissa finds herself feeling vaguely uneasy. She is reaching a point in her career where the path seems to be narrowing suddenly and precipitously.

“I’d better be cautious,” she mused.

Why does Melissa feel uneasy?

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I'm an assistant professor at Marquette University, teaching in communication studies and corporate communication.

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Organizational Communication in the News by Rahul Mitra is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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