10 Reasons Gen Xers Are Unhappy at Work

2. When you were teens, X’ers witnessed adults in your lives being laid off from large corporations, as re-engineering swept through the business lexicon. This engendered in most X’ers a lack of trust in large institutions and a strong desire for a life filled with back-up plans, just in case. Many of the adults you saw laid off and then struggling to reintegrate were in their 40’s—about the age X’ers are reaching today.

Not sure I agree with all these but it is an interesting read for us X’ers.