15 Boomer Trends That Are No More

As Boomers age out of the workforce and younger generations fill their places, many trends, practices, and ideals Boomers espouse are gone or fading.

DEVOTION TO JOBS YOU HATE AND COMPANIES THAT DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU

Boomers grew up in a time when job security was better than it is today, and there was a strong belief in sticking with a job even if you didn’t like it because you could at least guarantee an income for your family.

MINED DIAMONDS

As people began to learn about “blood diamonds” and the working conditions in African diamond mines, the appeal of buying mined diamonds took a hit.

HOUSES WAY TOO BIG AND EXPENSIVE FOR YOUR NEEDS

For a long time, people mostly aspired to buy modest-sized homes suited to their needs, but then came the “McMansions” craze, largely driven by Boomers and Gen Xers.

DEMANDING TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER OVER PETTY THINGS

There are times when you need to call the manager over, but one less pickle on your burger than expected or a little more ice than you wanted isn’t one of them.

BIG-NAME PET FOOD BRANDS

We won’t pick on individual brands, but it took a long time for people to realize they were paying too much for pet food, mostly filler material with little nutritional content.

POINTLESS FORMALITY AT WORK

Boomers and a lot of Gen Xers have mostly experienced workplaces where men wore suits and ties, and women wore dresses.

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