Chapter 3: Off to Work


The Silent Generation are considered to have had a strong work ethic, influenced by their parents and an increasingly industrialised society. However at the same time, the Great Depression of the 1920’s and 30’s had taken its toll on economic stability and led to record rates of unemployment.

Some questions you might like to ask:

  • What did you always want to be when you grew up?

  • Tell me about your first job, how did you get it?

  • Do you remember your first boss?

  • Was there ever a time that you were out of work?

  • How do you remember feeling at that time?

  • Do you recall feeling unsure of what work you wanted to do?

  • Do you have any regrets about choices in your working life?

  • Was money ever a worry for you?

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