Silent Generation, a couple’s patient approach to work

In this episode of Workplace Story, a couple who are members of the Silent Generation, born during the 1930s, talk about some of their work experiences. In Illinois, Eva helps customers with fabric in the sewing department of a busy store. Robert taught high school for 32 years, including during the 1960s, a time of civil rights unrest. How do two from the Silent Gen handle responsibilities in their workplaces?

Employment advice for others in these jobs and careers:

What helped Robert stay focused on preparing his weekly lesson plans was the need to support his wife and two children, and coming home to talk about the more stressful details he experienced. For Eva, concentrating on the one-step-at-a-time of her manager’s list helped her deal with impatient customers and refolding hundreds of sewing patterns.

Music credits: “Pulse,” “Autumn Day” and “Pilot Error,” Kevin MacLeod,, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License,


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