Call it the Gray Ceiling

A generation of promising future leaders now in their late 20s to early 40s find themselves stuck, unable to move up because the pathways to advancement are blocked by 77 million Baby Boomers.

Sure, the oldest Boomers turn 60 this year, so they may retire soon - but the youngest are only 42, which means that plenty of Generation Xers face a long wait until their next promotion. (Read the story from Fortune.)

If you're a thirtysomething employee, have you ever bumped your head on the Gray Ceiling? What, if anything, did you do about it? And let's hear from Boomers, too. Any thoughts for the youngsters coming up behind you who want your job now?

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