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Mark Sagent
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A Gen Z worker expresses dismay over the demanding 9-to-5 work schedule, struggling to balance personal life and job responsibilities. Discussions arise as viral video sparks conversations about the challenges faced by young workers in finding work-life balance. Gen Z worker hopes for more flexible schedules and a better work-life integration to pursue personal interests and spend time with loved ones.
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Privacy Is A Human Right
I applaud Gen Z for challenging what has been accepted as normal working conditions and expectations for the last 50 years. The five day work week sucks ass. I worked 4x10 for years, and having that extra day off every week was incredible for my quality of life. I went back to a regular 9-5 and missed 4x10 immediately. This is why unionization is so important. I hope one day in the next few years there can be a national strike across all industries so everything that sucks about working in this country can be improved for everyone. We saw how freaked out the rich got when everyone went home at the beginning of CoVid. They know maintaining the illusion of their control is the key to keeping control, much like the USSR Communists.
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Tom H
I don’t get why everyone is ragging on her. If we’re being honest I’m sure most of us (I certainly did) when I first experienced the grind thought “Wow… this is BS.” The other side to this is interesting though, whether we actually need to work so many hours (especially with incoming AI productivity gains).
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The Lebowski
"It's really depressing to live like this"... Compared to what, exactly? Not working and living in your parents' house? Being a college student? No shit.
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Privacy Is A Human Right
The Finns work 32 hours, four days a week. Let's do that. I definitely don't do 40 hours of work every week. Sometimes I don't even do 32, but I'm paid the same anyway 💪😏.
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Mark Sagent
Do you think 32 hours a week will satisfy Gen Z?
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Privacy Is A Human Right
Don't care. Everyone should only work 32 hours a week. Less would be even better. All we're doing is making *already wealthy* people more wealthy.
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The Lebowski
All valid points. Separate our democracy from our markets. They're opposing systems, and the market doesn't follow the rules, ie the constitution.
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The Lebowski
You can work 32 hours right now if you'd rather. It's called part-time employment.
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Privacy Is A Human Right
This is an infuriatingly disingenuous argument. Yes, I could work 32 hours, but then I'd make less money. If I make less money I can't pay for rent or food and therefore can't survive. It's like the Republican talking point saying all Americans "have access to healthcare". Sure, there are clinics and hospitals everywhere, so I can walk through the door and "access" the healthcare by asking to see a doctor. But the problem is *paying for it*.
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Mark Sagent
I agree (if you work for someone else). However, should farmers work less than 32 hours too? Can they?
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The Lebowski
Very good question! It depends on what you're farming. Dairy herds are constant work, sun up to sun down. Sunflowers? not so much. (I grew up on a family farm.) Ag is a sector that will be transformed by automation, alternative power sources and AI.
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Rune K. Drewsen
We welcome you to the world of grownups. Enjoy your stay - It sucks :)
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The Lebowski
On the upside, it only lasts the rest of your life. 🤷
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The Lebowski
Aww, that's adorable.
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Chris Pels
It makes one wonder how these kids were raised to such a misconception about the working/real world?
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The Lebowski
It looks like latchkey kids- genXers- make for lousy parents, on the whole. Who could have foreseen it?
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Chuck Fraggle
What do you base this accusation on? Gen X is raising kids and caring for aging boomer parents, they are the mainstay of the economy. Have a little empathy bud
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The Lebowski
Oh, I do! Personally. 70's kid, here. Just calling it like I see it.
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Clinton Savage
What makes it a misconception rather than a wish for change to promote enjoying your life before being 65 and too broken to do so?
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Chuck Fraggle
What were you doing at university? You should have a stacked schedule between classes, study and part-time work.
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BeanMachine
was thinking that too, I had zero time in college, what easy breezy program did they take?
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bugg
yeah, it sucks, but that's capitalism baby!
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Chris Herbert
😂
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Jeivii
I blame the Gen X/younger Boomer parents who didn’t prepare their Gen Zs with the realities of life. But yes. Good on them for challenging the norms that capitalism has wrought.
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Andrew k
Ironically, when I left graduate school and started a full time job, I was shocked at how much free time and spending money I suddenly had. “Wait, you mean I don’t have to work or study or do anything involving effort after 5? Sweet!” However, that doesn’t mean I’m not supportive of reduced or flexible hours. Working does suck sometimes.
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Lisa Wright
I remember when all the think pieces ragged on millennials like a week ago. It's all bullshit ragebait. It's all a manufactured distraction from the owning class's increasingly anti-humanity antics. Our younger peers aren't the enemy here.
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