The divide between generations has always been present, so when this young lady’s dramatic social media rant went viral, reactions were split along age, gender, and work ethic lines.
Her main beef is that a 9 to 5 job and the commute that comes with it leaves little time for self-care or a social life.
In the interest of a fair debate, it is commonly argued that European countries have happier lives because of a “work-life” balance which is a foreign concept to most hard-working Americans.
The young woman was mocked by some and supported by others. Share your opinion in the comments. We’d love to know your thoughts!
Gen Z girl finds out what a real job is like
— 🌈 Tess T. Eccles-Brown, PhD (@TTEcclesBrown) October 25, 2023
Here’s how the monologue went:
“I know I’m probably just being so dramatic and annoying, but this is my first job, my 1st 9 to 5 job after college and I am in person and I’m commuting in the city and it takes me fucking forever to get there. There’s no way I’m going to be able to afford living in the city right now. So that’s off the table like fucking duh if I was able to walk to work and it would be fine.
But I’m not.
So it literally takes me like I leave here like I get on the train at 7 30 I don’t get home till like 6 15 earliest and then like, I don’t have time to do anything.I don’t, I want to shower, eat my dinner and go to sleep. I don’t have time or energy to cook my dinner either. Like I don’t have energy to work out like that’s out the window like I’m so upset.
Oh my God, nothing to do with my job at all. But just like the 9 to 5 schedule in general is crazy being in the office 9 to 5.
If it was remote, you get off at five and you’re home and everything’s fine, but I’m not home.It takes me long to get home and, like, like, people that drive to the office, like, it doesn’t, you don’t get off at five and I know it could be worse.
I know I could be working longer but, like, I literally get off. It’s pitch black. Like, I don’t have energy.
How do you have friends? Like, how do you have time to, like, meet like a guy? I don’t know.
Like, how do you have time for, like, dating? Like, I don’t have time for anything and I’m like, so stressed out and I’m also getting my period.
So that’s why I’m all emotional.
But like, am I so dramatic?
Arguments were made on both sides. Here’s a taste:
Nothing wrong with feeling overwhelmed when learning that being a responsible adult isn’t all sunshine and unicorns.
Like, at least she’s working?
Shit, I cried when I realized adulting is hard. Still do sometimes. It’s not a bad thing
— lezbrah (@lezbrahh) October 25, 2023
Just saying she is pointing out a broken system that we all KNOW is broken but somehow doesnt change. She is not incorrect. Honestly we have all been there.
— PauseNPlay (@PauseNPlayOG) October 25, 2023
“She’s not wrong, but wait until she has to do a job that’s not 9-5 in a nice air-conditioned office with snacks.”
“She is so real for this. It’s crazy for both men and women, not just gen Z girls, just because boomers and millennials normalised the corporate lifestyle and sucummed to it doesn’t mean it doesn’t sucks.”