Economics/Class Relations

Gen Z’s workplace revolt

Nicholas Carlson November 3, 2022

 

Hello, Insiders. Where’d you sleep last night? Wherever it was, it was probably more comfortable than where Twitter staffer Esther Crawford slept the other night — on the floor in a sleeping bag in a conference room. She says she and her team were “pushing round the clock” to meet Twitter’s new deadlines.

I’d never do that. But Esther says she’s cool with it. She tweeted: “I love my family and I’m grateful they understand that there are times where I need to go into overdrive to grind and push in order to deliver.” What about you? Would you ever intentionally #SleepWhereYouWork? Let us know at insidertoday@insider.com.

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Gen Z is refusing to put up with the toxic work culture that Boomers created.

 

There are so many articles out there about Gen Z’s alleged distaste for workplace “norms” — but young workers aren’t entitled, lazy, or even looking to slack off. Instead, they’re choosing to reject practices that previous generations were forced to accept.

 

Gen Zers are less likely to go along with long hours, overbearing bosses, or a lack of boundaries at work. And many have opted to create change from within their workplaces, whether through activism or unionizing.

 

“I think my generation is finally starting to realize that it doesn’t matter if you’re in the food industry, retail, construction, healthcare, etc., we all deserve to have healthier working conditions,” Laila Dalton, a 20-year-old college student and former Starbucks worker, told writer Kim Kelly.

 

Here’s how Gen Z is revolutionizing the workplace.

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