Title: Millennial burnout: building resilience is no answer – we need to overhaul how we work


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by Rajvinder Samra

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Millennial burnout: building resilience is no answer – we need to overhaul how we work

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In a popular BuzzFeed article, Anne Helen Petersen describes how millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) became “the burnout generation”. She describes some of the stark consequences of edging towards burnout and identifies what she calls “errand paralysis”, marked by a struggle to do even simple or mundane tasks. Many of the factors contributing to this burnout are rooted in the challenging job and economic conditions that millennials face, according to Petersen. She also describes “intensive parenting” as a contributing factor, because millennials have been relentlessly trained and prepared for the workplace by their parents. They have internalised the idea that they need to be working all the time or engaging in the never-ending pursuit of self-optimisation.

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2019-09-30 13:11:28

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2019-10-01 14:04:42

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