Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons
Cases of burnout have been increasing at an alarming rate in recent years among millennials and Gen Zers. Itâ€™s a growing problem in todayâ€™s workplace because of trends like rising workloads, limited staff and resources and long hours.
Itâ€™s no surprise, then, that a recent study by Mind Share Partners, Qualtrics and SAP reveals that half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left a job for mental health reasons.
The study, which looked at mental-health challenges and stigmas in the U.S. workplace, polled 1,500 respondents ages 16 and older working full-time. Another recent study, by the American Psychological Association, found the percentage of young adults experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has increased significantly in the past decade. In particular, the percentage of people dealing with suicidal thoughts increased 47 percent from 2008 to 2017....
Natalie wrote: No mention of the elephant in the room i.e. parental divorce.It means that young people enter adult life less resilient and less confident, and with their emotional batteries only half-charged. This plays out over a lifetime. Most people don't want to hear this sombre truth but if you want your kids to do well make it your job to have a strong marriage, even when your kids are grown up. It gives them a strong base for life and means they can possibly present their own children with intact grandparents down the line. Not a bad outcome...
Thanks for your comment; this is a good point. Divorce--period--is often the elephant in the room.
Good point, 'Carl' but not to worry, the Chinese and Indians are producing children smarter and more able to work than the ones here. Soon you might find them being the bosses of the native youth here. Like they say, 'a man without a plan will always be the servant of the man with a plan.' Dave Ramsey boasts of 'changing a family tree forever' when he helps families get out of debt, paying off even their mortgages. But I think this can be dangerous because it just allows the children to be so sensitive to any workplace condition that they will quit at their first insult and move home. Their parents who have worked hard to pay off the mortgage, will have no good reason to keep them away. In other words, I don't see how, just because you paid off all your debts, that your kids will do the same.
This generation seems to be having lots of problems with all aspects of authority and leadership. The fact that they are leaving their jobs shows problems with responsibility and perhaps domineering managers.
Treating people with less respect simply because of their perceived lower status has always been a problem in industrial society. Today it is becoming worse. 'Respect' itself is declining in the community.
GOD will not bless a generation which deny's Him. Judges 2:10 And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel." 15 Whithersoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil,"
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:"
Rom 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith."
Perhaps they have a low tolerance for pain, or a high level of awareness of the ways a job can affect you. Compare them to the workers in the 1950s who just had to put up with whatever the job required, because the long term benefit--a pension, and having $$ to buy a house for your family--was more important. You might even do a 'cultural history' of sermon topics and find many that extolled the benefits of sticking with a job, no matter how bad it is (think of 'cross you have to bear'). Also, when you know you can always go back to live with the parents, as a large percentage of these youths do, it makes it easier to complain about the job.
No mention of the elephant in the room i.e. parental divorce.It means that young people enter adult life less resilient and less confident, and with their emotional batteries only half-charged. This plays out over a lifetime. Most people don't want to hear this sombre truth but if you want your kids to do well make it your job to have a strong marriage, even when your kids are grown up. It gives them a strong base for life and means they can possibly present their own children with intact grandparents down the line. Not a bad outcome...