Feeling more burned out than usual these days? You’re not alone.
Fast Company reported earlier this week that as the Great Resignation rages on Millennial workers in particular are feeling the burn:
In 2022, most Millennials are in the peak of their careers, having amassed decision-making power in management and senior leadership roles. But as a result, when resources at work are strained, Millennials are shouldering much of the responsibility to ensure the organization meets its business objectives. In fact, since the start of the Great Resignation, 83% of Millennials globally have had to take on up to six new tasks outside of their job descriptions due to their coworkers resigning.
The Great Resignation is causing mass burnout amongst employees who are sticking it out, and until organizations find the right balance, exhaustion and exits will persist.
Let’s add that not only are those who left behind having to do more work, they’re also making less money than their former colleagues who quit and found new employment.
A few more bullet points from the FC piece:
- 60% of Millennials feel workplace burnout has increased since the Great Resignation
- 73% of Millennials feel that the majority of their day is eaten up by doing monotonous tasks that could be automated
- the Great Resignation has caused women to feel even more negative impacts at work
- over half of employees work more hours remotely than they did in the office and rising workloads and mounting pressures have made it more difficult to fully “unplug”
- people do not derive joy or a sense of value from performing the same tasks, over and over again, that take up the majority of their time each week and stymie their creativity
Oh wait, that last one wasn’t a survey figure, just sort of an observation. Well they’re not wrong.