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Burned-out millennials are quitting lucrative jobs
nypost ^ | Doree Lewak

Posted on 07/26/2018 6:17:20 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27

Sarah Solomon had a pretty sweet life. The 20-something publicist was always out at fashion events, dinners and parties — and even hung out with John Legend during Fashion Week.

“It was definitely New York glamourous — the black dress, leather pants and high heels, and an hour putting on my makeup,” says Solomon. “Anyone would think I had a really fun life, meeting cool people and celebrities.”

But she yearned for something more and resented only having two weeks of vacation a year. So, last August, she quit her seemingly great job at a plum downtown p.r. firm.

“I wanted to travel more — I didn’t want to have to ask for time off and grovel for extra days, you know?” says Solomon, now 25 and living in a rental house in Kauai, Hawaii, overlooking the beach.

Over the past 10 months, she’s scaled volcanoes in Guatemala, soaked up the waterfalls of Bali, Indonesia, and basked on glorious beaches halfway around the world. She gets by doing freelance p.r. work on the road, so long as she can get decent Wi-Fi in paradise.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: burnedout; jobs; millennials; quitting; workforce
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1 posted on 07/26/2018 6:17:20 AM PDT by ChicagoConservative27
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To: ChicagoConservative27

and she expects free healthcare and full retirement.


2 posted on 07/26/2018 6:19:18 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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living in a rental house in Kauai, Hawaii.

Freelance P.R. work does not cover that expense. Someone else is footing the bill.


3 posted on 07/26/2018 6:22:02 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

Mommy, I need more money.


4 posted on 07/26/2018 6:23:23 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Blueflag

And when she decides to have a kid, she’ll want a man with a real job to pay her bills. And if she get bored again and decides it’s time to go back to work, she’ll expect to be able to step into her old job but at the level she’d be had she never left. If her peers who stayed are VPs, she should be too.


5 posted on 07/26/2018 6:24:07 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Russians couldnt have done a better job destroying sacred American institutions than Democrats have)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Sugar baby.


6 posted on 07/26/2018 6:24:39 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I know millennials are annoying....but I like that article. I celebrate when someone can go over the wall and survive. More power to em. So long as they pay their own bills, I think it’s a good thing to leave the rat race behind every now and then....


7 posted on 07/26/2018 6:25:29 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: shelterguy

Or daddy.


8 posted on 07/26/2018 6:25:30 AM PDT by wally_bert (Just call me Angelo or babe.)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

Burnt out putting on heels and makeup............

I wonder what any WW II/Korea/Vietnam/Gulf Wars vets would think of that kind of “burn out?”

To get a job like that requires connections. To live in Hawaii and still do all that glorious travel requires the same.

Just another pampered baby. Rome v 2.0 is officially here.


9 posted on 07/26/2018 6:26:14 AM PDT by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

bookmark


10 posted on 07/26/2018 6:26:24 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: outpostinmass2
Freelance P.R. work does not cover that expense. Someone else is footing the bill.

Meet Fredonia Lance Parkwood Richards -- Freelance PR to his friends.

11 posted on 07/26/2018 6:26:49 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ("please pass the winnamins" (/Principled on 6/27/2018))
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To: ChicagoConservative27

I don’t think Millennials know what it’s like to really work. To not show up on time, but show up early. Turn your phone off and focus on the task at hand. To shoulder some extra work because it simply needs to be done. You’re not looking for praise, you’re just looking to get the job done right.

Kind of sad for them, actually. Missing out on the satisfaction of a job well done and knowing you truly earned your pay that day.


12 posted on 07/26/2018 6:27:08 AM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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To: ChicagoConservative27

A young, female Sex And The City devotee who later realized she wanted SOMETHING ELSE:

WhouddaThunkIt...?

Ever notice how you never hear about Demi Moore..?


13 posted on 07/26/2018 6:28:00 AM PDT by gaijin
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"We’re waiting for retirement at 67, and they keep bumping it up — who knows what age it will be for me — 70s? I thought it was foolish not to [leave]."

Interesting article and this guy brings up a good point. Many of these young people (I get to say that since my kids are this age) probably do see the whole social security thing spiraling out of control and no one doing anything about it. It gives a sense of helplessness to them.

I agree with many of them, go do what you want to do in life. You don't have to wait until you are old to do it!! My only fear is I think a lot of these people may be bored with a normal job and life because they have no spiritual balance and they are going off to try to find that. No one gets satisfaction out of just a job, you have to have something else. Whether its a family, community service, your church or all of the above (preferable).
14 posted on 07/26/2018 6:28:09 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ChicagoConservative27

She’s probably still making a good amount of money, to support her new lifestyle. Travel can be cheap, and it also, easily, be very much the opposite. Coupled with a beachfront rental...Gal must be swimming in it.


15 posted on 07/26/2018 6:29:23 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard ( Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: outpostinmass2

From her pic in the article, she’s got a good body with so-so face. She’ll be able to have a sugar daddy help with the bills til she’s 30.


16 posted on 07/26/2018 6:29:45 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Socialists want YOUR wealth redistributed, never THEIRS!)
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To: ChicagoConservative27

It’s all fun and games until the money runs out


17 posted on 07/26/2018 6:30:16 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: outpostinmass2

sort of depends on how good you are. the world is different nowadays.

i know a millennial who worked as a freelance photographer for 2.5 years. worked her ass off, hustling business, getting amazing product out the door, everything. at the end of the 2.5 year period, she and her husband went to Europe for six months and lived very well. trip of a lifetime, she paid for it herself.

shocking, yes. but it is doable. but you gotta be good. sometimes being outside of a corporate structure unleashes that for some people.


18 posted on 07/26/2018 6:30:58 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: outpostinmass2

Someone at Rotary the other day said that some significant percentage of Millenials, like 40%, were getting support from parents averaging $6800/yr.


19 posted on 07/26/2018 6:31:16 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: freedumb2003

LOL! Yes, many women in their 20’s have a lot of options to skip out on the Socialist master plan to double the tax base. :)


20 posted on 07/26/2018 6:31:37 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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