Skip to comments.Burned-out millennials are quitting lucrative jobs
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 didnt 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, shes 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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and she expects free healthcare and full retirement.
living in a rental house in Kauai, Hawaii.
Freelance P.R. work does not cover that expense. Someone else is footing the bill.
Mommy, I need more money.
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.
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....
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.
Meet Fredonia Lance Parkwood Richards -- Freelance PR to his friends.
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.
A young, female Sex And The City devotee who later realized she wanted SOMETHING ELSE:
Ever notice how you never hear about Demi Moore..?
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.
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.
It’s all fun and games until the money runs out
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.
Someone at Rotary the other day said that some significant percentage of Millenials, like 40%, were getting support from parents averaging $6800/yr.
LOL! Yes, many women in their 20s have a lot of options to skip out on the Socialist master plan to double the tax base. :)
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