Young woman reveals the extraordinary reason Gen Zs don’t want to work: ‘Old people need to check their priorities’
- Demi Korsoris revealed why she does not believe in traditional careers
- Millennials and Gen Z is prioritising their personal lives over work
Gen Zs and millennials don’t want to work because their too busy living their lives – according to one young woman who claims older generations are the ones who don’t have their priorities straight.
Demi Kotsoris claims older people have to go through a ‘life changing’ event before they are willing to put themselves first.
While youngsters are simply ‘learning from their mistakes’.
Demi is ‘tired’ of older generations berating young people for their lacklustre work ethic.
‘Older generations are so confused about why we don’t want to work hard anymore or prioritise our careers,’ she said in a video.
Demi Kotsoris [pictured] is a millennial who is ‘tired’ of older generations berating young people for their lacklustre work ethic
‘We know how short life is now – and it didn’t have to come from a life changing event,’ she said.
Demi recalled several conversations she’d had with older people who have experienced sudden loss and grief.
‘There’s always a reason for them to live life to the fullest and prioritise themselves,’ Demi said.
‘But my generation doesn’t need that anymore – we’ve seen it happen to other people, and we’re starting to choose different priorities from the start.’
‘Now, we have access to information and suffered through a pandemic – we view life differently than we ever have before.’
Even having a workplace that is purpose driven and has great values is also not enough to sway her.
‘We still want to travel and do other stuff with our life,’ she said.
But Demi admitted she is even confused by the concept.
‘It’s also confusing for us because we’ve got all this privilege and the work we’re doing is great – but we’re still depressed, hate our lives, and do not want to work.’
The millennial attributed those feelings to not placing the same value on work that generations before had drilled into them.
‘The access to information has made us smarter,’ she concluded.
Many agreed with Demi’s reasoning and shared thoughts of their own.
‘Work was a completely different deal for boomers,’ a woman said. ‘It went like: Buy a cheap house, you’ll get easy promotions, respect at work, and a golden handshake at 55.’
‘Some of my coworkers get mad because I work part time,’ a man revealed. ‘I tell them spend time with their family and live life – the company will find another worker once you retire anyway.’
A third added: ‘People were never meant to work like our parents did. I love purposeful work but consistent breaks avoid burnout.’
A woman finally spilled the beans on why millennials and Gen Z workers ‘refuse’ to work and are content with doing the bare minimum at their jobs
Some older people wish they had spent more of their youth making memories.
‘I think it’s great to focus on your lives – I regret wasting so much time working, I just lost my husband and he was only 51. Life is to short,’ a widow said.
‘Work doesn’t bring you that much,’ a man said. ‘I was forced to retire after 40 years of 60-hour weeks because a machine can do my job now. Spend time with your loved ones instead.’
But others were still focused on old fashioned ideals of work.
‘Millennials won’t work hard but will be the first ones to complain how they cannot afford to buy a house,’ a man said spitefully.
‘All young people know is how to complain. You should get real jobs instead of spending your time on TikTok.’