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Several new trends with catchy names have gone viral in the wake of the pandemic that suggest people may be fed up at work. These include ‘quiet quitting’ – the idea of putting forth the least amount of work possible to keep one’s job; ‘bare minimum Mondays’ – in which employees ease into the week by focusing on wellbeing rather than work; and ‘lazy girl jobs’ – a flexible, high-paying job that requires little effort.

Of course, the Great Resignation has been a term felt deeply by companies struggling to recruit and retain employees amid a culture of burnout in the workforce during the past 3 years. A recent Forbes Advisor report on workplace trends by generation discovered relatively low overall job satisfaction across generations. Millennials were most dissatisfied, reporting job satisfaction of 4.6 on a scale of 10, and their younger counterparts in Gen Z were only slightly higher at 5.2. Baby boomers rated their job satisfaction at 5.6 and Gen X were the happiest at work, rating their job satisfaction at 6.6 out of 10.

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