For several years now, millennials and Gen Z in particular have steered conversation around work and careers towards a focus on balance, pushing back on the non-stop work mentality that experts agree was heavily promoted to this generation of workers.
In a popular 2019 essay for BuzzFeed, Anne Helen Peterson even called millennials “the burnout generation,” speaking to several friends and sources about how the pressure to overwork themselves left people sitting out regular, everyday tasks.
Take it from me, a person who is healing gradually from being burnt out, this is a trash opinion. Take your weekend… https://t.co/dqHY96f3ds
On Monday - ironically, after a weekend off - Kong responded to that backlash, writing “I’ve worked countless weekends since I started my career 10+ years ago. Just like every other poor immigrant kid who has become successful in tech.”
Work all the time and quickly see how no one gives a shit. https://t.co/xSgmAx9OBO