Lazy Girl Jobs

Lazy girl jobs are jobs that are undemanding but well paid, with little personal passion involved.

Lazy Girl Jobs
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Lazy girl jobs

Lazy girl jobs are jobs that are undemanding but well paid, with little personal passion involved. They are mostly office jobs that involve people on computers, sending a few emails, and taking home a comfortable salary. The term and the concept are aspirational and appealing to gen Z, who are disillusioned with hustle culture and burnout. They want to enjoy life and find meaning outside of work, instead of building a career or climbing the corporate ladder. This attitude is reflected in wider pop culture. Current TV series tend to focus on interpersonal dynamics rather than featuring high-flying, stressed yet sexy women. Lazy girl jobs are not within reach of many people, who face discrimination, recruitment bias, or accessibility issues. But they are a move away from our careers having to be our entire identity. Maybe we are moving closer to a world where we ask people, “So, what do you do outside of work?” instead of “So, what do you do?”.

Lazy girl jobs: Jobs that are undemanding but well paid, with little personal passion involved.
Undemanding: Requiring little effort or skill.
Personal passion: A strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something.
Office jobs: Jobs that are performed in an office environment.
Gen Z: The generation born between 1997 and 2012.
Hustle culture: The societal pressure to work excessively hard and prioritize work above all else.
Burnout: A state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress.
Interpersonal dynamics: The way people interact and communicate with each other.
High-flying: Ambitious and successful.
Discrimination: The unjust treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
Recruitment bias: Unfairness in the hiring process that results in the exclusion of certain groups of people.
Accessibility issues: Barriers that prevent people with disabilities from accessing certain opportunities or services.
Identity: The characteristics that define a person or group.
Career: An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress.
Corporate ladder: A metaphor for the hierarchical structure of a corporation or organization.

Further Reading

Gen Z want to work ‘lazy girl jobs’. Who can blame them? | Daisy Jones
Young women are eschewing hustle culture to focus on life outside of work. Perhaps they are beating capitalism at its own game, says author and editor Daisy Jones
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