Women are seeking ‘lazy girl jobs’ because they’re experiencing burnout at higher rates than men, new Gallup survey finds – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Women are seeking ‘lazy girl jobs’ because they’re experiencing burnout at higher rates than men, new Gallup survey finds

A new Gallup survey found that 69% of women said work-life balance is a top reason for taking their next job.

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A new Gallup survey found that 33% of women are burnt out this year, compared to 25% of men. This impacts what they look for in their next role include greater work-life balance and stability.The “lazy girl job” trend is a reflection of how exhausted and burnt out women are at work. 

Women who are seeking “lazy girl jobs” have been unfairly characterized as people who are trying to get out of doing hard work, but really they’re just trying to escape burnout in jobs they’re ill-suited for. 

Gallup released a new study in October looking at what women and men really want out of their jobs. The study showed the results of two online polls from 2022 and 2023 that surveyed over 18,000 respondents each over the age of 18 who were working part time or full time in the US. 

It found that a third of women reported being burnt out in 2023 compared to 25% of men and this had an impact on what they’re looking for from their next job. At least 69% of women said work-life balance and personal wellbeing was a top reason for taking their next job, whilst 58% of men said the same. 

Some 58% of women also cited greater stability and job security as a key reason for taking their next job and 62% said that it “allows me to do what I do best.” 

59% of men and women said they would take a job because it significantly increases their income or benefits package. 

These findings indicate that women are overall looking for a work environment where they can set boundaries around how they work whilst continuing to thrive and enjoy what they do. 

The so-called “lazy girl” job trend went viral on TikTok this year and accumulated over 35 million views on the platform. It was first popularized by TikToker Gabrielle Judge who encourages women to seek low stress, highly paid jobs so they can prioritize their personal life and wellbeing over work. 

“I want people to understand that they have autonomy in their work,” Judge told Insider previously. “I want people to understand that they deserve flexibility and remote working if they choose to do that.”

Judge additionally told Insider: “I really want people to understand our time is so valuable and should be focused on efforts that are most aligned with their individual priorities, not a company.” 

The trend is more than just a call to find jobs where you can do the least possible work. For a lot of women a lazy girl job aligns with their goals and purpose, whilst also enabling them to achieve some much-needed work-life balance.

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