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Millennial Women Over Working Before Flaming Out

Help me cut through these statistics without stereotyping an entire generation of young adults please, dear readers.

Today, 53% of corporate entry-level jobs are held by women, a percentage that drops to 37% for mid-management roles and 26% for vice presidents and senior managers, according to McKinsey research. Men are twice as likely as women to advance at each career transition stage.

One rationale is that men are more likely than women to do things that help their personal wellbeing at work, thus negating burnout, according to the Captivate Network. Men are 25% more likely to take breaks throughout the day for personal activities, 7% more likely to take a walk, 5% more likely to go out to lunch, and 35% more likely to take breaks “just to relax.”

For the full article, see Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out By 30 over at ForbesWoman - an old article in internet years (2011) but a timely one for all women of every generation watching the appalling statistics on the number of women falling into poverty in their elder years, post-divorce, and over-40.

One of the many commnters said she'd never worked before she graduated from law school and it came as a shock that she'd have to work all day every day.

I'm assuming this is either a boomer comment wearing millennial clothing to mock Gen-Y or . . . . . . I can't account for it anymore than I can the "expert" who said millennials are going from the "frying pan to the kettle." (Allow me to introduce you to the stove-top so that the metaphor of going from the frying pan into the fire makes sense).

My takeaway from this article is the continued propensity of Gen-Y women to work longer and harder than their male peers before they feel entitled to the same reward. The solution to that problem resides within us, ladies. We do not need to break the back of the patriarchy or rush to the ramparts to solve it.

All you have to do to earn your true market value is to follow us at She Negotiates and read Lisa Gates' Tuesday Muse once a week. Career rocket-fuel in one tiny weekly blast.

And, oh yes, follow our new column at The Daily Muse. This week we'll got a great little script for you to follow when asking for a raise after your employer low-balls you.

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Teresa Garcia-Bovenmyer - July 25, 2013 5:58 PM

This is so true. I find that I rarely take my breaks while at work, or relax. I am out earned by younger men who are poor performers. Thanks for the article.

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