Millennial Women Over Working Before Flaming Out
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.