'I'm Not Made For This': Gen Zer Breaks Down Sobbing Over 40-Hour Work Week

Brittany M. Hughes | February 1, 2024
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Another Gen Zer has voluntarily filmed themselves utterly breaking down on camera and plastered it all over the internet complaining about how the 40-hour work week is just too demanding.

“Why is it that I have to work 40 hours a week just to have a place to live?” the young woman begins her diatribe, already in tears.

She goes on to say that while she only makes about $2,000 a month, her rent for her two-bedroom apartment - which she presumably lives in alone, given her financial problems - is $1,650.

Oh, but it’s not just the money struggles that’ve got her down. This woman is also upset to the point of sobbing that she comes home from work tired, and doesn’t have a lot of time in the evenings to “enjoy” her life.

“Just working makes me so exhausted that I don’t have time, either,” she complains. “Like, I get off work at 5:30, come home and I am just so tired that like, anything that I need to do outside of work I just like, push off to the weekend. I’m like, ‘I’m just too tired after work, I’ll wait until Saturday.’”

She goes on to say she’d rather be “poor and miserable” if it means not having to work full-time (not, apparently, realizing that’s actually an option, if she wants to take it).

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Unfortunately, this young woman isn’t the only one posting clips of themselves having near-panic attacks over having to work to make ends meet. Another young woman went viral last year after sobbing to her social media following over how exhausting her city job and long commute leaves her in the evening. Another woman posted a video asking viewers to financially support her music career "to help me, you know, one step in the process of me literally not dying” from working a full-time job.

Perhaps these ladies should talk to some physicians who work 70 hours a week. Or single moms who pull full-time shifts and then come home to laundry, housework, bills, and parenting. Maybe they can sit down with some long-haul truckers who probably think a 40-hour-a-week job sounds like a vacation, or to the millions of people who have to pull two jobs just to get by and who do it without melting down on TikTok.

It’s called life, honey. Move out of the city. Maybe get a roommate.

And a helmet, while you’re at it.

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