I need a stiff drink:
But these women understand the protestors’ frustration and unhappiness over the fact that their lives aren’t supposed to turn out this way. This is why a growing number of young professional women who seem to “have it all” are burning out at work before they reach 30.
These early career flameouts are reflected through the corporate ladder. Today, 53 percent of corporate entry-level jobs are held by women, a percentage that drops to 37 percent for mid-management roles and 26 percent 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 reason that women are burning out early in their careers is that they have simply reached their breaking point after spending their childhoods developing well-rounded resumes. “These women worked like crazy in school and in college, and then they get into the workforce and they are exhausted,” says Melanie Shreffler of the youth marketing blog Ypulse.
– “Why some women are burning out at work by 30″
By Larissa Faw (Forbes/MSNBC)
I’ve said my piece about today’s spoiled rotten bratty generation here, raged against their insipid college experiencehere, hit their lack of work ethic
here, slammed their OWS here, here,, more on the “education” in their colleges here, and lastly, my rant on the “mommy track”.
School, from preschool to high school graduation, was designed to vomit teens into the world. Thanks to standardized testing and the No Child Left Behind Act, failing grades take away from the budgets of local schools. They have every reason to shove bodies around and claim they are “educated.”
By 2011 we all know that faculties are overwhelmingly liberal. That in and of itself would not be so alarming if they were not activist as well. By that I mean academics are not just interested in identifying supposed past American sins, but also in turning disinterested instruction into political advocacy, especially along race, class, and gender lines. Rosie the Riveter, the Japanese internment, and Hiroshima all deserve study, but they are not the sum total of World War II. Today’s average undergraduate may know that African-Americans were not integrated into American units during World War II, but they have no clue what the Battle of the Bulge, a B-29, or Iwo Jima were. They may insist that global warming is real and man-caused, but would have trouble explaining what exactly carbon is.
So young women whine and moan that work is like, work. And employers what them to dress like workers, work long hours and work hard for the money.
And they complain of burnout….