By Cloey Callahan  •  November 9, 2023  •  2 min read  •

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The times of working for one employer for the bulk of your existence are long long gone.

Our relationship with work has slowly evolved over time. Millennials – of us extinct between 27 and 42 years inclined – were the first know-how to normalize staying at one employer for a shorter timeframe. In 2022, 22% of workers extinct over 20 years inclined spent a yr or less at their jobs – the very ideal share with a tenure that quick since 2006, per records from the Employee Succor Compare Institute. About 33% spent two years or less of their jobs over the equivalent length.

But Gen Z takes it a step additional: they aren’t even dedicated to a single employer at one time.

In accordance to learn from marketing records and analytics firm Kantar, 40% of Gen Zers represent having two or extra jobs. That’s a figure that potential that “quiet quitting” is no longer any extra than the must accrued be at their subsequent job on time.

In episode four of season two of The Return, we consult with two Gen Zers who own reverse beliefs concerning job loyalty. Kyle Lawerence stayed at his first job within the finance enterprise for 14 months, even though he didn’t revel in it on sage of he turned into as soon as fully distant and it turned into as soon as laborious to abolish connections. Julie, who most neatly-most usual to no longer part her final name, on the other hand, is juggling four to 5 jobs at any given time – her 9 to 5 and other gigs, savor barista, cater waiter, and events coordinator.

Rikki Goldenberg, a profession and leadership coach, breaks it down for us on this episode. How does a Gen Zer abolish the choice to quiet stop? And how does that flip into proper quitting?

Across eight episodes, season two of The Return lifts the lid on what motivates and evokes the youngest know-how of workers, and the plot they’re no longer as work-insecure as they’re on the total depicted.

Season two of The Return is hosted by Cloey Callahan, a Gen Zer and senior reporter at Digiday Media’s WorkLife, and produced by Digiday Media’s audio producer Sara Patterson. Subscribe to the WorkLife podcast now on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you salvage your podcasts.

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