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[–] [email protected] 215 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (2 children)

Millennials are wasting a 1/3 of their day in laying in bed. We spoke to industry experts about how this generation habit is impacting productivity.

[–] [email protected] 81 points 4 weeks ago

Nightly quit-hibernation is time theft from your employer.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

They’re killing the furniture industry! Their habit for laying in bed is reducing the demand for things like dining room chairs, recliners, couches, and sofas.

[–] [email protected] 19 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Don't forget the most comfortable of all furniture; the cheapest office chair your boss could buy in volume!

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[–] [email protected] 135 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

Millennials attempting to kill the food industry by buying less of it. Economists baffled.

[–] [email protected] 28 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Your comment reminds me of that time The Wall Street Journal unironically told people to save money by skipping breakfast.

[–] [email protected] 20 points 4 weeks ago

Sigh I grew up poor. Only got food at dinner. My family didn't qualify for free school lunch. Learned not to eat as often. Was a change when my SO wanted 3 whole meals a day.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

They're already blaming Millennials for killing the real estate industry by not buying enough houses.

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[–] [email protected] 120 points 4 weeks ago (4 children)

Millennials "quiet breathing" oxygen in the company-owned building.

[–] [email protected] 40 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

This is why I would never emigrate to Mars, because the corpo-tyranny would charge for air.

[–] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

After the ecological collapse, Earth will be like this too

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (4 children)

If we follow the logic of “doing your job” = “quiet quitting” then you need to call it “quiet suffocating”.

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[–] [email protected] 115 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

if quiet quitting is "doing your job", then wouldn't having a normal lunch break be "quiet starving"?

I write this as I am quietly constipated.

I'm kidding, this is the loudest shit I've had in weeks. The acoustics in here are fantastic.

[–] [email protected] 23 points 4 weeks ago (4 children)

And you didn't record it for us?!

[–] [email protected] 13 points 4 weeks ago

Just another in ASeriesOfPoorChoices

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[–] [email protected] 77 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

"Experts warn: Getting a living wage is bad for the economy"

Yes, the same "experts" that crashed the economy through fraud in 2008.

[–] [email protected] 21 points 3 weeks ago* (last edited 3 weeks ago)

I'll never get over the fact that the people ruining the world economy, pushing millions/billions into poverty and thus being indrectly responsible for health issues and even deaths of countless people, got severance payments of 100+ million dollars...

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[–] [email protected] 71 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

Millennials being blamed/credited for an incredibly short lunch break is amazing.

[–] [email protected] 40 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

It's to make any millenials that read it think that their own 60 minute lunch break is too long

[–] [email protected] 18 points 4 weeks ago

And then there's me, just barely Z, office job, heading for lunch at 12 with my boss, his boss and some other colleagues, chatting about whatever (not work), eventually getting up to head back to work around 1250 because some of us have meetings at 13. My boss asks me if I want to grab a cup of coffee with him, we end up sitting in the break room for another half hour, eventually turning to work topics too.

On my timesheet, I write lunch 1200-1230 for the legal minimum 30 min break. My boss signs it. Nobody bats an eye.

Sure, I'm incredibly lucky, but I'd wager being in a unionised company in a country with fairly strong union protections (Germany) does some work too. If my boss started being a stickler for rules, I'd be talking to my union rep, and that just doesn't end well.

They're scared enough of the union that, when a round of negotiations failed to achieve the result they were hoping for and the union put out notice (as in, flyers in the break rooms) that they're considering the threat of strikes, the CEO immediately announced raises retroactively effective for the whole month, "as a show of goodwill".
Previous negotiations have also resulted in flat one-off payments even for working students. A 500€ tax-free bonus might not sound like a lot if you're making 4k+ net, but for me it was half a month of wages.
Also, I have 30 days of paid time off, on top of bank holidays and unlimited sick leave (provided I submit a doctor's note on the third consecutive day). One coworker was sick for over half a year.

Unions work.

[–] [email protected] 17 points 4 weeks ago (4 children)

People actually get 60 minute lunch breaks? Is that with two 15 minute paid breaks too?

[–] [email protected] 15 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

My past three jobs (spanning the last 15 years) have had 60 minute paid lunches, but no official 15 minute breaks.

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[–] [email protected] 49 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

All these online outlets are ragebait trash. The fact that they paywall is the cherry on top

[–] [email protected] 14 points 4 weeks ago

They are also carrying water for the billionaire class.

[–] [email protected] 41 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

Quiet nourishing costs 30 billion a year in lost productivity. Shame, millennials

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[–] [email protected] 40 points 4 weeks ago (19 children)

I'm Gen X and you bet your sweet bippy I quiet nourish, usually ending up eating my lunch at 10 am. And nobody could do anything to me about it because I'm in a union. I'll suck every morsel of fun or comfort out of my workday I can. Hell I might just take this new job I interviewed for which is from home and take up crochet. There's not a thing they can do. Unions are great.

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[–] [email protected] 38 points 4 weeks ago* (last edited 4 weeks ago) (2 children)

Unions here require you to take 30 minute lunch breaks plus a 15 minute break between that and end of shift (for the regular 8 hour shifts)

[–] [email protected] 47 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

France here: 45 min lunch break minimum legally, but it's usually 1h30 (or 2h).

[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

Finland here. Legally it's supposed to be at least 30 if not 45 min, and we've laws about overtime and what have you but I never got them in a single place of work and somehow the bosses just kept getting away with it.

Even somewhat large companies.

I have never worked a job in my life that I was actually afforded the protections and rights that the law required. Some I left, some just wouldn't change.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 4 weeks ago (2 children)

I have never had that long of a break, even in grade school my lunch was 15-20min including standing in line to and from the cafeteria

[–] [email protected] 10 points 4 weeks ago (3 children)

some days the line moved too slow so you just didnt get to eat. also you may have lunch debt so you get your food taken away and given a cheese sandwich

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[–] [email protected] 9 points 4 weeks ago (5 children)

How the hell, what was you served that you could both queue and eat in under 20 minutes? I remember that awkward planning one year in school when we had something like 35 minutes and everyone was raging about it, teachers includec, we just didn't had the time to queue, eat, get our books and be at class in time.

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[–] [email protected] 35 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

Also, do you really NEED sleep?

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[–] [email protected] 31 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

What about "quiet shitting"?

[–] [email protected] 30 points 3 weeks ago (2 children)

No. Assert yourself at work.

[–] [email protected] 12 points 3 weeks ago

The most important thing is to always maintain eye contact!

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[–] [email protected] 14 points 3 weeks ago (1 children)

I’m a big fan of “quiet walking my dog during a meeting where I don’t need to talk”

Note: This only applies to remote work

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[–] [email protected] 13 points 4 weeks ago (1 children)

I take a whole hou- oh wait I'm unemployed

[–] [email protected] 16 points 4 weeks ago

How do you put up with the constant sexual harassment from your boss?

[–] [email protected] 9 points 4 weeks ago

God forbid we have lifes.

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