‘Lazy Girl Jobs’ Trend: What Employers Need to Know

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“Lazy Girl Jobs” may seem like just another Gen Z TikTok trend to make fun of, but it’s more than another way to say “quiet quitting.”

The trend indicates that remote workers can do certain jobs to cover their living costs with as little work as possible. The goal is to put personal satisfaction ahead of career goals.

The “Lazy Girl” phenomenon became popular recently as another example of “quiet quitting,” a term that has become very common since the mass shift of online work and the Great Resignation after the pandemic.

These ‘Lazy Girl Jobs’ pay “decently,” are mostly administrative and not technical, and, most importantly, have open, all-remote hours. Examples of “Lazy Girl Jobs” are customer service and account managers.

Here are important details about ‘Lazy Girl Jobs’ trend that employers should know:

1. “Lazy Girl” and work from home or hybrid work.

The “Lazy Girl” trend sheds light on remote and hybrid work.

Historically, organized, strong groups have had strong cultures, and people have felt like they were a part of that; they identify with it. And now that more people are working from home, it’s harder to feel like they belong to the company.

Leaders in an organization should be very worried about how much people identify with the organization.

'Lazy Girl Jobs' Trend: What Employers Need to Know

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2. Gen Z wants to make friends at work.

Research has shown that Gen Z isn’t ready for the workforce because they grew up during lockdowns and global unrest and want to be connected to their jobs. A 2023 survey by Joblist found that 57% of Gen Z is interested in in-person work, which is more than the average of 44%. 

Most people who have started working in the last two years want to connect more. They want to meet people and talk to them.

They aren’t making business connections the way they wanted to. Because they spend so much time at home in front of a computer, they don’t learn as much from their peers and older people as they had hoped. They also don’t understand what the organization is about.

3. Include Gen Z in your company’s goals

The best way to connect with remote workers, especially socially aware Gen Z workers, is to involve each of them in the company’s bigger goals. Make a clear link between their work and what the company is doing to help the world.  

As humans, we tend to feel a stronger sense of belonging and connection when interacting with other people and when there are signs of culture and something we’re a part of.

It’s hard for people to stay connected when they’re far away and only doing their small part of the job. They don’t know why this is important, what it contributes to, or how it’s meaningful. Leaders at all levels can explain what the group tries to do and how the work fits into that.

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Anisa is a writer who focuses on career and lifestyle topics in an effort to motivate both job searchers and employers towards greater fulfillment in their professional lives.

Reach me at anisa@jobstore.com.

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