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Erin Lowry

Young People Lying Flat Has Been a Long Time Coming

There are many reasons millennials might be opting out of intense careers — and burnout is an important one.

Burnout is real.

Burnout is real.

Photographer: Carl Court/AFP

Millennials. They’re back at it again with their whining and laziness. This time, they’re daring to quit their jobs due to burnout. Don’t they understand the financial ramifications of quitting or “lying flat,” even for a brief stint? Aren’t they rather young to be burned out? 

OK, boomer.