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It seems like we’re all tired of working. There was the Great Resignation of 2021, which was quickly followed by quiet quitting the following year… for those of us who still had jobs, that is. The latest update in this rebellion against hustle culture? Lazy Girl Jobs.
In a now-viral video, a user by the handle of @raeandzeebo gave TikTok a glimpse into her lazy girl job. She’s seen working alone in a quiet office cubicle, and her text overlay talked about how all she does is “copy and paste the same emails, take three to four calls a day, take [an] extra long break, take more breaks and get a nice salary”.
The video clearly resonated. It has garnered 1.5m likes and counting, with users commenting on how they want the same for themselves and wondering what these Lazy Girl Jobs are. Even Microsoft’s TikTok account got in on the action – it left a comment saying “loving this for you”.