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"burn that system down"
Good morning! Did you know that more parents than ever are moving in with their millennial (and, soon, Gen Z?) children and that China’s working youth are as disillusioned as America’s? Today we’re talking about that and more…
NEW FAME, AGE-OLD EXPLOITATION, nyt
TikTok virality happens quickly, and the nouveau-famous often find themselves grasping to make sense of the brand deals falling into their laps. Unfortunately, grifters posing as business managers abound.
…While stories of agencies swooping in to sign young, often inexperienced talents are familiar — the music industry, for one, is littered with contract-related lawsuits — the newness of TikTok and the opacity of the influencer economy make people particularly susceptible.
CHINA'S MILLENNIAL MANAGERS ARE CONFRONTING A PISSED-OFF WAVE OF GEN-Z STAFF OUT TO 'RECTIFY' THE WORKPLACE, insider (w/o paywall)
Complaints from China's Gen Z-ers have crystallized under a hashtag on the social network Weibo, which when translated to English means: "The post-2000s generation is rectifying the workplace." The hashtag, which has been viewed more than 14.8 million times, “describes a schism between two generations of Chinese people — millennials resigned to a life of long hours and inadequate pay, and Gen Z-ers who want to burn that system down.” Hmm, sounds familiar…
GEN Z WOMEN ENTERING THE WORKFORCE HAVE LOW PAY EXPECTATIONS, SHOWING LITTLE HAS CHANGED SINCE THE BOOMER GENERATION, fortune (w/o paywall)
Women fall behind on compensation even before their first professional job, according to a new report from Handshake. On average, the class of 2023 reported they consider $82,000 a high, achievable starting salary — but Gen Z women expect a $6,000 lower average salary compared to men.
MORE PARENTS ARE MOVING IN WITH ADULT CHILDREN—AT YOUNGER AGES, wsj
Last year, Darin Freeman, a 30-year-old who makes a living promoting home appliances, clothes, and makeup on social media, bought a 3,300-square-foot home in Tampa, Fla., with her husband. The couple spent a year trying to convince her dad, Daniel Kane, and his wife and stepdaughter to move in with them and their two children.
KLARNA WINS OVER THE US, techcrunch
The U.S. is now Swedish BNPL giant Klarna’s biggest market by revenue, surpassing Germany. Klarna — which some millennials and Gen Zers are more or less addicted to — saw a 71% year-over-year increase in gross merchandise value in the U.S. last year compared to 2021.
LISTENING IN ON LINE AT GLOSSIER, curbed
”Last night was the first night I did laundry in like two weeks, and since I did my sheets I kind of wanted to stay in. What are you up to this weekend?”
One last thought: