The Boston Globe

Boston Globe Calls Millennials Out on Work Martyrdom

As the first generation to come of age during the rise of technology, Millennials have been proven to exhibit the worst workaholic behaviors. Katie Johnson shows how this demographic is leading the rise of American work martyrs: 

The millennial generation, the first to grow up with smartphones in their hands, is often stereotyped as lazy and entitled. But workplace experts say workaholics are common among 19-to-35-year-olds, perhaps more so than among older members of Generation X and baby boomers. In one online study, more than 4 in 10 millennials consider themselves “work martyrs” — dedicated, indispensable, and racked with guilt if they take time off. What’s more, nearly half of millennials want to be seen that way, according to the survey of 5,600 workers by Project: Time Off, a Washington, D.C., coalition that promotes vacation time.