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Ever heard of a #lazygirljob? It may not be a great as it seems

Jul 28, 2023, 8:30 PM

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A new trend is making its way around social media, the TikTok trend #lazygirljob. What is it? Will it make you happy? (Canva)

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SALT LAKE CITY — A new trend is making its way around social media, the TikTok trend #lazygirljob. What is it? Will it make you happy?

In a Washington Post article, Author and Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle explains why we should think again about this trend and how we build careers.

What is a #lazygirljob?

So, what is a #lazygirjob? McArdle tells Inside Sources host Boyd Matheson it’s a job that isn’t too demanding and allows employees to put their “energies” somewhere outside of work.

“Ideally it is remote, it doesn’t have set hours, it’s not too emotionally demanding (and) you have clear boundaries with your manager,” she says. “They never ask you to do extra work. You can, kind of, get your duties done and then you’re done for the day and no one asks where you are.”

The downside

McArdle goes on to say, as a former “lazy girl” she sees the appeal of these jobs. However, she says, a #lazygirljob is not as great as it sounds. For starters, these kinds of jobs are the first to go during a recession.

“(These jobs are) vulnerable to AI. A lot of these are … lower level communications jobs. Marketing, associate data analysts and so forth,” McArdle says. “These are things that, that ChatGPT is already doing, kind of, surprisingly well.”

McArde says during a recession, remote workers will be the first to get let go.

“It is the remote worker they’ve never met and they don’t really have any personal feelings about,” she says. “It’s the person who has … quiet quit. Those people are really vulnerable.”

Inside Sources with Boyd Matheson can be heard on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Related: Expert says TikTok poses dangers that other social media platforms don’t

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Ever heard of a #lazygirljob? It may not be a great as it seems