While boomers enjoy their well-deserved retirement in 200 square meter houses with pools and stuff, millennials are the ones taking advantage of the current housing market boom and are trying to maintain their office job that is barely leading anywhere. Home values in the US soared by 31.2%. I can tell you that some things are not impossible.
Let’s go back to the office job that gives you barely enough money for your daily fix of bio avocados, Sunday hangover food, nice skincare, and an Amazon Prime account. You are not alone if it keeps you awake at night. The sooner we are able to help our lost souls, the better.
There is a safe place to talk about hard things like work, shifts, overtime, balance, payroll, career, and dark undereye circles. The account of the most painfully accurate and brutally funny corporate meme which goes by the same name as the diagnosis of my fellow generation is called Corporate Millennial Anxiety.
We reached out to Alane Rebecca to find out more about the project. Alane says she is a quintessential 90’s nostalgia-loving millennial who continues to grasp at every last part of her youth.
“I posted my very first meme on the Corporate Millennial Anxiety account on December 14th, 2020. The account was born out of a text conversation with one of my favorite coworkers. We were both adapting to working from home, to cope she and I would send each other funny work-related Tik Toks and memes,” the creator recounted.
She continued: “One day she jokingly texted, ‘You should start a viral Instagram account’, to which I responded ‘Say less’. I created the account, began posting and it blew up. The account grew at a shocking rate and I had 10K followers within 2 weeks.”
Alane said that at that point in time a lot of millennials hadn\’t joined Tik Tok yet, “so I think my reposting of millennial and work-related Tik Toks to a social media platform that millennials were already engaged on created something novel within that demographic,” she explained.
When selecting the post to share, Alane said she always looks for content that makes her say \”It\’s me\”. “If it resonates with me, it will most likely resonate with my follower base.”
Even though the world was in the middle of a Pandemic, the expectations of corporate employees remained the same. “I think we were all just stuck working from home with a lot of time and not a lot of work-life balance. I think everyone\’s mental health took a massive toll throughout 2020. I think my light-hearted, but sarcastic humor resonated with many millennials working in corporate America.”
But “sharing relatable content about feeling anxious or struggling with the dreaded \”imposter syndrome\”, made people feel less alone throughout the ups and downs of the pandemic,” Alane explained.
After having seen so many millennial memes and jokes, Alane believes that “what stands out the most about my generation is that we don\’t take ourselves too seriously. Many of us have delightfully dark and self-deprecating humor. We aren\’t afraid to laugh at ourselves when we do something stupid.”
Moreover, “I know millennials have a reputation for being too soft, but I strongly disagree with that idea. I think we are a compassionate and resilient generation that is not afraid to ask for help or make a bold decision like leaving a steady job because it\’s toxic,” she concluded.