- Gen Z in China is trying to “fix” their workplace and want their millennial bosses to give in.
- The Weibo hashtag Post-2000s Fix Workplace is a forum filled with Gen Z rage.
- Bosses are also using the hashtag to complain about their terrible experiences with Gen Z.
It’s not just America’s millennial executives who fear their Gen Z employees.
Complaints from China’s Gen Z were materialized under a hashtag on the social network Weibo. Translated into English, the hashtag translates to “The post-2000s generation is fixing the workplace.”
As of February 22nd, the hashtag has been viewed more than 14.8 million times.
This hashtag represents a divide between two generations of Chinese people. The millennial is his Gen Z who has given up on a life of long hours and underpaid wages and wants to burn the system down.
Managers complain about staff refusing to work a minute longer than officially required. Gen Z, on the other hand, use hashtags to proudly chronicle tense conversations with their managers.
This hashtag chronicles China’s Gen Z anger in many ways
Exactly how the hashtag started is unknown. Renwazoho, A Singapore daily reported that it may have started with a viral Weibo post from June 2022.
“The post-80s are obedient, the post-90s pretend to work hard. Only the post-00s correct the workplace,” read a post from a self-proclaimed Gen Z member. .
“I worked for a year, entered into arbitration with four companies, and bankrupted two. I am me. I am not.”
The definition of youth in China is slightly different from that in the West. They are known as the “post-2000 generation” and distinguish those born after the year 2000.
This cohort graduated from college and entered the workforce in 2022. Along with that, social media has been flooded with complaints about bosses who are mostly millennials, often referred to as the “post-90s generation.”
Since then, the hashtag has become a rallying point for disgruntled Gen Z workers.
February 21, Weibo users post long screenshots Discussions in posts under hashtags. A conversation between a young man identified only as Lin and her unnamed female boss began with her politeness telling her to send the document to her via her WeChat.
“When the supervisor is talking, just listen. If you are a young worker, the attitude should be more positive,” the supervisor texted Lynn after agreeing to send the file. It was sent.
He didn’t hesitate to hit her with a series of counterarguments.
“I call you ‘big sister’ because you started working for the company before me. Respectfully. Please stop using your old age to bully me,” read Lin’s rebuttal to her boss. Are you going to die by the end of the month?”
Other Gen Z employees are using the hashtag to show off how difficult it is to work with an older boss.
“When my boss arrives early, I get there quickly. When my boss works hard, I go to bed. When my boss works overtime, I say I’m tired,” said one Weibo. User said. I have written under the hashtag.
Gen Z workers’ posts in threads sometimes turn into rants about their “evil” millennial bosses.
“I’m not like the post-80s or post-90s generation. Why do you go to work every day with a gloomy face and find problems on purpose every day? Should I suffer? You are my parents.” No. Why not take a mirror and look at yourself?” Read 1 post Date of February 13th.
“Are you going through menopause early? Forget it. This is just the internet and I’m just ranting about evil capitalists. Goodbye. I don’t really need this job either!”
Some Gen Z bosses are also using hashtags to file complaints. one such post from February featured conversations managers had with subordinates.
“I only received 5 packages from you. Where are the other 5?” Read the man’s message. “Wasn’t ten supposed to be sent to me?”
“I confirm,” read the response from an anonymous Gen Z worker. “And now you have given me additional problems to deal with.”
Zhengzhou city personnel manager Yun Xi’er told Chinese media. six stone She has experienced Gen Z’s attempts to “correct” the workplace and isn’t a fan of their tactics.
“They can often be very disrespectful to their colleagues and management, and talk to each other to get their point across,” Yoon told Six Tone. “We can’t use ‘correction’ as an excuse for being rude. Gen Z may feel right at the moment, but in my experience they do it in a better way.” can do.”
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One thing is clear from your post. His Gen Z in China doesn’t want to fuss like his millennial boss. No overtime without extreme coercion and ends with fine words.and Generation Z makes up about 15% of China’s 1.4 billion population. So baby boomers, Gen Xers, and millennial managers have a lot of managers to deal with.
A 22-year-old Gen Z worker named Erika from southern China’s Guangdong province told Sixstone about her time working at Chinese tech giant Alibaba and how she protested the work culture there. Told.
“They wanted me to work late just because it looked good for the company. There was a culture of, ‘If your boss hasn’t gone home yet, neither should you.'” she told Six Tones.
She didn’t protest the rudeness, but she refused to work overtime.
“We express ideas and concepts about what work life should be like,” Erica told Six Tone.
But Gen Z’s grievances stand in stark contrast to the narrative about China’s millennials, who have dominated popular culture.
But millennials are by no means monolithic — Some disillusioned Chinese millennials choose to ‘lie down’ rather than work hard“Laying down” involves consciously refusing to work overtime or a traditional desk job, or choosing to get married and not have a family.
In more extreme cases, some millennials “Rotten” — a more extreme version of lying flat.
The method not only chooses to relax and do the bare minimum, but also actively leans into nihilism and self-satisfaction.