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If You're In Gen Z, We Want To Hear About Your Workplace Experiences

People have a lot of ~opinions~ about Gen Z. We wanna know what actual Gen Z'ers have to say.

So the New York Times recently published a piece about millennial managers struggling to adapt to Gen Z'ers' attitudes in the workplace, and it's caused a lot of conversation.

"I feel very sure that I’m uncool," Andy Dunn, the 42-year-old co-founder of Bonobos, said of the way Gen Z has come to determine the norms and styles of the workplace. "I’ve come to accept that." https://t.co/VZiIjzc2yR

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To sum it up, millennial managers featured in the piece discussed Gen Z employees boldly criticizing their elders' emoji use (the laugh-crying emoji specifically), taking time off to take care of their mental health or because of menstrual cramps, delegating work up the chain to their bosses, and urging companies to take a stand on political issues.

But what do actual Gen Z'ers think about workplace norms and their place in them? If you're in Gen Z and you want to talk about what work is like for you, we would absolutely love to hear from you!

Maybe you're trying to be a great employee, but you keep butting heads with your boss because you don't understand why they're so rigid about certain unspoken limits. It's not easy being a newcomer in the workforce these days, especially if you started working full time during the pandemic and you're struggling to learn the ropes.

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Or perhaps you've built a great relationship with your millennial manager. You might tease them a teensy bit about their skinny jeans from time to time, but you generally work well together. You two even teamed up to push back on your grandboss's love of sending work emails all weekend long.

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Or maybe you are the lone young person in an office with much older people. Some colleagues have taken you under their wing to help you learn and get ahead, but others only talk to you when they need help installing updates on their personal iPhones. It's kind of a mixed bag.

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Gen Z'ers, share your experiences at work in the comments and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.

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