A while ago I came across the tweet below, in which a very attractive young woman seemingly has a nervous breakdown because she cannot handle working a nine-to-five job. Have a look at it yourself:
This generation is completely doomed. They can't even hold a 9-5 job without having a mental breakdown. pic.twitter.com/EPHLAPScN7
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 25, 2023
This being the Internet, it is not clear if you can take this video at face value. First, this clip, which presumably originated from TikTok could be completely staged for clicks and it not, then it may have been greatly exaggerated. A lot of women love getting attention, and this video reminds me quite a bit of the highschool bullshit drama some teenage girls pulled off after every exam, crying about their supposedly poor performance, only to get a lot of hugs. Of course, they invariably ended up with decent-enough grades, but partly surely only because of lenient grading of girls compared to boys, which is a well-known fact.
The other unknown is if this woman looks as good in real life as she does in this video. I think she is a solid 9 in the video. Modern image filters have come a long way, so it is entirely possible that this woman is in reality only a six. In that case, the point I am going to make is moot as it would not be a realisic option for her.
Assuming that this woman is really as attractive in real life as in the video, and that she really cannot handle getting off social media in the office for about one to two hours a day in order to play around a bit in PowerPoint, there would be a trivially simple solution to all her problems. It has worked since the dawn of civilization up until the 2000s, when it was suddenly seen as non-viable: All she needs to do is put herself in front of successful men and chose one of them. She should be able to land an established doctor or lawyer with ease, and if she is willing to deal with people whose social skills are less well developed, she probably only has to go to a big tech conference. There is a non-zero chance that she would walk out with a marriage proposal from some Senior Vice President at some tech company who makes $500k a year in base salary alone. This is not even much of an exaggeration as I have seen how incredibly thirsty this crowd can be. They even fawn over fatties and menopausal women.
Clearly, women who cannot handle the stress of being part of the workforce would be a lot better off by taking care of a man and his children. What is she even trying to prove by staying in this job? If she can barely hold it together at work, it is not very likely that she is doing her work well, and there is also a limit to the number of promotions and pay rises women can get based on “diversity” alone.
A woman like the one in the video above would have coasted through live up until the 1980s or 1990s, and there would not have been much social shaming, and even if any of her catty friends would shame her, she should be smart enough to realize that they are only bitchy towards her because she gets a free ride through life thanks to her husband whereas they still have to work part-time to make ends meet. Still, even those women were better off than today’s you-go-girls. What benefit is this for society? It seems they are good for little more than a few TikTok videos about their miserable lives.