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TikTokers are warning people not to participate in the 'lazy girl jobs' trend and brag about their lax work days so they don't unintentionally out themselves and get fired

Kieran Press-Reynolds   

TikTokers are warning people not to participate in the 'lazy girl jobs' trend and brag about their lax work days so they don't unintentionally out themselves and get fired
  • TikTokers have gone viral bragging about their "lazy girl jobs," or stress-free work environments.
  • However, several users have made new videos warning about jumping on the trend or bragging too much.

Over the last few months, TikTokers have gone viral sharing their "lazy girl jobs," or jobs that don't require much effort for equitable pay, as part of a new internet trend. But more TikTokers are now warning people not to post these videos and brag too much about their easy jobs if they want to keep them.

Gabrielle Judge, a 26-year-old and self-described "Anti Work Girlboss," coined the term "lazy girl job" in May. She has made several videos on the subject, explaining what the term means and what jobs these typically constitute. She's even launched a "Lazy Girl Job Bootcamp," charging $39 for a program that teaches people how to use ChatGPT to streamline the resume and cover letter writing process.

Even though she's benefited from the trend, Judge was also the first creator to warn other people against flexing their "lazy" jobs too hard on the internet.

@gabrielle_judge The lazy girl job trend us here to stay in 2023. Its an accumulation or quiet quitting and your personal boundaries at work and work life balance. You can ask me how to fet a lazy girl job. You can tell me how much you hate your boss. Or how much you love your new job. I please advise you to be careful about posting about this trend as some people do not understand what you are talking about. And your employer can take it the wrong way. #toxicmanager #corporategreed #overworkedunderpaid #9to5 ♬ original sound - Gabrielle

In mid-June, Judge shared a TikTok telling her followers that she only felt comfortable talking about her anti-work mentality and lazy girl job experience because they were no longer her employers. But for the many others participating in the trend while they're still actively working those roles, Judge is concerned about the possibility of them getting in trouble.

"I do not want you to feel any type of retaliation from your boss," she said. "I don't want you to get socially outcasted."

Others are sharing similar worries. TikToker @kevin.preston.white gained over 200,000 views this week with a caution against people excitedly sharing their lazy girl job online.

@kevin.preston.white Stop oversharing at your corporate job #greenscreen #stitch #careeradvice #corporatetiktok #corporatehumor #corporate #jobsearch ♬ original sound - Kevin White ✨

"Corporate jobs, let's face it, you're not doing something at all times for your, let's say, 8-hour shift," the TikToker said. "There's going to be downtime. Don't get on the internet and tell on yourself."

The TikToker called it "corporate snitching" and warned about how these sorts of videos can easily circulate on the internet and get back to your boss.

"That's one of the main reasons why companies want people back in office," he said. "They don't want to do remote work because they want to police you."

The comments on both videos were full of people agreeing with the sentiment. One viewer wrote in the comments of Judge's warning that the first rule of having a lazy girl job is "you don't talk about lazy girl jobs."

"People called it 'quiet quitting' but FORGOT the quiet part. Like, HUSH," a top comment on @kevin.preston.white's video said, referencing the popular post-pandemic trend of disengaging from work and doing only the bare minimum of a job.

"I ONLY tell the people around me," another person wrote. "Never on the internet."

Despite Judge's warning, the trend has grown ever so popular, exceeding 16 million total views under the hashtag "lazygirljob."

Creators making videos about their lazy girl jobs — from hotel sales coordinators to accountants to operations analysts — have individually gone viral. Many clips feature short snippets of the person working as they explain why their work is so easy to do. In one video, a creator said all she does during the day is "copy and paste the same emails [and] take 3-4 calls a day." Another TikToker bragged that her workplace has no dress code and lets her leave whenever she finishes her work for the day.

@raeandzeebo Loving it #fyp #xyzbca #job #lazygirljob #corporate #9to5 #officelife #workbreak #VikingRise ♬ Summer Background Jazz - Jazz Background Vibes

Other people have boasted about how they can stream Netflix and watch TikTok videos because they have so much downtime. These videos are often overloaded with commenters saying they're envious and are yearning for a similarly chill work environment. Some people however have also criticized the trend and these jobs for leaving employees jaded.

"It's fun while it lasts but personally it's so mentally exhausting doing nothing after a while. Quitting after two years," one person wrote on a lazy girl job video.

Insider has reached out to Judge and @kevin.preston.white for comment.



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