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62% of Gen-Z likely to snap at bosses if asked to stay back on Fridays

Phone batteries dying, being stuck in traffic and poor Wi-Fi connection are also sources of stress for Gen Z.

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Updated: Dec 16, 2019, 04.28 PM IST
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67% of those between 18 to 25 claim they would lose their temper with their boss if they were asked to work on their vacation. (Representative image)
A new survey finds that on account of the fear of missing out (FOMO), members of Gen Z may be most vulnerable to anxiety and depression this festive season.

The survey has been conducted by Tata Salt Lite, and is titled quite aptly, ‘Age of Rage’. This survey highlights how sometimes we react to even the most trivial and life’s small irritations.

“With the onset of New Year celebrations, music and food festivals, the fear of missing out (FOMO) is very high that makes Gen Z’s the most vulnerable group to anxiety and depression. For Gen Z, the source of stress is typically a myriad of small stressors such as phone batteries dying, being stuck in traffic, poor Wi-Fi connection, low number of likes on social media or long waits for appointments that add up to big anxiety over time,” according to this ‘Age of Rage’ survey.

One-in-six of the Gen Z respondents (16%) claim that issues related to technology are the most likely cause of their stress and tension​.
One-in-six of the Gen Z respondents (16%) claim that issues related to technology are the most likely cause of their stress and tension.

The survey reveals that while Gen Z respondents would lose their cool over minor technology disruptions, the 45+ year age group tends to take such incidents in their stride. Further, one-in-six of the Gen Z respondents (16%) claim that issues related to technology are the most likely cause of their stress and tension (compared to 12% of those over 45 years) and 14% claim that they are most ‘often’ victims of ‘tech Rage’ (compared to only 11% of those over 45 years).

There is also some bad news for bosses leading the millennial pack. The survey finds that 62% of those between 18 to 25 claiming that they would lose their temper with their boss if they were asked to stay back at work on a Friday night. And 67% of those between 18 to 25 claim they would lose their temper with their boss if they were asked to work on their vacation.


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