These days it’s totally understandable to feel burned out at work, and according to a new survey, that’s particularly true for women in the workforce.
The “Women in the Workplace” survey from Lean In and McKinsey & Company finds:
- Women are more burned out this year than they were in 2020.
- 42% of women say they are burned out, compared to 35% of men.
- That’s up from 32% of women and 28% of men in 2020.
- Because of all this burnout, a third of women are actually considering quitting their jobs or “downshifting” their careers.
And the numbers are just as bad, if not wors, for mothers of young children.
- Half of these moms say they often, or almost always feel burned out.
- And one in three moms with young children are considering either leaving the workforce, or downshifting their career.
- That number is an increase from last year, where one in four contemplated leaving or downshifting their career.
- Of course it’s totally understandable why moms may be totally burned out.
- The study finds they are five ties ore likely to be responsible for most or all of the childcare and housework.
- And more than a third say they spend five hours or more each day handling such activities.