Woman hits back after being slammed for crying over 9 to 5 job
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A TikToker has snapped back at news stations who ‘painted post-grads as entitled and lazy’ after she posted a video complaining about her career.
On Thursday, 19 October Brielle Asero took to social media to discuss her new 9-to-5 job after graduating from college.
Opening up about her struggles, the recent postgrad posted a video to TikTok with overlay text which read: “qotd in a 9-5 how do u have time for ur life.”
While crying on video, shared with her 127,500 followers, Asero said: "I know I'm probably just being so dramatic and annoying, but this is my first job, like my first 9 to 5 job after college.”
Elsewhere in the clip, the University of South Carolina alumni claimed that since beginning her career in marketing earlier this month, she no longer has the ‘time or energy’ to cook or exercise.
While the TikToker wasn’t exactly complaining about her new job, she did state that it was the commute to the office which she found difficult.
“If it was remote you get off at 5 and you’re home and everything’s fine,” Asero said, before admitting that it ‘could be worse’.
Since posting earlier this month, the video has been viewed on the platform 2.5 million times and has been picked up by the likes of The Daily Dot and Fox News.
However, in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Asero has set the record straight on why she made the video in the first place.
“I don’t even understand how this has turned into a political argument when all I was trying to do was open a conversation and be respectful towards people that work even longer hours than I do,” she admitted.
“Different news stations picked up my video and painted post-grads as entitled and lazy which is far from the case.”
The content creator went on to say that she didn’t initially expect the clip to pick up traction and cause an outright ‘media frenzy’.
She said: “I was just trying to be relatable to my followers that also have to work a job with long hours. But haters have found my personal social media and been flooding [them] with horrible comments.”
Elsewhere in the conversation, the internet personality spoke about Gen-Z and their work ethic.
She said: “[Gen-Z] works just as hard as people before us, with lower salaries and higher costs of living.
“Most people who are mad at me are taking out the anger they feel over the time they’ve lost working long hours."
Concluding her stance, the marketer claimed that the real purpose of the now-viral video was to ‘bring people together’ and ‘possibly incite a change’ within the workforce.