First there’s the normal work routine. Add the 24-hour news cycle, then throw in the social media duties and emails that won’t wait for the morning, and you’ve got a recipe for burnout.
Perhaps that sounds like a day in the life of any PR pro, but burnout is particularly growing among millennial female professionals, a Forbes.com columnist contends.
The magazine reports that early career flameouts are reflected in the corporate ladder. Some 53 percent of entry-level jobs are held by women, but that drops to 37 percent for mid-management roles and 26 percent for vice presidents and senior managers.
So is burnout particularly bad among female millennials in the PR industry?
Becky Johns, a millennial who works for Cramer-Krasselt as part of the agency PR team, isn’t sure that women are any more at risk of burnout than men. But the industry is a competitive one, particularly for women, and a lot of millennial go-getters feel their lives are in constant overdrive, she says.
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