Employers are cutting white-collar benefits as they face higher costs—but they’ll do anything to keep working parents on the job, survey shows

By early next year, the number of Gen Z employees working full-time is expected to exceed the number of baby boomers in similar positions for the first time, according to a new report from Glassdoor.

 This demographic shift is anticipated to lead to changes in how employers appeal to younger talent, given that Gen Z workers prioritize transparency, diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, as stated by Glassdoor's chief economist Aaron Terrazas. Additionally, he highlighted that Gen Z, being digital natives, are keen on being heard by their employers. 

Terrazas also noted the inevitable customization of company culture and benefits to attract and retain desired employees, as the workplace culture and benefits valued by Gen Z differ from those valued by baby boomers.  

Consider it revenge for Gen Z canceling LOL and the thumbs-up emoji.

A new survey from language learning platform Preply let Canadian corporate employees slay their 20something co-workers over their “overused” generational jargon at work — and vice versa.

“Ping you” topped the workplace jargon no-no list, based on 1,002 responses, while Gen Z is accused of overusing “G.O.A.T.”

When Gen Z respondents were asked about clichéd terms, the generation who thinks they invented walking without headphones cited “period.”

92% of the 20somethings claim to use corporate jargon at work, however, 20% of them say these buzzwords confuse them.

Talk about annoying — these are but some of the things Gen Z says at work that irritate you. Period.


An acronym for “Greatest of All Time,” the phrase gained steam in the sports world in debates about which athletes, like Michael Jordan or Tom Brady, ruled their sport without contention.

A new study outlines several Gen Z phrases that irritate co-workers.
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G.O.A.T. has overtaken the once popular “You the real MVP” that was famously said by basketball player Kevin Durant when he was crowned NBA MVP in 2014.


Often paired with the equally insufferable “yas queen,” slay is employed when a person is exceeding expectations — often their own in terms of appearance or personal and professional achievement.


Short for suspicious, this phrase is commonly used to describe sketchy behavior. Example: “My boss was using full words to describe a task I needed to complete. It was really sus.”

Language learning platform Preply surveyed more than 1,000 Canadian corporate employees last month.
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The abbreviated version of “for real” applies gravity or accuracy to a situation or description. Also the atomic symbol for francium.


A way to express one’s positive emotional feelings for the young and verbally ungifted. A person feels such good “vibes” while in a cheery and uplifted mood.


A form of bragging or gloating, like that of flexing one’s muscles. Not to be confused with Phil Swift’s Flex Seal products, which, in their own way have become a meme with millennials wanting to tape over their problems.

Glow up 

Used in reference to a person’s personal improvement over time, such as young people using their big kid words.


Another way of saying “yes” or “I agree.” This one also perplexed Steve Martin in “Only Murders in the Building.”

92% of Gen Z claim to use corporate jargon at work, however, 20% of them say these buzzwords confuse them.
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Gen Z has become the very thing they swore to destroy. They, too, are culprits of the one-word, sentence-ending interjection.

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