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FreshBooks Millennial Workaholics Index

Are millennials really the laziest generation? They don’t seem to think so. In fact, 66% of millennials identify as workaholics. 

To get a better understanding of millennials modern work habits, FreshBooks compiled the Millennial Workaholics Index, which polled a representative sample of 1,000 American freelancers.

Here’s what we discovered:

56% of Millennials Work More Than 40 Hours a Week

They’re 8% more likely to work 40+ hours than those above 45! 1 in 5 millennials say they work over 60 hours in a typical week—and 70% say they’ve worked on the weekend.

32% of Millennials Have Worked in the Bathroom

That’s the percentage who say they’ve invoiced a customer while … multitasking. Another 27% have invoiced a customer on a date, proving millennials are constantly on the grind even when they’re not in the office.

39% of Millennials Work Overtime Because They Love Their Jobs

While 50% say they work more because they need the money, a solid 2 in 5 are passionate about their work. This proves millennials don’t just work because they have to—they need to find meaning in their work.

Here Are the Weirdest Times Millennials Work…

#1: On the weekend (70%)

#2: When they’re sick (63%)

#3: On their birthdays (63%)

#4: Over the holiday break (51%)

#5: On New Year’s Eve or Day (48%)

Carly Moulton
Data Insights and Communications Manager, FreshBooks

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