She points out the duality of watching distressing news and then seamlessly transitioning into work tasks without acknowledging the emotional impact.
Whether there is a war brewing on one side of the world or civil and social unrest on the other, working professionals are expected to focus on their duties and commit to their jobs. No matter what goes around them, employers expect them to wake up every morning, log into their work spaces and continue their day as if everything is normal. However, the recent horrors rising in the Middle East have got one HR professional named Morgan Sanner–who goes on TikTok by @resumeofficial–thinking about how it feels so "dystopian" to continue working amidst all these tragedies.
Sanner wants every single employer to pay some attention to this bizarre phenomenon and working environment that has bloomed lately. Sanner feels that we have all been ignoring this discomfiting situation for what seems like decades now. "It feels so dystopian to look at the news and see all the awful things happen in the world and then open your computer and continue working like nothing has happened," Sanner remarks in her video.
Sanner hopes that organizations can be a bit more empathetic towards what is happening out there in the world rather than just caring about capitalism. "I think organizations need to start using some kind of catastrophe leave or something," she said, "because this is not normal to see something so horrific and then be expected to lead a meeting about marketing. Nobody cares about marketing right now."
Sanner is not the only one who shares this sentiment at the moment. Another creator on TikTok @calamityware made a sarcastic video about the working conditions in the capitalistic society. "I think every work meeting should start out like this," he said. "Hey, we are all going to die and none of this really matters. So, let's keep that in mind before anybody gets too worked up in here." Sanner along with other creators on TikTok are trying to highlight how they are supposed to help corporations run their businesses while the other half of the world is dealing with a humanitarian crisis.
People left a lot of comments agreeing with Sanner's viewpoint and expressing how uncomfortable they feel. @nicole_rayne60 wrote, "It feels so eerie and draining. How was your weekend? Full of existential dread, thanks." @tjdtrain commented, "I literally don't understand how everyone is at work totally fine while I'm on the verge of tears and sick to my stomach all day."
@tara_zo remarked: "I'm a millennial. This has been happening every month in my entire adult life. I am not okay." @thickthighgemini wrote: "It makes it worse when everyone in your circle doesn't care to know what's happening so there's no one to process with. @lizziecis added: "It's so horrific and we're watching it on our phones. It's insane! My brain can't comprehend it and it's so sad."
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