Worker explains she regularly switches jobs because she’s bored and likes free stuff


‘I get bored easily and like free things’: Viewers defend restaurant worker who gets new job every 5 months

‘Once the benefits run out … so do I.’


Parks Kugle


Posted on May 17, 2023   Updated on May 18, 2023, 11:06 am CDT

Gen Z and millennials are somewhat known for frequent job hopping. Though critics may say this is due to a lack of attention or work ethic, others argued that low pay and lack of benefits better explain why workers quit.

In a now-viral video with over 356,700 views, user @ahscelyt filmed herself eating pancakes at her current job. “Getting a new job every 5 months because I get bored easily and like free things,” she wrote via text overlay.

@ahscelyt Once the benefits run out… so do I !!!😚 #newjobcheck #lover #foryoupage ♬ original sound – mari

In the video’s caption, she doubled-down on her strategy: “Once the benefits run out … so do I !!!!”

According to Gallup, 21% of millennials have changed jobs within the past year—which is three times higher than for non-millennials. In fact, 60% of millennials are looking for other job opportunities. Many are also used to working multiple jobs, taking gigs, and freelancing, Gallup noted.

Viewers agreed with this, and applauded @ahscelyt’s methods. Many added that they, too, have worked multiple jobs within a short window. 

“Collecting uniform shirts like trophies,” one user said.

“It’s also good to switch jobs a lot and get experience to what you like and don’t like,” another added. 

“I’ve been at this job for a yearrrrr. I’m ready to switch it up,” a third viewer agreed.

Others took solace in @ahscelyt’s video and discussed how they are also fed up with their current workplace. 

“Fr I’m about to quit tomorrow I can’t do this,” one user lamented. 

“Man, I just quit today,” another viewer said. 

In response to one of the comments, @ahscelyt said that she ended up quitting sooner than initially anticipated. “This was NOT a part of my plan,” she wrote. “But they had me running a circus alone. … I just started 2 days ago.”

The Daily Dot has reached out to @ahscelyt via TikTok comment.

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*First Published: May 17, 2023, 7:31 am CDT