After nearly two years of working from home, some young professionals have reached an important decision point. Rather than move up the career ladder in search of a higher salary, financial advisors say these workers seek work-life balance, prioritizing family time and personal life.
Meg Bartelt, a certified financial planner and founder of Flow Financial Planning in the Seattle area, said some of her clients, technical workers who typically work long hours, were experiencing this fatigue even before the pandemic. Once some employees reached burnout, they knew they needed to cut their hours or take breaks. The pandemic made it worse.