Millennials Triggered By 'Secret Santa'

  • 11/26/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
A recent study has found significant numbers of millennials want to stop the office holiday tradition of "Secret Santa" because it fills them with anxiety.

Yes, we're serious.

Fox News further reports:

British job-hunting website Jobsite reported that millennials find the "Secret Santa" gift exchange to be anxiety-inducing -- and Dr. Ashley Weinberg, a psychology lecturer at the University of Salford in Manchester, believes it is the fear of appearing "stingy" that makes the holiday tradition "stressful."

The study found that 78% of millennials felt they contributed "more than they should" to an office party gift compared to 58% of the rest of the workforce, while 26% of millennials admitted to dipping into savings or over-drafting their accounts to fund an office gift. Nearly 17% reported that they "felt judged" by their co-workers for their choice of gift.

Discussing the study's findings on Fox Nation's "After the Show Show," the "Fox & Friends" hosts had mixed opinions about the holiday gift swap.

"I hate it... I hate it so much," said co-host Jillian Mele in a recent episode of the show.

The psychologist behind the study argues that perceived pressure from social media postings contributes to the anxiety reported by twenty and thirtysomethings.
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