The Internet is cooking up stories to mock LinkedIn’s obsession with ‘inspirational’ posts

LinkedIn users’ motivation often leads to the completely opposite effect, glorifying a busy culture that isn’t. As burnout among young workers is on the rise, people have decided to post “LinkedIn roasts”, which take the usual “inspirational” posts and exaggerate them with comedic effect. Success stories don’t have to be bizarre, as no good deed goes unpunished in corporate culture, which isn’t what you would believe if LinkedIn success stories were your standards. This is exactly what some Twitter users have mocked in a viral thread. From the company founders moving to the Himalayas to appreciate a potential employee’s genius to increasing people’s workload by virtue of compassion, here are some false stories posted by people on LinkedIn.

Motivational stories can be motivational, of course, but when people don’t take into account that not everyone has the same 24 hours, things can get messy. Kim Kardashian, for example, recently caused a storm when she told Variety that women should work harder. She complained in the interview, where she came to promote her new family reality TV show, that people don’t seem to want to work for their money. “Get up and work,” Kim said. “It seems like nobody wants to work these days.” All this while no two classes in the world have the same 24 hours, and Kim herself celebrated her 40th birthday on a private tropical island during the pandemic when millions were infected with Covid-19.

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