It seems some Millennials want to bring an end to the “Secret Santa” office holiday tradition because it “gives them anxiety.” A U.K. job-hunting site reports that Millennials find the “Secret Santa” gift exchange to be anxiety-inducing. 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. When you factor in Secret Santa exchanges, birthday parties and other extras, the average millennial spends $191 a year on office celebrations compared to $125 for everyone else. The main reasons for this are fear of appearing stingy and fear of being judged by co-workers. 35% of Millennials wish their boss would ban Secret Santa, compared to 25% of other workers. 26% of Millennials said they’ve had to dip into savings or use overdraft protection to chip-in for a work-related event.
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