Gen Z’s reputation for work-shyness only seems to be growing. Late last year American psychologist Jean Twenge wrote about how attitudes to work plummeted among young people after 2021, remarking that all those TikToks about “quiet quitting were onto something”.

Now, a new survey by Indeed has revealed that like dating, ghosting is rife among this age cohort. Based on a survey of 1,500 businesses and 1,500 people, as many as 93% of Zoomers said that they’ve not shown up for job interviews. In addition, 87% claimed that, after securing the job, they never showed up for work on their first day. Maybe military conscription isn’t such a bad idea after all.