Author, CEO and prominent LinkedIn user Trish Bertuzzi is drawing attention for her criticism of praise given to workers who hustle on the weekend.
Bertuzzi argued on LinkedIn that working moms hustle seven days a week, yet rarely get the same credit as so-called “weekend grinders.”
Tired of moms not being recognized as true hustlers, she went on to say:
“Moms hustle taking the kids to sports activities, cooking and cleaning, doing laundry, taking the dog for a walk… whatever. Now THAT shit is hustling.”
People on social media applauded the clapback against “hustle culture.”
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with working on the weekend. If you have a second job, chances are you work on the weekend.
But Bertuzzi wants to make sure parents are getting their due credit and respect as “hustlers” for driving to soccer games and cooking three meals a day.
Bertuzzi later amended her posts to give all the dads out there credit as well.
Many on LinkedIn responded positively to the empowering message for working parents.
But some defended their right to push themselves and hustle on the weekends.
People continue to debate the ethics of “hustle culture” on other platforms like Twitter.
Boasting about hustling on LinkedIn as a method of business success is the equivalent of boasting about starving as a diet regime on Instagram for physique.
— Nick Teulon (@nickteulon) February 10, 2019
let’s face it, it’s all goin’ down on LinkedIn these days anyway. I’ve recently heard of an interesting trend called “hustling” where you work exceptionally long hours with seemingly no direction at all.
— drew dillon (@drewdil) January 5, 2019
As annoying as putting new sheets on the bed are, the reward when I crawl in bed to fresh sheets will be worth it.
There’s some sappy LinkedIn metaphor about hustling and grit and sales skills there, I’m sure.
— Rachel Traylor (@Mathpocalypse) January 3, 2019
Truth be told, “hustling” is somewhat of a clichéd term on LinkedIn.
Things not to put in your @LinkedIn bio
Blurry pic of you in sunglasses
World’s best anything
Pic of you using the “Blade” filter
“yes I will buy you IG followers”
— Lindsay (((Goldwert))) (@lindsaygoldwert) October 23, 2018
It may be Boxing Day to you, but I'm back on my grind. I've been hustling on LinkedIn, deleting a drunk post I left there last Wednesday night for some reason. This is how entrepreneurs get results.
— Tim Banana (@T_nels) December 26, 2018
The concept of ‘hustling’ itself remains totally controversial.
"Hustling" isn't enough.
Working absurd hours and getting measly amounts of sleep isn't enough.
This is a subject that I'm extremely passionate about – I would greatly appreciate your feedback on this new article I posted to my LinkedIn. https://t.co/MJtT88vLUV
— Calvin Hamilton (@cxlvn) September 3, 2018
Rejected a LinkedIn request because the guys profile talked about hustling & grinding. Just shut up and do the work.
Related – I'm also no longer accepting requests from Ninjas of any kind.
— Sean Griffey (@seangriffey) May 21, 2018
We’re all trying to get ahead in our career, but it’s unhealthy to put the grind ahead of your mental or physical health.
And if you’re a working parent who prioritizes their kids on the weekend, pat yourself on the back for being a true hustler.