Rage Applying

What is rage applying?

Applying to open job positions out of spite for your current job

Rage applying is when you are so furious with something that happened at work that you start applying to other open positions. For example, if your boss takes credit for the work you put into a presentation, you might head back to your desk, and rage apply to ten open positions.

While rage applying happened before 2023, the trend gained prominence in January 2023 as job transiency skyrocketed in 2020 when covid shook the world. Also, as Gen Zers have entered the workforce, they don't have the same allegiance to employers as previous generations. Additionally, they are more likely to prioritize their mental health over their career, making it easier for them to change jobs.

For some, rage applying is a fleeting moment that doesn't lead to a new job. Instead, it's a way to blow off steam, especially if they feel a need to be loyal to their employer. However, for others, rage applying leads to new jobs and opportunities and a chance at a better work environment and benefits.

Other job-related slang

Since we spend so much of our lives working, there is plenty of slang related to work. For example, quiet quitting and "The Great Resignation" are similar to rage applying. Also, there are plenty of acronyms, such as AWLTP, B2W, GBTW, and BFAW.


I can't stand it here anymore. Too much gossip and toxicity. After my break, I'm gonna rage apply on Indeed
About time! Let me know if you need help with your resume
Rage applying encouragement
Rage applying encouragement

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Updated January 18, 2023

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