The Duke of Sussex was criticized on social media after he had advised people to leave their jobs in favor of their mental health

Social media panned the Duke of Sussex after he advised people that they should quit their jobs to improve their mental health. 

Prince Harry, aka “Privileged”, has been called a hypocrite and slammed online after suggesting people leave their jobs to improve their mental health. This was in response to an interview he did about his role at BetterUp. 

Famously, the 37-year old Duke of Sussex left his job two years ago in California to be with Meghan Markle. He claimed that he was financially isolated from his family and had lost support. 

On Monday, Harry discussed his role as ‘chief impact officer’ with California-based mental health start-up BetterUp during the round table discussion.

Harry stated that the world is at the “beginning of mental health awakening” and talked about the importance of ‘continuing the pioneering conversation’.      

Social media users on Twitter were quick to criticize the ‘woke’ prince, who is sixth in line to the British throne, as he continues to live a luxury lifestyle in a $14 million Montecito mansion he owns with Markle. A $25 million Spotify deal was signed by the couple, as well as a contract Netflix worth $150 million.

‘Prince Harry says that we should all leave R jobs if we aren’t happy. What about hospital porters hotel workers, women & men just grateful they have work. #princeharry U is so far removed from the real working classes. You have become an embarrassment and a laughing stock,” tweeted @ducchessfake007. 

Online users noted his 'privilege' as average working class people could not afford to quit their jobs for mental health reasons mainly based on financial reasons

His ‘privilege” was noted by online users as the average worker could not afford to stop working for financial reasons.

Prince Harry is a multimillionaire and has not held down a regular job. He has also never been responsible for paying his bills. According to Harry, quitting work brings him joy. Couldn’t make it up, please someone, anyone, make it stop!,’  @helen_spirit1 tweeted.

It’s very difficult for the average person to have a trust account, particularly if they live paycheck-to-paycheck. #Tissework tweets Joy isn’t always the end goal. Getting paid is the main objective.   

It was also mentioned that not everybody had enough money and couldn’t leave work for their mental health.  

‘Not everyone has £30million tucked away in the bank. He might give similar advice to those who are suffering from mental illness due to their marital status. Be quiet H, please.’ 

Harry discussed Monday with FastCompany, a US magazine about business. He said that the world was awakening to mental well-being and that he had quit a job due to these reasons. 

This comes as a result of a recent survey that found nearly 25% of UK workers plan to switch employers within the next 12 months. It is a result of a “Great Resignation” triggered by high levels vacancy and burnout.

Randstad UK surveyed 6,000 employees and found that 69% felt comfortable moving into a new position in the coming months. 24% of respondents planned to move within 3 to 6 months. 

Prince Harry talks about his work at California-based mental health company BetterUp, where he is 'chief impact officer', in a Q&A session with US business magazine Fast Company

Prince Harry talks about his work at California-based mental health company BetterUp, where he is ‘chief impact officer’, in a Q&A session with US business magazine Fast Company

Harry speaks in a discussion with Fast Company to help promote his work with BetterUp

Harry talks with Fast Company in order to promote his work at BetterUp

Asking him about the changes in BetterUp’s strategy to deal with accelerated workplace trends like increased burnout or resignations, he said that it was a good idea.

Fast Company quoted him as saying: “It brings back the thesis of BetterUp and the work Alexi, Eddie, and their team have been doing over the past eight years, plus before my arrival. [and]Also, my belief system and efforts in the area of mental fitness.

Harry’s interview with Harry: Corporate buzzwords

  • “It was an extraordinary pleasure to discover that social impacts are not a separate entity from the business. They’re interwoven in all we do at BetterUp.
  • “Product development, innovation and positive social impact are closely intertwined.”
  • ‘A major component of this mission, building awareness and continuing the conversation’
  • “With self-awareness, comes the need to make changes.”
  • “The organization or initiative must reach diverse audiences in an equitable way.”
  • “There will be more impact on the course and I am committed to ensuring that the long-lasting and measurable impact is achieved.”

Although it appears that the past few years have brought all of these issues into the spotlight, in reality these struggles and problems have been simmering for many years. The mental health awakening is just beginning.

“This is a crucial work because people finally pay attention to it. A big part of the mission is increasing awareness and leading the discussion.

Harry said, “I discovered this recently through a conversation with you.” [BetterUp science board member]Adam Grant: Not all job resignations are bad.

It is actually a signal that self-awareness can lead to the ability to make changes. People all over the globe have had to endure miserable jobs and are now putting their happiness and mental well-being first. This should be celebrated. 

Harry, a series co-host on Apple TV’s The Me You Can’t See this year, shared with Oprah Winfrey his experiences after his mother’s tragic death.

This is Harry’s brother Prince William, who spoke out about how it was like to deal with death and life moments as an air ambulance pilot.

When he told of his encounter with a former patient, the Duke of Cambridge got emotional. 

William’s voice cracks when he recounts his meeting with the person unnamed who has since recovered but not completely from an injury sustained during an incident that was dealt with by East Anglian Air Ambulance Air Ambulance (EAAA) crew. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex leave the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London on March 9 last year, shortly before they officially stepped down as senior royals

Just before officially being resigned as senior royals, the Duke and Duchess leave Westminster Abbey’s Commonwealth Service in London.

BetterUp's chief executive and founder Alexi Robichaux. In October, BetterUp raised £220million from investors - valuing the company at around £3.4billion

Alexi Robichaux, founder and chief executive of BetterUp. In October, BetterUp raised £220million from investors – valuing the company at around £3.4billion

BetterUp is based at these offices at San Francisco in California. The value of the start up has topped £3billion after securing new funding from some of Silicon Valley's biggest players

BetterUp’s headquarters is located at the following offices in San Francisco, California. The value of the start up has topped £3billion after securing new funding from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players

In an Apple-recorded audio tour, the future King described how he felt he was ‘taking away people’s traumas, people’s sorrow’. This was even though he had a wonderful home and job.

BetterUp: Silicon Valley startup that hired Prince Harry

BetterUp claims it is a company which combines coaching and dynamic digital experiences with personalization to help members grow professionally and personally.

It sells executive coaching and therapy services to individuals and large companies, and employs clinical therapists and ‘executive coaches’ on contract to provide those services. 

A blue-chip company recently paid $2,000 for unlimited coaching for their employees for six months. 

Sign up to your app and receive coaching or video therapy one-on-one through the app

Two USC graduates, Alexi Robichaux & Eduardo Medina founded the company. Robinchaux was born in Dallas, Texas. He describes growing up alongside his father, a Biblical linguist, who translated from Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. 

His maternal grandfather is a Greek-born immigrant and was once an executive assistant at Texas Instruments. He started Youth Leadership for America in high school. Mr Medina is also a USC graduate who worked at management consultant companies Altamont Capital Partners and Bain & Company before starting BetterUp.

William previously spoke out about his experiences working at the EAAA. However, the audio recording he made walking through the Norfolk Queen’s Sandringham Estate, shows how these incidents continue to haunt him. 

Harry is paid a salary by BetterUp. However, BetterUp hasn’t disclosed the amount or whether Harry owns stock options or shares.

BetterUp can offer companies customized coaching plans for their employees in a variety of topics, including nutrition and parenting. Its app costs around £181 per month for each user.

Google, Hilton hotels chain and Warner Bros. movie studio are just a few of the many customers. Recently, the company announced that it would open a London branch and employ 75 employees.

Harry and Meghan have netted several lucrative deals since their move to California, where they now live in an £11million mansion in Montecito.

Last year, it was announced that they signed a multi-year contract with Netflix for production of content such as documentaries and films.

The announcements included a deal to podcast with Spotify, which will allow them to create content. The contracts could be worth millions.

It comes two months after it emerged that the value of BetterUp has topped £3billion after securing new funding from some of Silicon Valley’s biggest players.

In October, BetterUp, which took on the Duke as ‘chief impact officer’ in March, raised £220million from investors – valuing the company at around £3.4billion.

Iconiq Capital was one of the leading investors in the round. This secretive firm has previously managed the funds of billionaires such as Mark Zuckerberg.

Mubadala is another backer, which is a sovereign wealth trust linked to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed. 

The latest funding round takes the total amount the firm has raised to £441million and follows a similar £92million injection in February.  

Harry previously had a 10 year career in the British Army. In 2005, he was recruited at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. According to reports, he was paid approximately $45,000 for his contributions.