SEOUL — Yoon Chang-hyun’s parents told him to get his sanity checked when he quit his secure job as a researcher at Samsung Electronics in 2015 to start his own YouTube channel.

The 65 million won ($57,619) annual salary — triple South Korea’s average entry-level wage — plus top-notch health care and other benefits offered by the world’s biggest smartphone and memory chip maker was the envy of many college graduates.

But, burned out and disillusioned by repeated night shifts, narrowing opportunities for promotion and skyrocketing property prices that have pushed homeownership out of reach, the then-32-year-old Yoon gave it all up in favor of an uncertain career as an internet content provider.

Yoon is among a growing wave of South Korean millennials ditching stable

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