what is “quiet quitting”? npr explains it’s when employees don’t give 110% at work -- they log off on time, and only do what’s required to stay on the payroll
quiet quitting caused quite the stir in 2022. fast company wrote that social media engagement with the topic rose 14,000% in a 2-week period in august 2022. the term seemed to get under everyone’s skin!
many employers and employees offered their 2 cents. in short, some people thought it lazy, others thought it was a totally fair practice -- the wsj
this tiktoker’s take is that quiet quitting is really about protecting your life outside of work!
but *this* tiktoker demo’d quiet quitting in a different way -- it’s about “acting your wage”!
according to a gallup poll, quiet quitting is just about everywhere. they reported that at least 50% of the workforce are quiet quitters!
wsj said it’s a gen-z fueled phenom: this has become a thing bc they’re joining the workforce now -- and they’re just the type to do something like this
but this tiktoker says quiet quitters are really just employees who choose to do the work they’re paid to do (and no more)
wapo had a different take: it ain’t new -- it’s just another way to say “employee disengagement”. and burnout may be why
cbs: maybe quiet quitting is an extension of the great resignation -- it’s another way for employees to take control over their work/life balance
a substacker: quiet quitting is the result of unfair salary jobs that expect workers to do more without getting paid for their extra labor
the atlantic thinks quiet quitting isn’t a phenom at all. the term went viral bc it gives a name to complex, chronic issues employees and their managers experience
but this blogger thinks it’s a consequence of our collective sense of doom: workers can’t be expected to care about our jobs if there’s a climate crisis apocalypse in the near future!
this tiktoker is: the concept of quiet quitting gaslights employees into thinking that they shouldn’t have a life outside of work. plus, it’s up to the *employer* to keep their workers engaged!
psych today likes the practice in general: it helps prevent burnout, gives workers control over their lives, and promotes a healthy work/life balance
otoh, shark tank star kevin o’leary is anti-quiet quitting: if you want success and freedom later in life, you gotta be willing to put in the extra time now
elon’s not into quiet quitters, either. he gave twitter employees an ultimatum -- work hard or leave. some experts say elon’s strat is risky, but others think it may bring a hardcore work culture to twitter -- wsj
an nyt op is anti too, but for a diff reason: reclaiming your time is not about doing less, it’s about doing more of the things you like! phoning it in at work isn’t going to make you feel any less burned out
and forbes has a tip for managers: support quiet quitters by giving them more resources to tackle their tasks