What does '"Quiet Quitting"' mean? “Quiet-quitting is the concept of performing your job expectations and not going above and beyond”

The pattern is also called “anti-hustle culture”. You still go to work every day, on time, and fulfill your job description and  mandatory tasks. Only.

Quiet quitters will only work essential hours, and not work overtime or on extra projects.

“This isn't what I would consider a new thing – it's just a different name for a concept that has always existed in the workforce,”

For some quiet quitters, the reason is to balance life demands better. “Workers have gotten so caught up in hustle culture they're now having to demonstrate their burnout by taking a step back from working to achieve more,”

According to professor of economics and public policy at the University of Toronto, Dr. Philip Oreopoulos, the popularity of quiet quitting shows a labour market challenge. Employers now squeeze workers for more productivity, but for the same pay, he told CTV News Toronto.

Workers may feel some resentment, and therefore may consider changing jobs, or simply working less. The previous hot topic was the "great resignation" which has now made way for "quiet-quitting".  Both because workers feel underappreciated and underpaid causing them to disengage with their jobs.

While some positions allow for doing the minimum,  other job fields require being available at different times and with extra effort, such as sales positions.  In those cases, "quiet quitting" may cause employers to find and replace employees.

It is vital for workers to feel appreciated, in feeling and finance, and to feel wanted and part of the company process.

All Quotes: Andrea Bartlett, director of people operations of HR software company, Humi

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