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Employees Stop Going Above And Beyond At Work And Join “Quiet Quitting” Trend, Share Their Stories

Quiet Quitting! You may have overheard your coworkers discussing it at the water cooler or witnessed HR researching it. And if you haven’t, don’t worry: it’s a very new trend, and you’re going to discover why the concept has gone viral throughout the world. In summary, a growing number of people are realizing that their work is useless. They are burnt out and don’t understand the purpose of it all, so they choose to perform the absolute minimum at work.

That means working less overtime (if any at all! ), genuinely relaxing during your breaks, and prioritizing yourself.   In other words, you’re leaving the notion of striving higher, going above and beyond, and exceeding expectations, even if you’re not quitting your work. Because, in many people’s eyes, it’s simply not worth it. You accomplish just enough to get by; you clock out and go about your day. There will be no more hustling culture, working late, or sweating over ambiguous projects and anticipated promotions.

People have started following a new trend called “Quiet Quitting” where they deliver the bare minimum resulting in less productivity.

For one reason, during the epidemic, individuals of all ages, especially Generation Z, understood there is more to life than a job. With a less strict schedule, a remote job enables people to view more interesting elements of life and feel nature. The COVID, paradoxically, dissolved the barriers between work and personal life to the point that work became a part of the home—and therefore occupied more of one’s waking hours. People started realizing that they should put extra effort into other walks of life rather than their boring jobs. The pandemic showed many that the ‘life’ portion of ‘work-life balance’ is far more important.


People are pretty excited about this new idea and have taken it to social media.

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The Idea, as elaborated by a TikToker




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Quiet Quitting might be explained in a variety of ways. “The trend would be considerably more appealing if it were titled ‘The New Boundary Setting.’ Quiet quitting just means being sensible if you can now set boundaries that maintain your emotional and physical well-being. It’s also a good method to operate if you’re an overachiever. Giving less might potentially get you to a healthy level of work ethic; more in line with the bell curve.

When people are unable to find meaning or purpose in their professions, both productivity and the economy suffer. It has greater consequences than it seems. Workers, especially in today’s economy, need to believe they are contributing to the greater good. Otherwise, it’s human nature to perform the bare minimum. Your job search is the first step toward employee engagement. Workers need to find employment that is meaningful to them now more than ever.

“Good money does not automatically imply more job satisfaction.”

It didn’t take long in crashing the labor market…


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Damn, people do be liking it for real


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They are right though


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There…he said it.


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I was also thinking about this lately


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What do you say?


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So is it the media?

Stop going the extra mile if you aren’t getting paid for the fuel




Meanwhile, people are realizing that their work should not be the center of their lives.


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People are actually pissed at the “Quitting” part of the idea.

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Of course, quiet quitting does not imply that no jobs are significant or that you cannot be satisfied in your current employment. Employees are psychologically clocking out after more than two and a half years of the Covid-19 epidemic and the meaninglessness of many jobs and meetings. They don’t see the value in worrying about employment that doesn’t provide them with a feeling of Purpose with a capital ‘P.’

When you’re overworked, unengaged, feel you like have no autonomy and can’t decide where your career might go, how can you expect to feel energized and ambitious about your position? The fact is that many workers simply don’t. And while purpose is generally a two-way street, the tasks themselves have to be meaningful: you can’t expect the employees to shoulder the entire burden of finding meaning where there’s none to begin with.

People saw it as a consequence of Capitalism

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Quitting isn’t the right word then…as I see it

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Now that’s LOUD


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Another way of looking at it


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No way Sir!

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He discovered it long ago…


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Short and Simple

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This is where “The Management” comes in

A funny story


With the boosting trend of “Quiet Quitting”, someone went against the wind and brought everybody’s attention to the sin of “Quiet Firing”.

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In case you were wondering…

However, on LinkedIn, a few professionals stressed upon ‘loving your job’.


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The debate is getting interesting


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The evil boss

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The Bitter Truth?

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Is it true that not everybody can Quit Quietly? Let us know in the comments.


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The purpose of collecting this many comments and bringing them to you is to let you know how different people think about this idea. So, keep the trend going on by presenting your thoughts in the comments section below, and don’t forget to share this article with your social circle.


What do you think?