What’s this ‘quiet quitting’ trend?

… And does it even make sense?

Normally when you think about someone quitting a job, you envision an explosive scene like this one from Jerry Maguire.

What’s this ‘quiet quitting’ trend?

But online chatter around a relatively new trend known as “quiet quitting” is gaining steam.

What’s quiet quitting?

As explained in one viral clip, it involves “not outright quitting your job, but… quitting the idea of going above and beyond.”

Quiet quitting is trending at a time when quitting itself is more relevant than ever.

  • 40% of employees are willing to quit for a 5% raise, and 20% are ready to leave for other jobs with the same pay.

But not everyone’s on board. Shini, a full-time software developer and vegetable farmer, posted a response video. She asked, “If quiet quitting means not going above and beyond and just doing what you’re paid to do… isn’t that just called working?”

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