What’s this ‘quiet quitting’ trend? - The Hustle
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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.

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.

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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