Why is it every couple of years we get new names for a condition that's been around for at least 50 years?
I think it's because a new GURU comes along and needs a new title for an article or book. So they give it a new name so they can say they were the first to ID it.
This time it's "Quiet Quitting" which supposedly describes why people are limiting
thier work to just what they get paid to do.
What a great concept; Just do the work you get paid to do! Wow revolutionary!
In most of the world this is called working,
In the US it's not hustling. In the US It's seen as "not being a team player, not putting in 120%, not going above and beyond to meet the company needs", etc.
You know what they call it at your company.
Try; You just don't have the company's best interests at heart or You just don't prioritize the company and your work in your life.Or my favorite; you need to go above and beyond to prove yourself, to prove you can be promoted or to prove you can keep your job.
I've read several articles warning workers to "be careful" they could be let go if they stop working over and above what they get paid for.
Why is that? Why are they warning you?
Because without you doing your job AND someone else's they would have to appropriately staff your division and that would cut into the company's profit margin.
During that pesky pandemic, millions left their jobs in the great resignation (another spiffy new term) which is really a condition brought to you by years of bad management
and mistreatment of workers.
Workers saw they had options and left to pursue them. They saw they could have a life and a job and not neglect their families. Some Companies reacted with a heavy hand demanding they return to work with no promise of or better working conditions.
Most were able to get new jobs, better jobs with better conditions.Consequently companies are left running around trying to fill positions that are still empty with no attempt to face what caused the situation to begin with.
So those of you who remain are forced to make up for lack of head count and you've made the decision to do only what your job description says you get paid for.You've chosen to set boundaries and keep a better quality of life!
Well to that I say BRAVO! It's about time your quality of life trumps work!
If you want to call it "Quiet Quitting" be my guest. Call it anything you want to and keep your quality of life!
For those of you who have to hire, or are talent managers get a clue! It was your company's bad management NOT lazy workers!
I recommend two books to you;
-It's The Manager by Clifton and Harter
This book describes the results of the largest global study of the Future of Work from Gallup.I think you can guess what they found just from the title.
-The Addictive Organization by Schaef &
It describes why we Overwork, Cover UP, Pick up the pieces, Please the boss and Perpetuate Sick Organizations (it's subtitle).
Yup someone got to it before it was renamed "Quiet Quitting" and they did a better job of describing it!
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