“This means that the expectation is that you do more than the company actually compensates you for, and that will work well for you,” she said. “That doesn’t make sense to me. You do the work for which you are compensated, and if you want to go further, that is good for you, but that shouldn’t be a requirement.”
“This is a term that has no value,” she added.
Matt Spielman, NYC professional coach and author of Inflection Points: How to Work and Live with Purpose,” he said, understands why some people want to cut back. “If someone is really burned out or at the end of their rope or has personal issues, I think returning the switch from 10 to 7, 6 or 5,” he said. It makes sense.”
Motivation is believed to be stronger with remote work. “With telecommuting, feeling less involved, less part of a team, is much easier for managers, and it’s easier for managers to disconnect from employees and vice versa,” he said. “There are fewer limits to when to start and when to stop.”
But he worries about people engaging in quietly quitting as a way to get revenge on the company. “Quiet take-off sounds very passive-aggressive,” he said. “If someone is being overwhelmed, there has to be a frank conversation about that, and it has to be both ways. Just saying, ‘I’m going to do the absolute bare minimum because I deserve it or I have problems'” – It doesn’t really help anyone.”
Above all, Mr. Spielman believes that quietly quitting smoking prevents people from finding the jobs they love, which give them a sense of meaning and belonging.
“You work four, five, six, sometimes seven days a week,” he said. “There is nothing sad to waste all that time in your life trying not to enjoy, participate and get excited about the work you do.”
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