The Busyness Paradox

The Quiet Quitting Quagmire

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By now you've probably heard about "quiet quitting," the latest workplace trend to blow the minds of journalists and social media posters alike. This stunning act of rebellion involves employees doing the work they are paid to do. Seriously. That's what quiet quitting is. It's neither quiet nor quitting, but it's a movement nonetheless.

The hoopla, of course, is about what these mutinous workers are NOT doing. They're not making charitable donations of their time and energy to their employers. They're not responding to work emails at their kids' birthday parties. They're not spending extra (unpaid) hours in the office as a matter of course. They're not viewing the contents of their job descriptions as "the bare minimum."

And so, in solidarity with this movement, we present a stripped-down, "bare minimum" deep-dive into quiet quitting.

Articles and Books Discussed in this Episode:

What Is Quiet Quitting on TikTok?

If Your Co-Workers Are ‘Quiet Quitting,’ Here’s What That Means

Quiet Quitting: Why Doing the Bare Minimum at Work Has Gone Global

Employees Say ‘Quiet Quitting’ Is Just Setting Boundaries. Companies Fear Long-Term Effects

A Look at 'Quiet Quitting' — and Whether It's a Good or Bad Thing

The Backlash to Quiet Quitting Smacks of Another Attempt by the Ruling Class to Get Workers Back Under Their Thumbs: Am I Wrong?

Tessa West: Jerks at Work: Toxic Coworkers and What to Do About Them

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