QUIET QUITTING — A post pandemic buzzword of corporate world

Quantum Thinker
5 min readAug 31, 2022

“We work jobs we hate, to buy things we don’t need, to impress people we don’t like.” — Tyler Durden

Quiet Quitting
Quiet Quitting

Since few days, I have been observing new term “Quiet Quitting” or “Quit Quitting” every here and there on the internet. Out of sheer curiosity I read few articles and understood:

“It means doing only what’s required of you at work without going extra miles in order to manage stress and enhance mental wellbeing due to investing less of yourself in your job.”

The term “quiet quitting” emerged early in 2022 on social media platform ‘TikTok’ to describe the phenomenon of workers refusing to go above and beyond at their jobs and instead simply meeting those jobs’ basic requirements. Typically, these workers hailed from fields known for under-compensating extra employee efforts and encouraging hustle cultures that left little time for finding meaning, purpose, or cultivating relationships outside of work. But as quiet quitting became increasingly popular, employees from practically every profession started taking notice — and wondering whether they should quietly quit, too.

Why Employees Are Quietly Quitting?

Many employees are fed up with not receiving wage increases or promotions congruent with the amount of effort they’re putting into their work. Others are tired of not having enough time and energy for non-work endeavors, like family, friends, hobbies, and other activities that improve their wellbeing. Many quiet quitters have personally experienced (or witnessed in others) the repercussions of skipping on sleep, exercise, and quality time with loved ones in order to “get ahead” at a job and they’re refusing to incur any further damages to their physical and mental health by repeatedly pushing themselves too hard.

“True intelligence is self-awareness — including a sense of just how wrong you likely are most of the time as a result of your biases.” — Peter Joseph

What are the acclaimed benefits of Quiet Quitting?

Many quiet quitters claim that forgoing the extra mile(s) at their jobs is a means of offsetting or managing this burnout, since doing only what’s required is thought to lower the…

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