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Quiet Quitting, Pt. I: TikTok Trend is Bad For Both the Employer & Employee

Quiet Quitting became a trend after a video went viral over the summer.

“Quiet quitting is a newer thing that’s kind of become a TikTok trend,” said Relevé Counseling Therapist Jessica Olmo.

Despite the presence of the word, ‘quit,’ this trend has nothing to do with workers actually quitting their jobs.

“Essentially. people who are kind of disengaging from their jobs and putting in very minimal effort and working the minimum number of hours.”

It also means employees set a boundary with their employer and refuse to do more than they are compensated for. While the quiet quitting label is new, the idea behind it is not. According to a recent Gallup poll, a majority of American workers already mail it in on the job. Jessica believes the key to prevent it from seeping into your workplace is for supervisors and their employees to communicate more effectively.

“As a supervisor, part of your job is to keep the team together and you should be able to kind of know your employees a little bit.”

Managers can make a point to have at least one meaningful discussion every week with an employee. That discussion could include setting goals for the week and providing feedback.

"Sometimes, it’s as little as they just want the recognition that they’re doing a good job and doing a good job doesn’t always mean that you’re going to put in 120% and that’s ok too."


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