By | Clement Ooi | vulcanpost.com
In recent weeks, a new trend has taken over social media by storm: the idea of quiet quitting.
Log on to LinkedIn and start scrolling, and chances are, within a few posts, there will be someone giving their two cents on why they chose to quiet quit, or a lengthy sob story about how an employee turned from a valuable asset to a quiet quitter.
But what is quiet quitting really? In general, it refers to when an employee decides to stop going above and beyond at their job, and simply do the bare minimum for their employer to avoid being fired.
This can be due to multiple reasons. Perhaps, they feel that the job is not for them and are preparing to make a switch soon. Or, they feel that the company does not offer them enough to go beyond the bare minimum.
This practice has been criticised as pointless by some, since quiet quitters still do their work, but others have criticised it and traced its origins to the rat race that seems to offer few rewards.
But is quiet quitting really that bad? After all, one can never expect all employees to be fully passionate all the time. And even if there are quiet quitters, is it something that employers should be worried about?