The term ‘quiet quitting’ has been getting a lot of media attention lately. It is a term to describe doing the bare minimum required at one’s job.
I am reposting this article because I think it speaks to the key issues that I believe are at the source of the recent phenomenon: stress, employee burnout and conflating one’s whole identity, status and meaning in life with their job title.
I do believe that work can provide you with purpose, but it becomes problematic when it subsumes all other areas of one’s life including one’s relationships, hobbies and passion projects.
What do you think about this trend of ‘quiet quitting’? Let me know in the comments
In the modern world, our job titles tend to be the centerpiece of our identities. When you meet someone new at a social gathering, the first piece of information that they will likely disclose to the question ‘what do you do?’ is the details of your chosen profession.
Your answer to this question will dictate how you will be perceived by others.
If you tell your new acquaintance that you have a senior or executive level position at a high performing business, you will be met with praise and admiration. You are someone who went to elite universities, wears trendy suits, sleeps in posh hotels and works late hours – the epitome of a success story. People will flock towards you with great interest and enthusiasm. You are seen to have high status, and in their eyes, your efforts should be celebrated.
On the other hand, if you tell this…
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