The way people are approaching ‘quiet quitting’ seems to differ.
Some say that ‘quiet quitting’ isn’t about being lazy or doing poor work. The purpose of ‘quiet quitting’ is supposed to be about restoring a healthy balance in your career and work. Essentially this means that you’re doing exactly what you’re paid to do and establishing firm boundaries.
This doesn’t mean that you put less effort or attention into your job, but rather that you direct your effort and attention into exactly the duties that you’re supposed to be doing, during the hours you’re contracted to be working.
However, not everyone is on board with ‘quiet quitting’.
‘Quiet quitting’ means that workers are less willing to stay late, arrive early or engage in other non-mandatory activities, such as answering emails outside of work hours. But could this cause negative impacts on their career progression?
However, others believe that distancing yourself from your role and feeling resentful doesn’t help anyone. It doesn’t serve the organisation you’re working for, and it doesn’t benefit you in the long run.
If you’re not developing, you’re not moving forwards, and you’re not gaining any skills that will help you step up into a job that you do want, then you’ve essentially already got one foot out of the door. If this is the case, then it could be best for everyone if you take that other step over the threshold and find a role where you will feel more fulfilled with career prospects more aligned to you.