Quiet Quitting: Is This New Trend Affecting You?

by | Apr 11, 2022

(EliteLikeYou)The new trend or phenomenon of quiet quitting is taking over social media, however, many people still haven’t heard of it. 

After the pandemic, many people lost their jobs or were furloughed. Even if they got their jobs back eventually, many people became disillusioned. Some People who had built a career over the past 10 to 15 years were discarded like trash. 

Many people became angry and decided to do something about it…

When Did Quiet Quitting Become a Thing?

After all, this occurred,  many people began moving to different cities and starting new jobs where they felt appreciated. Many found positions where they were making double and triple their previous salaries and were treated with respect. 

Others quit their jobs altogether during what was called the Great Resignation, the nation’s ‘quit rate’ actually hit a 20-year high! Some people started new businesses, retired, or decided to Netflix and chill.

However, many people are coming to the realization, that they really liked working remotely. Or they enjoyed time with loved ones, they began to appreciate what is really important in life is FAMILY and Freedom. 

But the reality is, that we live in a world where people have to make money to survive, so people are quietly quitting. 

No, You’re Not REALLY Quitting!

People are not really quitting. They are just doing the bare minimum in their job so they don’t get fired, but they are not crazy hustling as they did before.

Many people have worked 10-12 hour days in the hopes of climbing that cooperate ladder or being seen as the go-getter. However, people are not simply interested in doing that anymore.

Instead of getting to work an hour early, many are deciding to get to work a few minutes earlier. Rather than spending days on a project, some are choosing to spend a few hours. Doing just enough not to get fired.

Also, many people have side hustles or online businesses they are devoting themselves to.

Many 9-5’rs are envisioning the day when they can work from their laptop on a beach rather than the mundane existence of being trapped in a cubical every day.

But, What happens when you go to a job you hate every day?

If you hate your job but are going to work every day,  there is a chance this will affect you mentally and emotionally. You may start to become bitter and angry and eventually QUIT altogether.

Below are a few scenarios as well as solutions to help you if you are currently Quiet Quitting:

  • Depression and Anxiety- Quiet quitting can cause you to feel depressed and anxious. You may dread going to work every day or facing your boss and co-workers. This can cause internal struggle and stress that could be very damaging to your mental health. be on the lookout for these mental health struggles.

You may also feel awful because you are forcing yourself to be somewhere you don’t want to be.

  • Checked Out- If you are checked out, how good of a job are you really doing? Are you selling yourself short and not living to your full potential? Is this where you are choosing to waste your talent and experience?
  • Search For Greener Pastures- There is an overabundance of jobs out there. Don’t believe me check out Indeed or ZipRecruiter. There are more jobs than there have ever been. Look for something that is going to make you happy and feel appreciated and fulfilled.
  • Know What You Want- Before deciding on a new job really know what you want and what will make you happy. Journal your thoughts and ideas to help you with clarity.
  • Learn Something New- If you have no choice but to Quiet Quit, take the time and effort that you would have put into your current job to learn something new. This could help you become more marketable in the field you are interested in.  

Hope these tips help you in your Professional endeavors…

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