How ‘quiet quitting’ became the next phase of the Great Resignation

Quiet quitting is having a moment.

This trend is especially prevalent among Gen Zers, who are increasingly refusing to answer email on weekends or evenings, and skipping additional assignments outside of their core duties.

Zaid Khan, a 24-year-old engineer from New York City, made this trend popular with his viral Tiktok videoIn July. 

Khan stated in his video, “You can still perform your duties but you’re not subscribing mentally to the hustle culture that work must be our life.” Your labor isn’t what defines you as an individual.

In the U.S., quiet quitting could also be a backlash to so-called hustle culture — the 24/7 startup grind popularized by figures like Gary Vaynerchuk and others.

Nadia De Ala founder of Real You Leadership said, “Quiet Quitting is an Antidote To hustle Culture.” She “quietly” quit her job five years ago. It is almost direct resistance to and disruption of hustle culture. This is why I find it exciting that there are so many doing it.

Last year was the Great Resignation dominatedThe economic news cycle. It’s now the quiet quitting trend, which is gaining momentum in the second half 2022 at a moment when U.S. productivity rates are raising concerns. Information on U.S. worker productivity posted its biggest annual dropIn the second quarter. 

Why is this happening? You can see the video to find out if quiet quitting has a negative effect on the U.S. Economy and what it is being viewed as as part of The Great Resignation story.

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