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'Quiet quitting' becoming common in workplaces






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The concept of "quiet quitting" is quietly spreading around offices, factories and workplaces worldwide. This is when workers stop doing things that are not in their contract. Entrepreneur.com says quiet quitting is going to work "to achieve the minimum requirements of your role in the time that you're there, then leaving". It added that workers do not offer to do overtime, do not do duties not in their contract, and do not go "the extra mile".

Quiet quitting became popular because of the pandemic. People want a better work-life balance. They do not want to get burnt out at work. Workers are not doing things they once did voluntarily. They are doing the bare minimum and leaving exactly on time. Bosses are responding with "quiet firing" to get workers to leave. They are not raising salaries and are ignoring workers' ideas. A poll found that 48 per cent of workers have seen quiet firing in their workplace.

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