A new concept is quietly spreading around offices, factories and workplaces worldwide. Workers are embracing the concept of "quiet quitting". With this phenomenon, workers are slowly not doing things that are outside of their contract. The website entrepreneur.com says quiet quitting "is the process of coming 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 after the coronavirus pandemic. People have decided they want a more fulfilling work-life balance, and not get burnt out at work. Workers are not doing unpaid duties they once voluntarily did in their workplaces. They are doing the bare minimum and leaving at five on the dot. Some employers are responding with "quiet firing". They want to get employees to leave. They do this by not raising salaries, ignoring workers' ideas and excluding them from meetings. A poll found that 48 per cent of workers in a survey have seen quiet firing in their workplace.