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A new culture of work has been [quietly / quitting] spreading around offices, factories and workplaces worldwide. Workers are increasingly [embarrassing / embracing] the concept of "quiet quitting". This [emerging / emergence] phenomenon [entails / entrails] workers slowly abandoning doing things that are not part of their [contact / contract] . The website entrepreneur.com defines quiet quitting as [following / follows] : "Quiet quitting is the [progress / process] of coming to work to achieve the minimum requirements of your role in the time that you're there, then leaving. No [offices / offers] of overtime, no stepping outside your designated obligations, no [going / running] the extra mile. It's the silent withdrawal of extra labor to mitigate what are perceived as unreasonable [pleasures / pressures] ."

Quiet quitting has increased [in / on] popularity since the coronavirus pandemic. People are reassessing their attitudes [towards / from] work. They have decided to achieve a more fulfilling work-life balance, and focus [in / on] avoiding job burnout. Workers are jettisoning unpaid duties they once voluntarily carried [in / out] in their workplaces. They do the [bear / bare] minimum and leave at five on the [dot / slash] . Some employers are responding with what is being termed [as / was] "quiet firing". This is when bosses try to get [employees / employers] to leave. They do this by not raising salaries, disregarding employees' ideas and [emitting / omitting] them from meetings. A LinkedIn poll found that 48 per cent of employees in a [survey / scurvy] have seen quiet firing in the workplace.

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