Quiet quitting is taking the younger generation by storm, especially those on TikTok. The idea behind “quiet quitting” is to do no more than what’s asked of you at work and then check out. Once you’re out of the office, there’s no more responding to work e-mails, slack, nada.
A quiet quitter does not go above and beyond the call of duty. Instead, they put in up to 100% work for 100% pay. They’ve been able to create a strong boundary between work and personal life.
Quiet quitters are also the ones who work 40 hours a week or less! By only having to work a single-digit hours day, there is much less stress. So long as they aren’t complaining about why they can’t get ahead, all is good!
Work-from-home has created increased anxiety for workers to always be on. And most people have a hard time saying no, especially to a boss who also wants to get ahead.
For those of you wishing to achieve financial freedom sooner, the quiet quitting movement might be a godsend! And for parents, quiet quitting should lower your anxiety about your child’s future.
No Such Thing As Quiet Quitting In Some Industries
When I first started working in finance in 1999, I regularly worked between 60 – 70 hours a week. There were no set hours. Instead, we worked every day and every evening until most of the work was done.
But because I worked in international equities, the work was never done! By the time 7 pm rolled around, my colleagues in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore had started trickling in at 7 am their time. Oftentimes, I had to be online until 9 pm ensuring my requests were executed before I went to bed. Because if I woke up and my