"Quit Quitting": Is that a thing or no?


October 13, 2022

Have you heard of the “quiet quitting” trend that is being breathlessly reported on social media?

Quiet quitting refers to doing the minimum requirements of one’s job and putting in no more time, effort or enthusiasm than absolutely necessary.

Quiet quitters continue to draw a paycheck, but they have finally seen the folly of arriving early, staying late, attending non-mandatory meetings and the like. (“This is an accounting firm! How come I never questioned why there are barges to tote and bales to lift???”)

In Greek mythology, Icarus erred by flying too close to the sun. Now wor...

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