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You've might've heard of the new term "quiet quitting".
In another attempt to highlight just how much employees desire work-life balance, quiet quitting has quickly gained momentum on social media, particularly among Gen Z.
Despite what the name suggests, quiet quitting has nothing to do with leaving your job and not telling anyone.
It actually refers to the rejection of hustle culture, and simply doing what is required of you in your professional role.
Not staying after hours. Not answering phone calls on weekends. Not doing what isn't in your position description.
Just... yeah, doing your job.
TikTok creator Zaid Khan (@zkchillin) posted a video about his own discovery of the term in late July. The clip has since amassed over three million views.
"You're not outright quitting your job, but you're quitting the idea of going above and beyond," Khan explained in the video.
"You're still performing your duties, but you're no longer subscribing to the hustle culture mentality that work has to be your life.
"The reality is it's not, and your worth as a person is not defined by your labour."
@zkchillin On quiet quitting #workreform ♬ original sound - ruby
Over the past two years, with the ebbs and flows of COVID affecting how we work and live, you've probably noticed the rise of buzzwords like "languishing", "The Great Resignation" and "burnout", each pointing to a broader need for more balance.