Over the last couple of months, you have likely heard the term quiet quitting. However, many people don’t realize exactly what the term means, and how it can impact your job. Perhaps you have experienced quiet quitting firsthand, or perhaps you haven’t realized it is something you are experiencing. But, if you have felt the impact of quiet quitting, it may be time to re-evaluate your current position, and consider your options.
What is quiet quitting?
You might be thinking quiet quitting means exactly what it sounds like. But that’s not the case. In general, the term can be described as doing only what is expected of your job description, and nothing more. Any extra tasks that go above and beyond, staying late at the office, or working on the weekends will no longer be done. Employees want to be recognized and compensated for the extra efforts they do. When that doesn’t happen, they may consider quiet quitting to avoid burnout or to protect their mental health.
In some cases, quiet quitting may be beneficial to show your boss that without you going that extra mile, they will see that reflected in client and business satisfaction. However, quiet quitting may have an adverse effect. Putting in extra time and effort is often rewarded in the workplace. Therefore, we would suggest, that if you are quietly quitting, you may want to consider your options.
In an article from BBC, Quiet quitting: The workplace trend taking over TikTok, career coach and podcast host Joanne Mallon said the following: “Everybody has quiet quit at some point in their lives, but ultimately it might be a sign that it’s time to move on and get out of a space physically.”
As professional resume writers, who work closely with our clients to uncover their value, this is an ideal time to assess your current resume. If, as an employee, you have been performing a variety of roles above and beyond your current description, you likely have additional strengths to now include in your resume. With that, you may be able to obtain more advantageous and fulfilling employment opportunities.
This also opens the door to a conversation you should have with your current supervisor regarding the increase of salary, benefits, etc., where you can indicate the additional duties that you have been performing. If the company doesn’t recognize your efforts, this may be the time to seek employment elsewhere where you can market your growing skill set.
We know that people aren’t always completely satisfied with their job. It is normal to have ebbs and flows throughout your career. However, if you find yourself in a position where you are quietly quitting, you are likely not satisfied with your current employment.
We would love the opportunity to discuss your situation, and the additional skills you have developed, to help guide you to a place where you no longer feel the need to consider quiet quieting. Contact our team today! Stay tuned for next weeks blog, where we will discuss quiet firing and what that means for you.