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Quiet Quitting - the new “great resignation”



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,982 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

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  • Tbh, I work in a profession where working overtime on a semi frequent basis largely doesn't benefit my job. If anything, I tend to do a better job if I just come in the next day with a fresh mind. I realistically do work more than a normal 9 to 5. But I enjoy what I do.

    I have had a handful of occasions where I've worked overtime to a substantial degree in previous roles, it wasn't good for me either physically or mentally.

    And in general I am viewed as a top performer in my role. Working well with my time is more beneficial than excess tbh.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,982 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,242 ✭✭✭brokenangel

    Don’t think so, you have people in our office pre covid worked hard all day but would still be working at 8/9 at night and up next morning

    Same people work hard all day but quit at the right time and just no work in evening etc

    I noticed it started in covid when people would set up call at 8 in morning and then 6-7 in evening, during 1-2 wtc

    People got pi**dd very quickly and then our work banned calls before 9 and after finish, also 1-2 was banned

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,982 ✭✭✭SuperBowserWorld

    Hmm I just went on a rant in my responses. I think it was the 9-5 mention from RTE, of all organisations, when that's a short work week for me.

    But yep, what you said nails it for a lot of cases.

  • Registered Users Posts: 545 ✭✭✭Crocodile Booze

    It's always been around, known as work-to-rule.

  • Registered Users Posts: 762 ✭✭✭Relax brah

    We had something similar, half day Fridays - people very rarely use them now as they have too much on. Company isn’t exactly reinforcing the message either.

    Fair play to your company that’s a very good idea but how heavily enforced is it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,434 ✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    That's not quite what work-to-rule is. Only working contracted hours is only a small part of it and it's an action taken in order to reduce output and efficiency, usually as a form if industrial action.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,250 ✭✭✭✭bucketybuck

    I can see there being a rise in people who formerly would have done a bit extra while in office, but are now becoming more black and white about things due to being at home. Seems like a natural consequence of a rise in work from home.

    But dickheads getting wet as they count the minutes until they can record themselves slamming the laptop shut at 5pm, all so that they can post it on social media and get the shallow kudos from other dickheads?

    Thats not a problem, because that sort of moron never contributed much to begin with.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,031 ✭✭✭evolvingtipperary101

    Quiet Quitting? Is that what they're calling the admin side of the HSE now?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,891 ✭✭✭Former Former Former

    Biting your nose to spite your face.

    You might not want to put in the extra effort and that's fair enough.

    When the promotions and pay raises are being dished out, you'll be at the back of the queue.

    When you're in your 20s and early 30s, free of baggage and have the energy, that's the time to work your ass off and make a name for yourself.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,086 ✭✭✭✭Mrs OBumble

    Many of ye appear to have missed the definition of quiet-quitting.

    It's not about working hard during your contracted hours, and then stopping.

    It is about doing the absolute minimum you can do without getting fired. So contracted hours, minimum outputs, no learning new skills. Just plodding as slowly as you can get away with.

    So yeah, if you want to be an unpromotable dead-head, who has no colleagues who you can trade favours with ('cos you never do anything to help anyone else), then quiet-quit away.

    Just keep in mind that technology keeps changing. The skills which are keeping you employed today will likely be obsolete in a few years time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 22,755 ✭✭✭✭One eyed Jack

    I think you’ve both misconstrued the group of people being identified in the latest social media fad. They’re not the people who work hard or the people you know you can trust, or that team you put together that you know you have each other’s backs on a project, you know what’s going on because your team are comfortable with coming to you with anything and you’re able to plan accordingly. Just now I think of it, as I said in another thread yesterday - when they ask me to add them on Facebook, I know more than I want to know about them already. I know I can trust them, I don’t need to know anything else about them.

    The types who are literally looking for praise for doing the most basic expectations of their employment, I wouldn’t want to deal with them in the first place. I don’t know how, or why they’re employed, but they’re clearly lacking in job satisfaction, it’s unrewarding for them, because they’re looking to be rewarded for achieving nothing. They always have a “sticking it to the man, company doesn’t care about you” mentality, whereas 99% in my experience, just don’t care about themselves.

    They’re not the same as someone who is efficient, productive and capable of managing their time effectively so that I know I can rely on them, I don’t have to micro-manage them to the nth degree, wasting my own time that’s better spent on work projects I’m working on. It sounds like those employees engaging in this latest fad just want people to notice them, they want to be supervised and micro-managed so they can justify their bad attitude to the world of employment as an adult, where they are expected to be able to be trusted to manage themselves.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,242 ✭✭✭brokenangel

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,325 ✭✭✭cuttingtimber22

    IMHO - employers have been taking the piss. Expectations of always on and blind loyalty. I don’t think the answer is downing tools at 5pm but neither is it acceptable that people work too 9pm and still have to catch up at the weekend with the implicit threat of no promotions or bonuses.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,755 ✭✭✭✭One eyed Jack

    I did read the article, and I read your post too. They’re not the same groups of people. The phenomenon being described in the article doesn’t apply to the group of people you’re talking about.

    The group of people you’re talking about are hardly announcing it on social media when they’re arriving at their desks, when they’re taking lunch, when they’re finished for the day, as if the online world is their parent, and they’re in kindergarten.

    It’s not a new fad that’s sweeping the globe, it’s just become more apparent due to social media, but it’s been observed across industries since industrialisation.