The new term "Quiet Quitting" became popular these past few weeks on social media. A news article from Inquirer.net defines quiet quitting as not quitting your job at all. It is just doing what's required of you on paper—nothing more, nothing less. You don't actually resign. You stop going the extra mile for the sake of your mental health so that you avoid stress.
When you spend day in, and day out at a job you hate, you'd better believe you will be stressed out. Over the years, that stress adds up, and you could have health problems. Also, you bring that stress home, affecting everyone around you. Try to ask yourself- do I hate my job because of my boss, colleague, customer, company policy, or the work I do?
According to Jared Easley, co-author of Stop Chasing Influencer, if you stay at a job you hate for years, you could be training yourself to accept mediocrity. That may sound a little extreme but think about it. You're learning how to settle for a "good enough" situation, which will affect how you feel about other problems in your life. When you start to settle for multiple "good enough," you will be wasting time, a precious resource that you will never get back. You will also miss opportunities by not doing what you genuinely like to do, which you will regret later.
If you accept mediocrity in your current role, it will become a habit. If it becomes a habit, you will bring it with you even if you move to other companies or start your own business.
Quiet quitting hurts you more than it hurts your employer. Quiet Quitting is keeping YOU from the life you truly deserve.
Rather than Quiet Quitting, it would be better to truly quit and do things you enjoy with 101% of your talents, resources, people you want, company, and your most precious time.