I’ve yet to see any TikToks that explicitly connect the dots between “quiet quitting” and what’s long been known within labor activism as “work to rule,” which is when a group of workers collectively decide to really do the bare minimum of their job descriptions…The goal: communicate just how much employers depend on motivated, engaged workers who feel adequately and fairly compensated for the work that they do.
🙄 I assume preventing this tactic is why every job description at my old work listed “other duties as assigned.” And I was in a union 🤷♀️
The quiet quitting thing is stupid. Really, bosses are so confused about what a job is that they consider it a form of quitting to not do additional work beyond your job description (and sometimes multiple people’s jobs because they can’t be fussed to hire quickly or retain workers)? 🤨 Talk about entitlement.