For many workers of color, quiet quitting is a way of dealing with biased coworkers and toxic workplaces.
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The phrase “quiet quitting” gained traction after Insider published a story on “coasting culture.”
Workers from minority backgrounds have been quiet-quitting, or setting work boundaries, for years.
The trend is growing among workers of all backgrounds. Three women shared their experiences with it.
The working world goes through phases, and every now and then, employees coalesce around terms they feel empower them to take control of their lives. One of the latest work trends we’ve been reading about and seeing in TikTok videos is “quiet quitting.”
As many of us have been seeking ways to set better boundaries between our work life and our personal life, workers from all backgrounds continue to struggle with burnout and exhaustion as pandemic issues persist.
Many of us felt a kinship as we discussed quiet quitting. Do you quiet-quit? When can you quiet-quit? Should you boast about it?
It’s a phrase that gained traction after Insider published a story on “coasting culture” in March and has been ricocheting across social media. Not depleting yourself at work and doing just what’s expected — or maybe even less — seemed to be the latest answer to our struggles with the outsize influence work often has on our lives.
But quiet quitting isn’t a new phenomenon, particularly for workers from marginalized backgrounds. In fact, diversity advocates say the idea of quiet quitting is gaining momentum in part because white workers are making noise about it.
“It’s not until it affects white people, it’s not until it affects heterosexual people, that we collectively say, ‘We got to start talking about this,'” Tiffany Jana, the CEO of TMI Consulting, said. “It’s not great people are being forced to act this way, but at the same time, it’s good it’s going mainstream.”
Quiet quitting has become a solution some workers are willing to open up about, particularly an outspoken, progressive Gen Z cohort. More workers are demanding fair wages, a say in how their respective companies are run, and better benefits that support well-being and mental health.
For many, quiet quitting is a luxury and needs to be done carefully to avoid getting in trouble at work. Historically, workers from underrepresented backgrounds have felt they have to do more than their white colleagues. Navigating the boundaries of quiet quitting and what …read more
Source:: Business Insider