Source: Money Review
After the Great Resignation, a new trend is emerging in the workplace. They call it "silent resignation" and it's already a big trend on TikTok, with millions of views among younger professionals.
...they are not lazy. They simply refuse to push themselves to the point of burnout, realizing that there are other things in life besides work.
This new trend stems from a generation that refuses to put much effort into work. But unlike the Great Resignation, the employee does not resign. He remains on the company's payroll but focuses mostly on the things he does outside the office, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
How is this possible? All the answers are on TikTok, from candid videos about the value of work-life balance to humorous tricks. Some workers set limits by refusing overtime. Others try to get the 8 hours by doing as few things as possible. Many say they don't want who they are to be defined by their career.
Most feel they have the power to fight back because the job market is strong and so they can easily find another job.
Certainly, the telecommuting culture helps. In fact, some even get to the point of taking a second job, realizing that they can be mediocre at two jobs instead of good at one.
A Gallup poll finds that the engagement of American workers with their work is declining, especially among members of Generation Z and younger millennials.
Among those born after 1989, 54% say they do the minimum required and nothing more at work.
Many of those who participate in the silent resignation movement, however, make it clear that they are not lazy. They simply refuse to push themselves to the point of burnout, realizing that there are other things in life besides work.