Quiet Quitting: Why Everyone's Mad About the New Term

Quiet quitting, a term that first gained traction on TikTok, has been the center of a conversation around mental health and workers' rights that has quickly spread across the web.

The only problem? No one seems to like the phrase.

"Quiet Quitting" is the practice of scaling back one's effort at work to match one's job description, rather than defaulting to going "above and beyond"

Common quiet quitting practices include:

- Setting firm boundaries around your work - Turning down non-essential work outside of business hours - Refusing work that is outside your job description

The motivation behind the quiet quitting movement is to improve workers' mental health and de-stigmatize an emphasis on work-life balance. 

After the term quiet quitting went viral on TikTok and major media outlets, people from all over rushed to join in the conversation. 

Many detractors expressed distaste for the movement, viewing it as the latest hijinks of a lazy and entitled generation trying to get out of hard work. 

However, and perhaps most intriguingly, many proponents of the work reform movement are also rejecting the "quiet quitting" label.

Their argument? To equate this practice of boundary-setting to quitting is insulting to those who are simply trying to achieve some work-life balance and emotional peace.

The quiet quitting conversation stands as not just an important front in the ongoing debate about workers' rights, but also a prescient example of the importance of the words we choose to use.

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