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Today Explained: Millennials, Gen Z Are ‘Quietly Quitting’

Cheddar News
Cheddar News
A new viral trend on TikTok, garnering over 8.8 million views on the app, is highlighting “quiet quitting.” The millennial and Gen Z workforces are not officially leaving their jobs, but instead they have adopted a work-life balance that rejects the hustle culture and prioritizes their mental health — they’re “quitting the idea of going above and beyond.” The disengagement of these workers, where only 32% of full- and part-time workers are engaged, has now shifted the responsibility back to companies to do more to provide a sustainable work-life balance and foster productivity. The phenomenon has seen some pushback from critics who say it encourages laziness and could backfire on your career.
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