“Quiet quitting” is having a moment.
The trend of employees choosing to not go above and beyond their jobs in ways that include refusing to answer emails during evenings or weekends, or skipping extra assignments that fall outside their core duties, is catching on, especially among Gen Zers.
Zaid Khan, 24, an engineer from New York, popularized this trend with his viral Tiktok video in July.
“You are still performing your duties, but you are no longer subscribing to the hustle culture mentally that work has to be our life,” Khan says in his video. “The reality is, it’s not, and your worth as a person is not defined by your labor.”
In the U.S., quiet quitting could also be a backlash to…