This summer, you probably had to go WAY off the grid on your vacation to not hear about the latest workplace trend – quiet quitting. Exact definitions vary, but Quiet Quitting boils down to this: consciously choosing to not do anything more than the bare minimum at work, so you might preserve your well-being. People who quietly quit aren’t disengaged, exactly – rather they’re choosing to protect themselves in ways they feel their work no longer will (if it ever did).
The question, then, is why do people quit quietly? And the answer (sadly) may be another meme, one that perhaps hasn’t had the same traction as quiet quitting: Greedy Job. Greedy Jobs are everywhere and have been around a lot longer than quiet quitting. As defined by the Boston Globe in a recent article, “Greedy jobs are often on-demand, deadline-intense, and client-facing. They hog your life and won’t let go. But they can be very lucrative.”
To discuss what we do about both, we’ve brought in productivity consultant and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern, who wrote “Never Check E-Mail in the Morning: And Other Unexpected Strategies for Making Your Work Life Work”.