*This is the first of the web exclusive articles written for exclusive publication on The Student Insurgent’s website Introduction Elitist publications are scaremongering1 to the bosses of the world about “Quiet Quitting”, a new term that asserts working for your scheduled hours - and nothing more - is a problem. This article will provide a brief introduction to this concept, then explain why it’s dumb as fuck. The Facts About Quiet Quitting The first known mention of “quiet quitting” was on Twitter2 as a suggestion for a doctoral studies paper on the greatest leadership challenge we face today
Resignation rates in the so-called United States have been increasing far above the usual upper limit of 2.4% from the last 20 years. They have gone up to 3% as of November 2021 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The pandemic has made work even more miserable than it already was before, and people are sick and tired of it. It’s understandable then, why people are quitting their jobs. This phenomenon has become well-known as The Great Resignation, and could potentially be a long-term trend following the end of the pandemic.