I just heard about the popular slogan “Act Your Wage” (I missed the wave during the pandemic apparently), which is in the same family as “Quiet Quitting”.
In the workplace, there is a uptick in self advocacy behaviors. People don’t want to do work if they are not being treated equitably and fairly compensated. And, they are paying attention. There’s arguably less of a sense of “Sure, I’ll take one for the team” especially if there’s not adequate acknowledgement or appreciation from the higher ups.
Jack Kelly offers up some good advice if you’re feeling like things are not quite right, but at the same time you want to balance your desire to quit with your goals of keeping a good standing at work, getting good references, and building your career.
🏄🏾♀️ “The employer and employee can job-craft a solution to improve the situation.”
🏄🏾♀️ “Rather than coasting, show management how awesome you are by being productive. The best revenge on your boss and company is to succeed and make more money than they earn.”
🏄🏾♀️ “If you’ve tried to grow and advance within your organization to no avail, don’t default to acting your wage. Take the loss and move on.”
Read more to avoid a slow decline of quiet quitting and keep your career moving up!