Ok, I guess it’s not so quiet anymore.
TikTok started the crusade and mainstream media outlets picked it up. It’s all about a movement called ‘quiet quitting.’ In case you are not into TikTok and haven’t seen the video, click here.
ONE WAY to look at this craze is:
Quiet Quitters are frustrated and setting boundaries.
ANOTHER WAY to look at it is:
Companies are tired of paying workers to work less.
What’s interesting about all of this is that recently a Gallop poll was taken to find out if workers of various ages were feeling engaged in the work they do. When asked, most said, “Uh, yeah, maybe 32% of the time.”
So, for those workers over 50 who are feeling less engaged on the job:
A Retirement Coach's way to look at it is:
What if you tried quiet quitting and found a better work/life balance? What would you do with that new-found extra time? Would you spend more time with family and friends? Learn something new? Volunteer your expertise?
Quiet quitting gives you time to prepare for the after-work years! (BTW, I say ‘after- work years’ for a reason. The word ‘retirement’ can have different connotations. Remember Tom Brady?)
Time to Prepare
I’ve been saying it for years – Make time to consider how you will spend your days when you decide to no longer work full time. To help, examine your current priorities and needs. Ask yourself what you want NOW.
Then begin to explore new interests, exercise more, make new friends, enjoy closer family ties, and perhaps even volunteer to help others.
Rather than being called a
Loretta Saff, M.A., CPC, CPRC