What can a disgruntled employee do?

Quiet quitting is a catchphrase for slacking off or taking your foot off the accelerator at work. do the bare minimum. Do nothing but meet expectations. The concept is nothing new.

According to a recent Gallup poll, “quiet quitters” make up at least 50% of the US workforce. In 2023, employers will respond with silent layoffs. ResumeBuilder.com surveyed 1,000 managers with at least one direct report. One in three managers responded to “quiet quietly” with “quiet firing”.

Their key findings include:

• 98% of “silent quitters” managers say it’s important that their reports do more than the bare minimum.

• 91% of managers have taken some action against ‘silent dropouts’, including actions to fire them and deny promotions/boosts.

• 64% of managers say “quiet quitters” are unlikely to have a successful career.

Rage applying is the phenomenon of applying for multiple different jobs at the same time when you feel burned out or desperate in your current job. Again, the concept of applying for multiple jobs is nothing new. Is it a good idea to send off a barrage of frustrated applications without giving much thought to whether or not this is your dream job?

Resenteeism is the shiny new word for when you hate your job enough to do more than “quietly quit” but are too worried about the economy to leave. Again, staying in your job if you’re fundamentally unhappy? Sound familiar? This concept is nothing new.

Is it all down to the employee? No, in many cases this is due to poor management.

Managers need to work with their employees to address burnout and demotivation. In this hybrid environment, they need to have at least one meaningful conversation once a week. You need to develop a culture where people engage and feel like they belong. They should do everything in their power to improve their employees’ day-to-day experience, including flexible working hours, workload monitoring to reduce burnout, offering opportunities for progress where possible, and creating an environment where discussions about mental health are taken into account.

A Deloitte Global 2022 Gen Z and Millennial survey that took participants around the world to discover their views on work and the world around them. When asked what employers could do to attract and retain top talent, the survey results were as follows:

• Good work-life balance. Millennials, 38%; Generation Z, 35%

• Opportunities for learning and development: Millennials, 29%; Generation Z, 29%

• A higher salary or other financial benefits: Millennials, 27%; Generation Z, 24%

• Positive workplace culture: Millennials, 23%; Generation Z, 23%

• Opportunities to advance/grow in your career: Millennials, 24%; Generation Z, 23%

• Finding meaning in my work: Millennials, 26%; Generation Z, 21%

• Flexible working model: Millennials, 21%; Generation Z, 20%

Employees, participation is not the only thing that counts in this world. You know that. Did you start your career with a vision of how your journey would be motivating, rewarding and beneficial to your life? Few of us dream of the day when we can give what is needed. If you don’t reflect and pay attention, you lose the magic and your position and future positions become redundant patterns. Silent quitting, resenteeism, and outbursts of anger don’t get to the root of your unhappiness. are you in the right job Are you in the right company or company? Do you have what it takes to leave the workforce and start a business?

As you work to answer these questions for yourself, consider these quotes often attributed to successful people:

Denzel Washington: “Don’t strive for a living. Strive to make a difference. Hard work, works.”

Oprah Winfrey: “Your life’s purpose is to find your life’s purpose and then have the discipline, persistence, and hard work it takes to pursue it.”

A September 2022 Microsoft report that surveyed 20,000 people in 11 countries showed that younger generations are most likely to aspire to be their own boss, with 76% of Gen Z and Millennials saying this is a goal compared to 63% of those who do are Gen X and older. This is exciting news for these generations and the potential long-term impact and creativity it can have on our country.

Elon Musk says that when you’re your own boss, “you have to do all kinds of jobs and tasks that you might not want to do, that aren’t intrinsically interesting to you. You have to be willing to do whatever it takes, work 24/7. No task is too small. I think that’s the right mindset for a startup CEO.” He also said, “Running a startup is like chewing glass and staring into the abyss. You stop staring after a while, but the glass chewing never stops.” Are you ready for that?

Employees need to identify the key criteria they are looking for to move into their next position or business idea. Kudos to you for expecting more from your job, your workplace, the culture you choose to live in, the societal impact of your business, and appreciation of what is important in life and work. You have to think very carefully about this. Applying anger, quietly quitting, resenteeism—all of these catchy little catchphrases aren’t a positive approach to the desired outcome.

If you don’t end up managing your career, someone else will manage it for you.

Superstar rapper Drake put it very well: “I’ll always work like I have something to prove. If you’re writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone hold the pen.”

https://www.newsweek.com/quiet-quitting-rage-applying-resenteeism-what-disgruntled-employee-do-1788606 What can a disgruntled employee do?

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