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Let’s Call Quiet Quitting What It Often Is: Calibrated Contributing

When the term “quiet quitting” is applied to employees whose efforts don’t exceed what’s in their job descriptions, it fails to recognize the current reality of real wages that have significantly decreased over the past 50 years while executive pay has skyrocketed. The author argues that quiet quitting should be replaced with a different label — calibrated contributing — that reflects an employee’s fair, rational choice to do the work they’re paid for rather than go above and beyond unrewarded.

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