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Gen Z Thinks ‘Quiet Quitting’ May be the New Norm: 82% Say Doing the SMALLEST AMOUNT AT THE JOB Is ‘Pretty or Extremely Appealing’

Generation Z is merely entering the workplace and they are already over work (or higher over-working, based on who you ask).

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In accordance with a poll from Axios and Generation Lab, 82 percent of Gen Z members said that doing the smallest amount to help keep their jobs is “pretty or extremely appealing.”

Fifteen percent polled said that’s already what they’re doing.

The pandemic has shifted people’s relationships with work, especially its youngest members, who’ve contributed to backlashes against “hustle culture” and movements just like the Great Resignation.

The word means doing just what one must do at one’s job rather than more. Arianna Huffington pushed back contrary to the trend and said it’s the wrong reaction to burnout. Others say it’s only a means of avoiding it.

In the survey, respondents also listed are a lesser priority than wellness, hobbies, family, and friends, per the outlet.

Related: Google’s ‘Quiet Hiring’ Method IS GREAT for Employers, But Dangerous for Employees Who ‘Quiet Quit’

Gallup’s 2022 State of the Global Workplace report showed that just 21% of individuals overall are engaged at the job.

Still, the word “quiet quitting” has had online and social media marketing by storm lately, inspiring a bunch of think pieces and TikToks.

Related: three ways in order to avoid the Quiet Quitting of one’s Gen Z Employees

“Anti-work sketch comedy on TikTok is becoming something similar to the sea shanty of the Zoom era a communal talent by and for an extremely self-confident workforce,” the LA Times wrote.

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Axios’ survey results also showed that the need to do the smallest amount isn’t isolated to 1 demographic group.

Eighty-five percent of women surveyed and 79% of men said that method of work is ideal, and also 82% of white people surveyed, and 86% of Black and 79% of Asian people surveyed.

Anecdotally, it appears Gen Z can be sticking it with their bosses. A 19-year-old Domino’s worker said she quit via Post-It after her manager kept scheduling her to work weekends by herself and went viral on TikTok.

The poll surveyed a representative sample of 828 people aged 18 to 29 in america.

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