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Why quiet quitting is ruining your career

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In today’s fast-paced work environment, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, undervalued, or simply dissatisfied with your job.

  • Quiet quitting, a subtle disengagement from work, can have detrimental effects on both individual careers and organisational productivity.

  • Open communication, setting boundaries, seeking support, embracing growth opportunities, and evaluating job fit are proactive alternatives to quiet quitting.

  • Prioritising mental health and professional fulfillment is crucial for long-term career success and satisfaction.

In response to these feelings, some employees may resort to a phenomenon known as “quiet quitting.”

This subtle disengagement from work can have serious consequences for both the individual and the organisation.

Understanding Quiet Quitting

Quiet quitting involves a gradual withdrawal of effort and engagement at work, while still maintaining the appearance of productivity. It often stems from feelings of burnout, frustration, or a lack of recognition for one’s efforts.

Instead of openly resigning, employees may choose to disengage quietly, doing only the bare minimum to get by.

The Pitfalls of Quiet Quitting

While quiet quitting may seem like a passive response to workplace dissatisfaction, it can have significant repercussions. For employers, having disengaged employees can lead to decreased productivity, reduced morale among team members, and ultimately, a negative impact on the company’s bottom line.

Quiet quitting can damage an individual’s professional reputation and limit future career opportunities.

Quiet quitting came about during the pandemic.

Alternatives to Quiet Quitting

1. Communicate with Your Manager: If you’re feeling overwhelmed or undervalued at work, don’t suffer in silence. Schedule a meeting with your manager to discuss your concerns openly and constructively.

They may be unaware of the challenges you’re facing and may be able to offer support or make necessary adjustments to your workload.

2. Set Boundaries: Establish clear boundaries between your work and personal life to prevent burnout. This may involve limiting after-hours work communication, avoiding overcommitting to projects, and prioritising self-care activities outside of work hours.

3. Seek Counseling: Many organisations offer confidential counseling services to support employees facing mental health challenges.

Consider reaching out to a professional counselor for guidance and support in managing workplace stress and dissatisfaction.

4. Embrace Growth Opportunities: Look for opportunities to learn new skills, take on challenging projects, or pursue professional development opportunities within your organisation. Engaging in continuous learning can reignite your passion for your work and enhance your career prospects.

5. Evaluate Your Job Fit: If you’ve exhausted all options and still feel unhappy in your current role, it may be time to reassess whether the job is the right fit for you. Consider exploring other career paths or job opportunities that align better with your skills, interests, and values.

While quiet quitting may offer temporary relief from workplace dissatisfaction, it ultimately undermines your professional growth and well-being.

Instead of disengaging quietly, consider proactive steps to address your concerns and improve your work situation.

By communicating openly with your manager, setting boundaries, seeking support when needed, embracing growth opportunities, and evaluating your job fit, you can navigate workplace challenges effectively and preserve your career trajectory.

Remember, prioritising your mental health and professional fulfillment is essential for long-term success.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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China conducts ‘punishment’ war games near Taiwan

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China initiated military ‘punishment’ exercises in the waters surrounding Taiwan in response to the newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te.

These drills come amid escalating tensions in the region, with Beijing asserting its sovereignty over Taiwan, denouncing the inauguration of President Lai Ching-te and labelling this one of several “separatist acts”, as reported by Reuters.

These military manoeuvres are seen as a show of force and a warning to Taiwan and its supporters against any moves perceived as challenging China’s territorial claims.

President Lai has repeatedly offered talks with China but has been rebuffed.

He says only Taiwan’s people can decide their future, and rejects Beijing’s sovereignty claims.

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Apple Music’s controversial top 10 albums of all time

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Apple Music has released its highly anticipated “100 Best Albums of All Time” list, with the top 10 rankings causing a bittersweet symphony of destruction for some music lovers.

The list was curated by a panel of experts and based on various factors including cultural impact, critical acclaim, and commercial success, with the aim to celebrate the most influential and timeless albums across genres.

As reported by the official Apple Music Newsroom blog post, the top ten best albums of all time are the following:

10. Lemonade (2016), Beyoncé

9. Nevermind (1991), Nirvana 

8. Back to Black (2006), Amy Winehouse

7. good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012), Kendrick Lamar

6. Songs in the Key of Life (1976), Stevie Wonder

5. Blonde (2016), Frank Ocean

4. Purple Rain (1984), Prince & The Revolution

3. Abbey Road (1969), The Beatles

2. Thriller (1982), Michael Jackson

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), Lauryn Hill

In other news, Apple recently became the first company to hit a $3 trillion stock market value, before falling just below that milestone, as reported by Reuters.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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