To me, “quiet quitting” — just doing the basics of your job and not going above and beyond the call of duty — is a mystery. Then again, I’m a lifelong workaholic who loves his work. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to be able to make a living doing what they love.
So, what is this all about?
Well, for one thing, it’s a matter of perception. In the 1980s, when I was working as a developer, many people were already quiet quitters. We just didn’t call them that.