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Spike in ‘quiet quitting’ rocks job industry as pandemic fades

Posted on AllSides September 14th, 2022
From The Right
Economy and Jobs, Quiet Quitting, Coronavirus
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File

Half of U.S. workers responding to a recent Gallup survey now consider themselves “quiet quitters” — employees who do the minimum necessary to keep their jobs.

The percentage of disengaged workers has risen steadily since 2019, according to Gallup.

Experts attribute the spike to large numbers of managers quitting during the pandemic, a struggling job market and the unhappiness of young people with remote work.

“Life changed dramatically with COVID, and now, as employees are returning to the physical workspace, they are having to learn how to reengage socially, while...

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