This Working Life

Quiet quitting: something to worry about or a working reality?

There has been a lot of talk recently about workers not going the extra mile in their job, but is it something that employers should even expect?

Quiet quitting is generally used to describe the situation that prevails where an employee fulfils their job description, but doesn't go above and beyond that. Picture: Getty

Patrick Walshe is a partner and the head of employment law at corporate law firm Philip Lee

In recent weeks, the concept of “quiet quitting” has received a great deal of media attention. The term seems to have gained currency on TikTok over the summer and countless articles have been written about it since then.

A Gallup poll published in early September suggested that approximately 50 per cent of US workers could be described as ...