If you have no personal pride or any work ethic, you should know that you're being a burden to your coworkers. Somebody has to pick up your slack and you shouldn't be okay with letting your coworkers do that. If you're that unhappy here that you're 'quiet quitting,' then you shouldn't be here at all.
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@8ymx, No one is being exploited, but nice buzz word that you recited from the progressive "play the victim" left. Are you being forced to work at a certain company and why aren't you leaving?
Rest assured: When you produce enough worth to reflect what you want in pay, they'll want to hire you.
It's not the other way around.
This fellow says it all right here:
Workers aren't "quiet quitting." They're refusing to be exploited for their labor. And they're flexing their muscles for the first time in decades.
Rest assured: When you pay people what they're worth, they'll want to work for you.
The new "Chevron Way": long coffees at Starbucks (a.m. and p.m.), eat breakfast in the cafeteria on company time, 'coffee breaks' that take an hour talking with friends (a.m. and p.m.), long lunch every day, long gym break (while talking with friends doing the same), surf the web for the best exotic vacation deals and BMW leases. Oh, and complain about meetings that last beyond 3:30 because you have to be punctual to catch your van pool.
I eat cake, surf the net, hit the gym, visit my friends, long telephone calls to friends, just enjoying life and collecting my 💰 pay. Call it quiet quitting or whatever you want, I call it good times!
Uh-oh. Just in the last day or two, RM's drones have hit the site and are "correcting" all the negative votes.
@2etj, Sure that's perfect and I assume that you are skilled enough that you can do your job in the normal alloted time have been doing so and that's why you've lasted and received good reviews. That's not the case for the slackers who are whining on this site. They want to do a lot less, goof off, surf the web including this site for most of the day, then let their co-workers carry the load because they are entitled. That is who the OP is referencing and he posted it on the right site since they came crawling out of the woodwork with whiney "guilty as charged" posts. lol
I gave the absolute minimum to my job expectations and have done very well at Chevron. My boss and manager only wanted me to go my job responsibilities and nothing more. Well, that’s all they got for 30 years. I always received high rankings and good PMP evaluations. Why? Because I only did what was expected of me and nothing else. Take it from me, don’t try to outshine your boss or anyone else in the workgroup. You’ll only be perceived as a threat. Earn your pay and go home. Rinse and repeat for 30 years then retire. Nobody at the office is your real friend.
@2pyo, Uh, No, that's not what the OP posted. So the point went right over your head or you're just acting the fool? I'm not surprised based on the types who post on this site. Many, if not all are the very ones who are slacking (DURING THEIR 40) while others carry their load. Do you feel lucky?
Yeah its absolutely terrible for people to put in an honest 40 hours of work that you are paid for and then go home and spend time with what matters like your family instead of working longer unpaid hours. Such a disaster. We need to be putting in 60+ hour weeks to a company that will lay you off in a heartbeat especially since management seems to be obsessed with layoffs here.
I pretty sure that the OP doesn't mean the people who are doing an honest 40 hours of work, but you can pretend to play d-mb and act as if you are carrying your own weight. It's completely obvious that the OP scared all the QQ slackers out of the sewer and many are posting and whining right here on this thread, lol.
Ahh, OP, you're just jealous that most non-high-pot, non-diversity, non-relative Chevron employees have figured out that they can do the minimum effort (as suggested by Agile), maintain a 'healthy work-life balance' (i.e., catch that van pool on time, answer no emails after hours, and enjoy the family on weekends), and still get paid a lot. If you keep your mouth shut and be visible at a few volunteer and diversity events, you'll avoid layoffs until the day they shut the lights off at Chevron. Winning formula!
Perhaps it’s an office thing, this issue of “Quiet Quitting” and railing against it. I think you’re confusing “Quiet Quitters” with “Passengers”.
In a field situation “Quiet Quitters” and “Individuals” can be valuable members of a “Team”.
Once I was in a team of equal abilities and qualifications that had
• a person who was innovative and good in a crisis but untidy.
• a person who dotted the i’s & crossed the tees ensuring good documentation.
• a person (quiet quitter?} who was content doing the menial part of the job.
We all complimented each other and successfully completed the work given to the “Team”. On a daily basis we would go off and work as individuals in the knowledge, each was doing their bit for the “Team”. Nobody was a “PASSENGER”.
In truth most people at this location helped each other extract a living from the company rather than “worked for the company”. The majority of people pulled their weight including those some think now as “Quiet Quitters”.
“PASSENGERS” on the other hand who were just along for the ride and didn’t contribute or left work for others were quickly ostracized.
Garrulous self-promotion, the ability to say YES and looking busy isn’t always a good indication of a persons value.
Sorry, OP, MW's Chevron, as guided by RM's culture-setting messaging, has fostered the environment of QQ - promotions for high-pots, relatives, and diversity placements only, nominal raises for everyone else, no hope of any advancement and now a clearly declining industry. Can you really blame us?
Quiet quitting or as it should be called - Work Life Balance.
I give the company 40 hrs/week. That’s how my compensation was calculated.
Should I walk up to to my boss and demand more money for performing the same about of work? If this reads as absurd, that’s because it is, but it’s identical logic to performing more work for extended hours for the same amount of money in return.
Besides, companies don’t reward you for going the extra mile anyway. They just throw you under the bus with everyone else the second they see a tiny drop in share price.
Thanks, but I’ll stick to the job description, put in my 40, and go home. If you want to do extra, be my guest.
90% of the company has always been quiet quitters. In return, they still make 95% of the same pay as the top 10% and with little to no stress. These are the folks that are winning in this organization, not the folks busting their tail for these rinky di-k bonuses.
The snowflake whiners are still hoping that mommy can make it better.
In the real world you reap what you sow. No participation ribbons for everyone. Grow up.
I know quite a few people who quietly went about their 40 hour of work per week for decades. They showed up on time, left on time, didn't gossip or read the internet at work. They worked during work time. They never worked evenings or weekends and took all their vacation. And they all did fine. They got plenty of average ratings, never lower, occasionally a bit higher, and were promoted regularly. Plenty of lucrative overseas assignments. Easy career.
@qno, Well said! The supervisory emphasis on getting our 'discretionary effort' back- which was defined to me as "effort above and beyond that required to complete the work assigned" shows that they are well aware that people gave more than they were paid to give for far too long.
My discretionary effort went out the window when I saw that it wasn't rewarded with advancement, raises, or even more impactful projects- just the expectation that I continue to operate at an unsustainable level, indefinitely.
There’s a difference between being a slacker and doing your job (nothing more, nothing less). We have become so conditioned to give and give and give that it is bow an expectation for us to log on on days off and respond to every email or Teams ping as if it were a life or death situation. I perfectly appreciate that some roles do require that level of commitment and response, especially safety sensitive positions, and I hope they are adequately compensated. However, not everyone fits into that category. Maybe it’s time we start asking management why they keep slashing positions with the promise that at least some parts of those eliminated jobs’ duties will also go away, when we know darned well that’s not what’s happening, and those of us who are left are having to shoulder more and more of the burden. And then we wonder why the CES shows burnout as one of our top complaints. My advice, if someone reading this board is thinking of coming to work here, is don’t. The financial and other benefits have eroded greatly over the past several years, and you can see what a miserable lot we have become by the comments on this board.