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Silent firing 💼❌

By Bonnie Dilber

· workplace

The "Quiet Quitting" thing is funny to me 😁 . I think the real conversation should be around "Quiet Firing" as it's rampant.

  1. You don't receive feedback or praise. 👏
  2. You get raises of 3% or less while others are getting much more. 💰❌
  3. Your 1:1s are frequently cancelled or shuffled around. 👻
  4. You don't get invited to work on cool projects or stretch opportunities. 🙅‍♀️
  5. You're not kept up-to-date on information that is relevant or critical to your work. 👨‍🏫
  6. Your manager never talks to you about your career trajectory. 📈

This happens ALL THE TIME. 🤷‍♂️

It works great for companies...eventually you'll either feel so incompetent, isolated, and unappreciated that you'll go find a new job, and they never have to deal with a development plan or offer severance. Or your performance will slip enough due to the lack of support that they'll be able to let you go.

Instead of worrying about "quiet quitting", I'd encourage companies to look at their management 👨‍💼👩‍💼 practices and identify places where people are being "quiet fired" by poor managers who don't want to do the work to support, train, and coach their teams.