“Quiet Quitting”: What It’s About and What Can Be Done

Samantha Stein
4 min readJan 28
photo by the author

What is “Quiet Quitting?”

The term “quiet quitting” refers to employees who put no more effort into their jobs than absolutely necessary. Quiet quitters continue to fulfill their primary responsibilities, but they’re less willing to engage in activities known in the business world as “citizenship behaviors”: staying late, showing up early, or attending…

Samantha Stein

I’m a writer, photographer, and psychologist who (monthly) explores self, relationships, and mental health in an ever-changing world.