Hey kids! Have you heard of the latest craze to sweep our fine nation? No? Me neither. I am so out of the loop I asked my 15-year-old daughter last week if she was going to go out and buy the new Taylor Swift album and she smirked, “Buy? Buy what? The album? What?! No! I just go on Spotify and listen to it, Mom! GAWD!”
So I dusted off the old ear trumpet and tuned in my ham radio for the latest hip and happening news that zips across our airwaves.
That’s when I learned about this insane new concept those young whippersnappers are currently yapping about: Quiet Quitting.
I have no idea what that means either.
Thankfully, right then my paperboy chucked the latest New York Times straight through my window (such an asshole), so I fired up my oil lamp, slapped on my monocle, squinted as hard as I could and saw that splattered across the front page was this earth-shattering article with the following revelation:
“I recently learned about this term called ‘quiet quitting’ where you’re not outright quitting your job, but you’re quitting the idea of going above and beyond,” says Zaiad Khan, a TikTok user with over 10,000 followers, in a soothing voice, juxtaposed with a video of the New York City subway. “You are still performing your duties, but you are no longer subscribing to the hustle culture mentally that work has to be our life.”
(source: an actual New York Times article*)
This is new? I thought this was pretty much an unwritten rule for anyone that works. Do the bare minimum. I know that’s my motto for most things in life.
And how is everyone doing in WordPress world? Blogging is still a thing, right?
*By Alyson Krueger Aug. 23, 2022