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Lawyer explains why he supports the current quiet quitting culture: 'Don't put effort in a dead end'

An attorney discusses why quiet quitting makes sense for surviving in the modern workplace and overall well-being.

Lawyer explains why he supports the current quiet quitting culture: 'Don't put effort in a dead end'
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @attorneyryan

Quiet quitting is becoming increasingly popular with people. With wages refusing to keep up with the increasing cost of living, it doesn't really make sense for individuals to spend large amounts of time working jobs that have diminishing returns. Ryan—who goes by @attorneyryan on TikTok—recently shared a video discussing quietly quitting and why he supports it. The video has gained 334K views on the social media site and is captioned, "Work hard to achieve your dreams and don't put too much effort into a dead end."

Image Source: TikTok | @attorneyryan
Image Source: TikTok | @attorneyryan

He begins the video by saying, "Quiet quitting makes sense and I support it. Because giving 110% to your employer, heck, even giving 100% to an employer, is a bad bet." He clarifies how many CEOs and individuals working in the business sector would accuse him of promoting laziness among the American population and ultimately ruin it. He says that these people are wrong to think so and insists that they are lying. The lawyer clarifies why he thinks so.

Image Source: TikTok | @attorneyryan
Image Source: TikTok | @attorneyryan

He explains, "The America of 20 to 30 years ago doesn't exist anymore." The man highlights how conventional middle-class milestones such as owning a home, making a good living and getting healthcare were all becoming "unattainable." Furthermore, most of the time, it had nothing to do with how hard a person was working. The system was rigged in a way that most people just could not make ends meet.

Image Source: TikTok | @attorneyryan
Image Source: TikTok | @attorneyryan

The creator reveals that he was here to wake people up to the hard realization that blindly working for a company for many years would not mean that they would become settled in life. He explains, "Instead, you need to conserve your best efforts for something that serves you." The man suggests that people pick up a hobby that can potentially become a second stream of income. He emphasizes how most people needed a side hustle simply because a single source of income was insufficient.

 

Image Source: TikTok | @llslpkntll
Image Source: TikTok | @llslpkntll
Image Source: TikTok | @treema1
Image Source: TikTok | @treema1

He concludes by saying, "And no matter how hard you work, you're just one-quarter away from a sudden layoff. That's the truth." Individuals on the site agreed with the man's realistic analysis of the job market and the economy, sharing their thoughts about it in the comments section. @rainacorn2 said, "This is why I'm all for these younger generations pushing back on the standard workweek and expectations that are no longer working!" Another individual, @tomm_dr, commented, "Loyalty is dead. Companies don't care, so use them for all their worth."

u/TerrBear5317 got a big reality check at their workplace and decided to start "acting their wage." The employee made a post on Reddit, revealing how they had been working at a stressful medical setup for eight years and saw no signs of improvement at the workplace. The individual was initially optimistic and tried to go "above and beyond" when it came to their work responsibilities. Despite this approach, they did not see any change and suffered a mental breakdown.

The employee decided that they would only do the bare minimum work and reduce their stress levels. According to Hive, individuals can act their wage to create boundaries and safeguard themselves in an environment where they feel exploited. This is primarily done by doing the bare minimum work and avoiding extra tasks that do not have any pay. In addition to this, the employees do not make themselves available all the time for the company and divert their energies towards personal development.

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