Quiet Quitting has been a buzz phrase this year, where an employee does the bare minimum until they find another job.
But Quiet Firing is a new phrase to describe when an employer does whatever it can to get you to quit rather than dealing with the headaches of termination. For example:
- Not giving you a raise.
- Passing you over for promotion.
- Overburdening you with busy work.
- Giving you a poor review without specifics for improvement.
- Purposely giving you tasks you don’t like.
- Changing your role abruptly.
Some bosses embrace the tactic because it can save them from having to pay a severance or going through a lengthy performance-improvement plan. But many workplace experts warn that it can create a toxic work environment and even leave employers open to lawsuits.
See if any of those signs are happening to you!