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Better Do "Quiet Quitting" or Else You'll Put Your Life at Risk

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A new term I stumbled upon on Tiktok and is now circulating all over social media. Quiet-quitting is defined as just doing the things you are paid for. It's doing the bare minimum at work establishing boundaries and not going beyond expectations.

To put it simple, employees do "quiet-quitting" by doing the work you are expected to, leaving work on time, not checking emails beyond your shift, and not participating to do hustle culture in the workforce. And, isn't that a job is generally defined already?

However, employers usually go beyond the scope and limitations of their employees. A lot of them even take advantage of their employees as if it's part of their obligations.

Here in our country, I'm sure a lot of Filipino employees have experienced their bosses putting extra burdens to their shoulders and yet not given the right compensation and benefits.

Contributing factors why employees should or do quiet-quitting

Personal management

A lot of companies specially the head management don't know how to delegate employees on particular jobs. This leads to employees' burn out and lose passion to do their jobs.

The employees get lesser efficiency and effectivity rate because of the extra work they're given when it's not their job to do so. The supposed job description loses its credibility.

I have experienced this when I worked as an instructor in a school 4 years ago. The administration gave me subjects that were not my forte. As a result, I had to take time and make another preparation for my subjects.

You see, it is beyond my scope and I was given extra loads of subjects which require time to study and prepare. Not to mention, the Supreme Student Council that I had to manage and lead throughout the years.

Lack of Benefits

This speaks for itself. Most of the reasons why employees decide to resign is because they are underpaid. They are not given the right compensation. They're given too much workload but they are not getting paid well.

There are supposed to be given extra pay for their over times (OT) but mostly gets "TY na lang" or (thank you na lang). SSS, PAG-IBIG, PHILHEALTH, TAX and other monthly deductions that you thought they're remitting but chose not to.

I just recently checked my PAG-IBIG contributions on their website but it appears that my last contribution made was on April 2016. That means to say that the former company I got hired back in June 2016-2018 has not been remitting all along, when it's deducted on our pay slips.

When I became the adviser of the Supreme Student Council, we mostly handle each event in the school and so we get so busy preparing everything from the materials, food, prizes, fares, and other essentials. It's really exhausting and yet my honorarium comes late as always!

Physical exhaustion and mental instability were the core factors why I resigned from my work.

Credit Grabbing situations

In my previous works, in all fairness to the companies I worked with, they acknowledged my contributions by praising how I wish every praise they had equates monetary value in return.

I have seen a lot of these scenarios. My mother is a public school teacher. One time, they were summoned by their principal to report to the school to do the work for her promotion. It was not my mom's schedule to report to the school because the school year just ended. That just means to say that she's not obliged to go there.

My mom is so wise doing the quiet quitting. She never went there because it's out of her obligation as a teacher. Her job is to teach students. They are actually given countless paper works and reports and are always getting out of hand.

There are even news published glorifying teachers spending their own money to renovate or beautify their classrooms when it's supposed to be the government's job. Instead, the government romanticize the teachers' initiative and effort to extend conducive learning as much as they can.

Guess what, they're still underpaid. Teaching is the least paid profession. Teachers must be paid at least 35k as starting salary and expect for better education results.


So guys, do quiet quitting for better mental health stability. Don't risk your health for that, spare your lives.


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https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSRDuPjTW/

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Keep safe everyone!

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I really feel the pain ate hehehehe. Kaya minsan masakit samin yung ganiyan na nga ang sitwasyn tapos hindi pa naappreciate yung effort namin. Glad to know that your mother is a teacher too ate! Salute to her. :)

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5 months ago

Totoo yan madam. Kadaghan sa trabahoon, halos adlaw² na tas dili ka swelduhan ug sakto. Mao gayud nay reason maong mu resign ang mga empleyado.

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5 months ago

It is natural phenomena when you get more benefits from a place you have to replace your first one. Anyway we should enforced Sincerety not money that is main factor and trait for humanity.

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5 months ago

I agree with you, there has to be a thick line of sincerity and compassion to every person and impose superiority.

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5 months ago

Kaya kadalasan nag aabroad mga pinoy kc dto every OT may bayad, jan tini TY na lang.. Bosses take advantage of the fact that they are the boss and could order anything from their employees, not considering what others would feel about it. Tsk.

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5 months ago

Kaya nga madam, they don't hear their employees out kahit halos mamatay na mga empleyado tapos TY pa ang OT. Kakaloka.

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5 months ago

Same with Cguro guilty din ako jan when I was working in the Philippines and no pay pa and over time huh. But here in the UK ganyan sila just work what you are paid for. We have our own life after work basta nagagawa mo trabaho mo don't overwork maliban na lang kung tagpagmana k ng kumpanya in the future 🤣

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5 months ago

Ganyan lng talaga dapat madam. Wag mgpaka hero lalo na't mga salbahe pa mga employers. Haha. Di nila deserve na mag alay ambag tayo oy.

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5 months ago

I am guilty of Quiet Quitting ate haha proud pa. Pasalamat din ako at vocal ang generation natin ngayon kasi if boomers pa rin ang generation, walang mangyayari because they don't speak up even if toxic ang system. It's not merely based on salary, na palaging claim ng older gen, kaakibat ng desisyon nating mag quiet quitting is our mental health and work-life balance, na hindi maintindihan ng iba dahil wala silang life lol.

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5 months ago

I even regret why I did not quiet quit back in the years C. Masyado akong naging invested sa work kaya ayon, burnout ang resulta.

I agree with you, our generation today is already vocal and full of conviction na unlike before. Superiors before don't really hear what their juniors wanna say because they establish seniority right away.

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