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It happens – companies hire jerks. You may have even hired someone who turned out to be an eyesore on your team. Unfortunately, companies often retain and promote top performers despite bad behavior. At least, that’s how it always has been.
Working for toxic bosses, feeling unappreciated and missing out on life has led to the latest generation Z trend in the workplace, “quiet quitting” – the idea of showing up and doing the bare minimum to keep work. This is exacerbated by virtual work environments with minimal overview. Employees wake up to the idea that they don’t have to work hard at work to get paid.