What is quiet quitting in 2024?

Shane Shown
4 min readMar 19, 2024

Written by Shane Shown, CEO of Nxt Level.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/meganeliscomb/quiet-quitting-trend

What is quiet quitting in 2024?

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman walk into a lab. Walter, with his signature intensity, says, “Jesse, we’re not cooking meth anymore. We’re quiet quitting.” Jesse, puzzled, asks, “What’s that, Mr. White?” Walter leans in and whispers, “We keep the lab running, but we’re not putting in any extra effort. No more late nights, no more fancy blue crystals. Just the bare minimum.” Jesse grins, “So, we’re like the Heisenberg of Laziness?” Walter nods, “Exactly, Jesse. And remember, we’re not out of the game; we’re just playing it quietly.”

As the CEO of Nxt Level, I have weekly, monthly, and quarterly discussions with companies that range from 10 to 10,000+ employees in domains that include Healthcare, Technology, Web3, Legal, Civil Engineering, and more. There’s a common theme across every company. The kids in the street call it, “Quiet Quitting.”

We are living in a new world in 2024. Social media and other forms of instant messaging are making complaints more assessable than ever. TikTok influencers with no jobs are making us feel inadequate, inferior, and underpaid. Employees between the ages of 18 and 40 years old are preparing to experience true inflation for the first time in their professional career which is making…

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Shane Shown

Founder @ NxtLevel.io | Blogger | Sourcing Ninja | Recruiter | Ex-@Facebook, Ex-@Zillow | Consultant | Entrepreneur | Startup Junky