|Did you “quiet quit” at work? Watch out. Experts are warning that people who’ve been coasting on the job could be the first to be laid off during a recession.
Insider’s Aki Ito first highlighted the trend of “coasting culture” back in March. Her essay about the rise and fall of hustle culture — and how workers are deciding to take it easy at work instead of leaving their jobs — sparked the viral debate about “quiet quitting.”
Because employees had the security of a hot job market for the past several months, they’ve been able to get away with dialing back at work — or, as some workers argue, acting their wage. But now, as recession fears loom, experts say those who coast may be the first to get the boot.
“In good times, employers are looking at their disengaged workforce and trying to figure out how to engage it,” one expert told us. “In bad times, they’re looking at their disengaged workforce and trying to figure out which part to let go of.”
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And for a full breakdown of the trend, check out: What “quiet quitting” is actually about.