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Maybe quiet quitting is really act your wage

I couldn’t resist following up on Quiet Quitting and job trends.     Or perhaps… it should be called “Workers acting their wage.”    Business Insider notes how workers are pushing back here, citing that it’s just workers doing their job as written for the pay they receive.     The other key message – it’s about managers more than workers, expecting overwork.  

There might be something there, too – there are studies on the issue that place some of the blame on managers—link in the article.  

This is still an issue — a newly-released report from A.Team and MassChallenge indicates 44% of tech founders and executives reporting that “a significant number of their top performers” have left their company.   More from A.Team.    9% of employers cited product and engineering roles as the most challenging positions to fill. In addition, 62% of respondents said it took them more than four months to find the right talent to fill these vacancies.   To combat the significant loss of talented employees, 80% of surveyed executives said they would hire someone without a college degree to work at their company. 

Or, how about this point?   Half of IT spend over the next year will be devoted to people and processes rather than technology, according to 1,000 senior IT leaders surveyed for areport released Wednesday by Salesforce’s MuleSoft.

Now, it’s not all slanted to workers… Layoffs.fyi did research into more than 40,000 people who have been let go and found four kinds of workers that were the ones laid off.  Recent hires, high earners, Millenials… and recruiters and coders.   

Why do we care?

Reframing the action as “acting your wage” cuts through the noise.   If employees do what they are paid to do and are listed in their job description… are they underperforming?     No, they’re performing.  

Talent should be the top priority of a service company.   It’s right there in the description.   You can’t provide service without talent.  

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