Quiet firing: when your boss pushes you to quit without asking

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-11 18:33:01

'Quiet firing', which can be translated as 'silent dismissal' is gaining momentum in the world of work. This is a form of moral harassment, which takes shape when a boss pushes his employee to resign without having to ask him.

A few months ago, the new trend of « quiet quitting » popped up on social media. It concerned company employees and consisted of doing as little as possible at work without getting fired. After “quiet quitting”, it is “quiet firing” that is gaining momentum.

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“Quiet firing”, which can be translated as “silent dismissal”, is an expression that has been given to qualify an act that has existed for years. It represents a form of moral harassment at work, when an employer pushes one of his employees to resign without asking him. For this, the employer adopts a toxic attitude and makes the employee work in bad conditions.

The 'quiet firing' to push to resign

When an employer tries to force a person to resign, he will do everything to make life difficult for him. work . Because of his poor working conditions, the employee will feel worse and worse and will finally decide to resign.

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There are several examples of actions that can cause an employee to resign from their company. This is the case when his employer does not give him a raise for years, gives him less attractive tasks or gives him no opportunity for development or leadership. The employer can also demoralize the employee by favoring others and excluding him from important meetings and decisions.

“Employers can deny employee leave requests, increase workload without increasing wages, refuse to resolve workplace disputes, deny breaks during the workday, demand overtime or need 'constant access to the employee' , detailed Anjali Gowda Ferguson, clinical psychologist.

35% of employees victims of “quiet firing”

According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn News last month, 48% of employees have already witnessed the 'quit firing' and 35% have already experienced it.

If employers behave in this way, it is because they do not assume their decision, they do not want to cause a scandal within the company or they want to avoid the high costs of litigation that can entail a dismissal. A form of harassment that is spreading more and more in companies.

Source : Vice