Employees Are Learning to ‘Act Their Wage’ 

Here’s Why You May Want To Consider It Too

A recent Gallup poll found that so-called ‘quiet quitting' is rampant – at least 50% of the of US workforce is skating by.

Rumors once whispered in management hallways have now gone viral, with social media attention on quiet quitting creating an even larger problem. A record 18% of American employees admitted to being actively disengaged at work.

Acting your wage, as you can probably guess from the name, means doing only the job you’re paid to do — and nothing more. So, if you’re earning minimum wage, you should do the minimum work.

What Does It Mean To Act Your Wage?

Like quiet quitting, acting your wage is a way to establish boundaries and take care of yourself. It also means that you’re not working anymore — or less — than you’re being paid to work.

According to Insider, it’s more common among blue-collar workers, while quiet quitting is more common among white-collar workers.

Sound reasonable? Many people agree. Those who are acting their wage say it’s just doing your job and not doing extra jobs. But as with quiet quitting, the topic is a divisive one.

It is indeed quite possible that your manager and employer will become frustrated by your perceived lack of effort.

Dangers of Acting Your Wage.

But certainly, act your wagers' would argue that it’s not a lack of action — it’s merely effort that is commensurate with their compensation. And getting your boss to take notice or finding a job that truly engages you and pays you well is easier said than done.

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