Loud quitting and rage applying are the newest trends in the workplace as workers look to leave their current roles or get a significant pay raise.
- Loud quitting is when workers talk openly about looking for jobs at other companies to get the current employer to offer better pay or benefits.
- Rage applying is when workers want out of their current role as quickly as possible and send their resumes to multiple jobs hoping to get one quickly with a good pay increase.
- Career experts say both tactics can work and give employees precisely what they are looking for, but there are also risks, as it could do the opposite and risk their current job.
Why it’s news
The current generation of workers have set boundaries in the workplace and are refusing to be overworked as they crave a good work-life balance leading to new trends at work.
Last year, quiet quitting was the popular trend flooding workplaces as workers would do the bare minimum in the workplace and make an effort not to go above and beyond. Workers show up, get the job done and then leave. A Gallup poll found that 50% of the U.S. workforce is quiet quitting,
The two most recent trends being seen across the workplace are loud quitting and rage applying. Loud quitting is when employees are open about looking for other jobs hoping to negotiate with the current employee about a pay raise, and willing to leave if that is not offered.
Rage applying is when workers send resumes everywhere, desperate to get out of their current role and hoping one of the jobs will provide a significant pay increase.
Career experts say both tactics can be successful but also pose risks. While loud quitting, some employers may not be capable of giving the employee what they are asking for, leaving the employee to either leave or accept the current role, or it could backfire, ultimately leading the employer to fire the employee.
Experts say before loud quitting, scan the field, see what others in similar roles are being paid, and see if a promotion for the employee’s current position is reasonable.