According to an article in Personnel Today, new buzzwords are gaining traction in many workplaces.
First of all, we have one you’ll have heard of: ‘Quiet Quitting’, referring to employees who turn up to work intending to do just enough work to avoid being dismissed. Its lesser-known cousin is ‘Quiet Firing’, with 439m views on TikTok. Quiet firing is when employers deliberately hold back on training and development in the hope of pushing someone out – an approach which would probably amount to constructive dismissal if it could be proven (and if the employee has been working for at least two years).
But our personal favourite is ‘Frolleagues’. Apart from possibly being the world’s ugliest word, it describes colleagues who are also friends. Better, we suppose, than ‘Collenemies’.
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