Quietly leaving is not supported by Kevin O’Leary.

Since late July, the phrase has gained popularity on TikTok and in the media. It basically refers to setting boundaries at work and not taking on more work than is necessary. An August 2022 ResumeBuilder.com survey of 1,000 employed Americans found that one in ten claim to be working less hard now than they were six months before.

However, according to investor and “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary, “quietly quitting is a pretty horrible strategy.” He claims that’s accurate for a variety of reasons.

First: Employers value motivated, focused employees. According to O’Leary, individuals who go above and beyond to try to solve issues for the business, their teams, their managers, and their superiors are the ones who achieve in life.

According to O’Leary, he seeks out candidates who are prepared to work “25 hours a day, eight days a week.” You “aren’t working for me” if you’re turning off your laptop at 5 p.m. and leaving for home, he claims.

Second, according to O’Leary, you need a solid financial foundation to be able to choose how you want to organise your days and life. He claims that restricting how many hours you work each day will prevent you from achieving the kind of success that grants you that freedom, especially early in life.

Personal happiness is undoubtedly a result of striking a balance between work and life, according to O’Leary, who adds that it has nothing to do with working from nine to five. The pursuit of personal freedom is not balanced. All out at full speed ahead.

Naturally, those who favour quitting quietly disagree. For some, letting up on the gas pedal so they work, say, 40 hours a week rather than 60 means spending more time with the people and doing the things they love.

They won’t ever be 3 and 4 years old again, according to Maggie Perkins, a former teacher who posted about quietly quitting her job on TikTok. She claims that rather than assessing papers, “I’m out playing in the sprinkler with kids.”

According to O’Leary, the strategy does not optimise the benefits you could later in life more completely enjoy. He describes it as a sacrifice. How much is it worth? Oh, yes.”