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3 signs your boss is 'quiet firing' you — and the 2 steps you should take immediately

Updated: Apr 13, 2023

Eileen Smith November 21, 2022


The "quiet firing" trend describes neglectful management by your boss.

  1. Your boss, who used to ask you to do work over again or tell you how you could do things better, isn't asking anymore.

  2. The parts of the annual cycle at your organization that create the frenzy of work are still happening, but you aren't in the mix.

  3. When you raise a problem to your boss, they say, "I don't have a way to fix that, and I wouldn't blame you if you left."

If this sounds like you,


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