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How to 'act your wage,' according to 2 millennials who did it: 'If a company is paying you, let's say minimum wage, you're gonna put in minimum effort'Story by firstname.lastname@example.org (Juliana Kaplan) • Yesterday 10:43 AM
- Workers are quiet quitting and acting their wage by doing their jobs as written — and nothing more.
- Two workers who have quiet quit and acted their wage said it's about setting boundaries.
- It's also crucial to exert control where you can at work, and make it work for you.
"Respectfully, Susan, I'd rather spend time with my family," Veronica replies. Then, she declines a 6:30 pm Zoom meeting; it's outside of her working hours.
Veronica and Susan aren't real. They're characters played by 30-year-old content creator Sarai Soto, whose TikToks on quiet quitting, acting your wage, and asserting boundaries at work have racked up millions of likes and views.
"People just really feel seen, they feel heard, they feel like someone's standing up for them," Soto told Insider. "I can't tell you how many messages I receive of people being like, okay, I know your content is funny and provides this comedic relief, but I'm telling you, although it's exaggerated, I've been through those exact same scenarios."