New words – 20 March 2023

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rage applying noun [U]
/ˈreɪdʒ əˌplaɪ.ɪŋ/
the activity of impulsively applying for several new jobs only because your present job is currently making you unhappy or angry

What can you do instead of rage applying? Spencer says that instead of soothing the panic and anger you’re feeling, rage applying can actually build on that negativity and make you feel even more burnt out. She recommends slowing down and turning inward instead of submitting applications in rapid-fire bursts of anger.
[, 6 February 2023]

quiet thriving noun [U]
/ˌkwaɪ.ət ˈθraɪ.vɪŋ/
the activity of making small changes to the way you work to help you feel happier and more fulfilled in your job

If you’re frustrated at work — and who isn’t some of the time — quiet quitting, where you essentially disengage and do the bare minimum, is not the only answer. You can also try “quiet thriving,” which involves taking specific actions and making mental shifts that help you to feel more engaged on the job.
[, 14 December 2022]

hustle culture noun [C usually singular]
UK /ˈhʌs.əl ˌkʌl.tʃəʳ/ US /ˈhʌs.əl ˌkʌl.tʃɚ/
the idea that work must be the the most important thing in your life and that working long hours and not taking time off is the only way to achieve success

The rise of hustle culture in recent years was met almost as swiftly with a backlash. Promoters of hustle culture, frequently passionate and engaging, wrote and spoke breathlessly about grinding and hard work … Hustle culture puts work at the center of life. Long working hours are praised and glorified. Time off is seen as laziness. If you are not hustling, you are failing.
[, 29 April 2022]

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5 thoughts on “New words – 20 March 2023

  1. ESP/ EFL - ESL trainer with relievnce

    As for the last idea proposed of what literally referred to as workoholic that for most employee and employer as one stage seen as a trend

  2. ESP/ EFL - ESL trainer with relievnce

    The value of having these phrases daily as adds-on is such a greater blessing to witness

  3. Houghten

    I can’t think of a better reason to apply for a new job than “because your present job is currently making you unhappy.” Terming it “rage applying” is just transparent propaganda on the part of employers who want to discourage quitting.

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