Empower Talks


Deborah Margolis, Senior Associate at GQ|Littler

Season 1, Ep. 24

On this episode of Empower Talks, recorded on 26th October 2022, Sam talks with Employment Lawyer and friend, Deborah Margolis about chess club and ‘quiet quitting’ (mostly ‘quiet quitting’ – sorry chess fans!).

Throughout the chat Sam & Deborah find themselves looking at the topic from an assortment of angles, dissecting what they think motivates someone to decide to ‘quiet quit’, and then share their choice on TikTok.

Sam, with her HR background, and Deborah from an employment law perspective, pose and consider a host of questions surrounding this highly emotive topic, including:

Is it unique to Gen Z or has it been around for a long time?

Does it stem from the individual, the manager, or the company culture?

What to do if you encounter ‘quiet quitting’ in the workplace?


Sam’s ‘Quiet Quitting’ Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@empower.development/video/7151340496357559557

Deborah’s ‘Quiet Quitting’ article: https://hrnews.co.uk/quiet-quitting-when-does-acting-your-wage-cross-the-line-and-what-is-the-employment-risk/

The Diary Of A CEO, John Eckbert (Five Guys), Hiring the best people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGSZqhFFhoI

Deborah’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahmargolis/

GQ|Littler LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/gqlittler/

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Tosin Falope, Senior Training Consultant at Empower Development

Season 1, Ep. 25
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