The staff works to make the difference between career and work.

I recently heard the term “quietly quit”.

Also known as inertia or disengagement, it refers to the idea that instead of giving up your job altogether, you stop going further. No more showing up early, staying late, or offering to help others with tasks that are outside of your direct responsibilities.

While not a new concept, the phenomenon and the use of the term seem to be especially widespread now, in the wake of the pandemic, as people reassess what is really important to them.

At Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools, our goal is to never let our students and staff reach a point where they want to quit. We do this for our students by preparing them for careers instead of jobs. You may be wondering, “What’s the difference?”

A career is an occupation born of passion and the desire for continued growth.

Careers satisfy and sustain people while supporting their families or personal endeavors. Most importantly, they offer dignity. According to Patrick Lencioni, author and co-founder of The Table Group, an organizational health movement, dignity in the workplace is the right mix of performance, or what you do, and humanity, or who you are. A job, on the other hand, is simply a place of employment. Sometimes it can provide immediate gratification, but rarely long-term satisfaction.

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