NEW YORK, August 24 – Workers in the service sector (clerical and administrative jobs) use the Overemployed.com site to try to combine multiple jobs.
Out of boredom or fear of being made redundant, they test the limits of their productivity to double or even triple their wages.
The long duration of the current pandemic has prompted some employees to question their future.
Some are bored working from home, others do not want to return to the office, while still others are afraid of being made redundant or of finding themselves in industries affected by the pandemic and facing layoffs.
In order to get out of current, less than desirable situations, a community of “overworkers” has been formed in the United States.
Coming mainly from the technology, banking and insurance sectors, these employees hold two jobs, as reported by Rachel Feintzeig, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
“With rumors of an impending layoff, I started my exit plan,” Isaac writes on Overemployed, the site he created. “After months of struggling to interview, I landed a job offer … That’s when the idea of a community of overemployed was born.
A community that has spread to the social network Discord, where nearly 5,560 people share tips and stories about their new life as a multi-worker.
Numerous studies of working from home suggest that employees feel more productive overall in such an environment.
A recent survey conducted by the Ten Spot platform of 2,000 people working from home since the start of the pandemic reveals that nearly half feel more productive while working remotely. Productive and organized enough to do two jobs?
US $ 300,000 in additional income
If we are to believe the many testimonies, multi-work is a delicate and sometimes delicate exercise.
“Earlier this week I was presenting a job, the second job was standing. I got to myself and couldn’t speak, so I was muted on my phone. I reactivate and reactivate the sound several times. And then ask in the chat? Can’t you hear me? I completely avoided speaking during the meeting, ”says one of the members of the Discord group.
But of course, this exercise also brings benefits. A double job means a double salary.
Further down on the Orvemployed website page, the creator explains that he earned an additional US $ 300,000 in income, “income that I would have given up if I had just quit my job.”
The discovery of this method prompted some members to look for other types of work depending on the pay of the position: “I was looking for accountant positions, but now I am looking for well-paid teleworker and senior accountant positions. said another Discord member.
Other workers caught in the cycle hold up to three jobs and even aim for a fourth. – ETX Studio