(IntegrityPress.org) – Remote work has given salaried workers a lot more freedom in many industries, and some have used the flexibility to take on extra labor unbeknownst to their primary employers. “Overemployment” occurs when someone is doing more than one full-time job. The arrangement can be either a major win or an unsustainable drain for workers depending on the circumstances.
If your normal full-time job doesn’t require 40 hours of consistent work every week, and your boss doesn’t regularly schedule calls or meetings, taking on a second role can significantly boost your income. It will likely increase your earnings more than a promotion, and it optimizes your time working rather than seeking ways to pass away the day.
The main potential drawback is an obvious one, burnout. If you bite off more than you can chew in terms of workload, you devote far more than 40 hours a week. You could also find yourself in a state of perpetual exhaustion before long. Additionally, if commitments from your two jobs overlap, you might encounter mounting stress trying to keep both of your employers happy.
And this has been going on for years in the IT field. One guy held 11 jobs. Overemployment. Some Americans have multiple full time jobs amid remote working https://t.co/3aslIV3KvP
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So, be wary. While overemployment can be a useful way to boost your earnings in some situations, it may not be a sustainable long-term strategy for everyone. Still, many people make the option work, and the extra employment can even serve as a safety net in these uncertain times.
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