While many white-collar workers have found themselves reassessing work-life balance and spending more time with family, The Wall Street Journal’s Rachel Feintzeig has uncovered a community dedicated to being “overemployed.”
Helping fuel this phenomenon is Overemployed.com, a site founded in April by a person calling themselves “Isaac” and offering advice for anyone trying to maintain several full-time jobs. An Overemployed.com book is due for publication in 2022.
On the site, Isaac writes that he planned to quit after being passed over for promotion and hearing of redundancies. As he tells it, he soon realized that it may be more profitable to not quit at all, and instead to overlap two jobs as a “hedge against uncertainty during the pandemic.”
Isaac said he’s managed to keep to a 40-hour workweek while working two full-time jobs and has decided to do so until their next restricted stock units are vested before negotiating a severance.