Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Slasher Careers?

Happy Halloween!

It's a term that is appropriate for Halloween - "slasher."  But, we are not referring to horror movies.  No, this is a term that is now applied to freelancers.

According to MSNBC, "slasher" careers are on the rise.  Given that the unemployment rate is stuck around 8 percent, this could very well be a response from enterprising and talented Americans who need to earn a living.  MSBNC reports:

"In an increasingly virtual work world, an estimated one-third of U.S. workers — more than 42 million men and women — no longer report to traditional 9-to-5 jobs. .. This freelance nation fills the gaps that corporate America no longer wishes to cover with full-time salaried employees."
Are slasher careers here to stay?  It wouldn't be surprising as these workers discover that they control their own destinies, assignments, and work / life balance.

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