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Aussie woman reveals why she’s chosen overemployment


Jessica, a Sydney woman in her early thirties, has found a unique way to make ends meet in the cost of living crisis: two jobs at the same time. She works four days a week in one job and two (sometimes three) days a week in the other, and relies on technology and careful organization to keep it a secret. The trend of "overemployment" has grown during the pandemic due to the cost of living crisis, and is becoming an increasingly popular way to make extra money. According to AMP Capital's chief economist, Millennials are particularly affected by the pressure of the crisis. Despite the difficulty of managing two jobs, Jessica has found the pay-off to be worth the effort.


What inspired Aussie woman Jessica to pursue overemployment?
Jessica was inspired to pursue overemployment due to the mounting financial pressure of the cost of living crisis.

What is the phenomenon Lean In?
Lean In is a book by the original tech girl boss Sheryl Sandberg which tells women they can have it all if they assert themselves.

What is the overemployment trend and why has it accelerated during the pandemic?
The overemployment trend took off during the pandemic where people could suddenly work privately from their homes and has been accelerated by the cost of living crisis.

What tactics does Jessica use to manage two jobs simultaneously?
Jessica uses tactics such as working from home on the day she does her other job on-site, scheduling meetings for job one during her lunch break for job two, and responding to emails and requests from her phone for job one.

What advice does money expert Mariam Gabaji have for people in a cost-of-living crisis?
Mariam Gabaji advises people in a cost-of-living crisis to take on a second job to make ends meet, as it can make a huge difference to how much money they have left over at the end of each month.

AI Comments

👍 The article provides an interesting insight into the trend of 'overemployment' and the motivations behind it. It is commendable that Jessica is taking control of her financial situation and making the most of her opportunities.

👎 The article does not provide enough information about the potential risks of overemployment, such as the toll it can take on physical and mental wellbeing. It also fails to mention the potential legal implications of working two jobs simultaneously.

AI Discussion

Me: It's about an Aussie woman who has chosen to work two jobs at the same time. It looks at the implications of her decision, the cost of living crisis, and how she manages to pull it off.

Friend: Wow, that's quite a feat! It's impressive that she can manage two jobs at the same time. What do you think about the article?

Me: I think it's really interesting that she's chosen to take on two jobs. It speaks to the cost of living crisis we're facing and how people are looking for unique ways to make ends meet. It also shows how technology and virtual backgrounds have made it easier for people to juggle multiple jobs without getting caught. I think it's important to note that while this can be a great way to make extra money, it can be very difficult to manage two jobs at the same time and can be very stressful.

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Technical terms

A situation in which a person works two or more jobs at the same time.
Lean In
A book by Sheryl Sandberg, the original tech girl boss and chief operating officer at Facebook, which encourages women to assert themselves in order to have it all.
Cost of Living Crisis
A situation in which the cost of living is too high for people to afford basic necessities.
People born between 1981 and 1996.
A social media platform where users can post content and engage in discussion.
A surgical procedure to remove the uterus.

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