With remote work came a trend of employees secretly working multiple jobs, but now with ChatGPT, more people are working three to four jobs simultaneously.
- Using artificial intelligence (AI) and a little tech know-how, some employees can work three to four jobs at one time, all without an employer knowing.
- This new aspect of hustle culture could become the new normal if enough people master the AI programs needed to do their jobs for them.
- “Over-employed” workers use AI to automate parts of, or the entirety of, their duties at one or more jobs while continuing to work another.
Why it’s news
While some employees worry that automation will take their jobs, others are taking advantage of the automation possibilities and using it to accomplish more during the workday. While their tasks are mostly or completely automated, these employees can use the extra free time to tweak or improve AI output.
In some cases, work that would take a few weeks, like writing a report or creating a presentation, can take just a few hours, TheFutureParty reports.
These ChatGPT-savvy workers can even avoid long meetings by asking the AI chatbot to summarize discussions for them.
For many of these workers, the incentive to use ChatGPT comes from disillusionment rather than industriousness. Many no longer believe that working hard will result in rewards or more money. They instead focus on working as many jobs as possible to bring in as much income as they can, TheFutureParty reports.
However, these employees must be somewhat surreptitious with their extra work activities. If their job can be automated, employers may want to keep fewer employees around.
Backing up a bit
White-collar workers are worried about AI taking over low-level jobs, but the new tech could be coming for higher-paid employees first.
Low-level employees are typically the ones worried about automation and technology replacing their work, but a Hong Kong gaming company replaced its CEO with an AI just last year. The new AI CEO monitored the company’s analytics, made leadership decisions, assessed risks, and promoted a more efficient work environment.
Unlike other CEOs who are often paid hefty salaries, NetDragon’s AI CEO required no salary at all. Since switching to an AI CEO, NetDragon has performed increasingly well on Hong Kong’s stock market, The Hustle reports.