Redbook Magazine: More women are leaving the traditional workforce for multiple part-time jobs, including writer Jen Matlack, who juggles, yes, eight of them. If you’re okay with chaos, the new way of working pays off in flexibility, cash, and unexpected exhilaration.
I couldn’t shake the gloomy feeling that I had been sent to some sort of bizarre prison that pays you to show up for eight hours a day. Ekho Powell, a married 35-year-old, can relate: “For me, predictable work creates predictable results,” says the six-job entrepreneur in Lakeland, FL. “The last thing I want to be is predictable. When I divide my time among my ventures equally, I maximize my results.” A 2013 Stanford University study backs her up, finding that people who work from home are 13 percent more productive.