The Mystery of the Multiple Jobholder

The American way of work is changing -- but not transforming.

Working multiple gigs is exhausting.

Photographer: Alan Becker/Getty Images

In a column this week about an interesting proposal for a new approach to employment benefits, Felix Salmon referred to "a large increase in the number of people working multiple jobs, for well over 40 hours per week in total, but not receiving any of the benefits which have historically accompanied that kind of workload."

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