The 40 hour work week is a relatively new concept in human history, and it may already be past its prime. Traditional employees are shrinking in numbers and the gig economy is growing, but what does that mean for retirement, healthcare, and more?
The gig economy gives people greater flexibility to work employment into their normal lives, eschewing the same 40 hours in a chair at a desk week in and week out for greater control of their lives and families. How this will play out in the long term remains to be seen, but the younger generations in particular seem to be ditching the 9 to 5 in favor of gigs. Learn more about the future of gig work below!