To most young people, doing one single job for their entire lives is no doubt frightening as the new generation yearns for freedom and flexibility. Therefore, slash careers are developed to suit youngsters’ desire of engaging in different fields while making a living. Here is an overview of what exactly slashers are.
What is a Slash Career
Coined by Marci Alboher, the term “slash career” means one that gains several income streams from different types of jobs at the same time. “Slashers” do not follow the traditional nine-to-five routine, but instead, take up multiple jobs and become a boss on their own.
What are the Pros and Cons of Pursuing a Slash Career
The most significant benefit of being a slasher is the boundless career options they get. Slashers are not bound to one employer, so they enjoy absolute freedom in planning their schedules and projects. They can choose whatever jobs that interest them and what they have to do is only to complete them by the deadline. There is no commitment to a single company. Slashers are given the chance to be their own bosses. It is up to them to decide what they want to achieve in their slash careers. Whether it is taking up as many jobs as they want to, or just doing the ones they love whenever they want to, there is no right or wrong.
However, everything comes with a cost. For slashers, they need to bear more risks than normal nine-to-five workers. Slashers do not get paid well sometimes. Their income solely depends on the jobs available on the market. If one fails to find projects to work on, they cannot pay bills. Also, slashers have little legal recourse. They are often independent individuals who do not have a strong backup. Moreover, since slashers work for themselves, they do not have any life insurance, medical insurance, or retirement benefits from companies like most workers in society do.
Tips from WYND Team 👉 : Before moving into your slash career, careful planning is needed! Do not blindly follow everyone else’s career choices without doing any research. Some items you need to consider include your personality, work style and finances.
What does it take to be a Slasher
Individuals who are multipotentialites would be great slashers. This is because slashers have to be creative and passionate about multiple professions in order to be involved in different tasks. Also, courage and persistence are very important as slashers often face criticism from society and it is easy to second-guess your initial thought about becoming a slasher. Nevertheless, staying positive and confident in your own pathway will defeat all the judgements.
Tips from WYND Team 👉 : If you believe in yourself, just go for it! Always remember, the world is your oyster!
WYND team fully supports and embraces the idea of becoming a slasher. In fact, WYND Co-working Space provides an excellent working environment and package deals for slashers in Hong Kong. We understand that slashers need a space outside home to focus on working without distractions, but renting a private office seems too pricy. No worries! We got you!
WYND Offers Half-hourly Bookings (Pay-per-use | No Contract | No Commitment)
WYND offers half-hourly booking, 3-hour passes and day passes for our hot desk service. Also, we provide half-hourly reservations for our meeting rooms so that slashers can enjoy working in privacy and silence. Our meeting rooms are equipped with video conferencing facilities, whiteboards and high-speed Wi-fi. Below is a sum-up of our services and facilities:
- Hot desks memberships with no commitment
- Dedicated desk memberships for a reserved desk
- Meeting rooms for attending online meetings in privacy
- Free coffee and snacks to enjoy after hard work
- A balcony facing the beautiful historical site Tai Kwun for relaxation
Our address: 10/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact number: +852-3462-2777