Work Shift


In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, rising costs of living, and a cultural change in perspective toward productivity at work, the traditional workplace—one that employs workers from 9 to 5 for 40 hours a week—is dead. In Work Shift, the Daily Dot examines what the increase of working from home means for professionals in a digital age where workers can never truly clock out. In these stories, local governments turn to spyware to monitor employee efficiency, TikTok influencing provides supplemental income for creators of color, and Gen Z relies on social media to grasp modern work culture.

Three smiling womenTikTok is ushering in a wave of Latina influencers
Workplace surveillanceLocal governments are surveilling workers with cheap software
Three employees in mobile phones standing in officeFor Gen Z, office culture is nostalgic and glamorous

Produced by Kris Seavers & David Covucci / Written by Melina Khan, Jackie Ibarra & Camryn Garza / Art by Jason Reed

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