The Future of Work: The Next Generation Digital Series

The Future of Work: The Next Generation Digital Series

Future of Work: Episode 1

The multi-platform "Future of Work" initiative kicks off with the launch of a six-part digital series. The digital series will examine how the pandemic has impacted long-term employment trends for entry-level and early career workers. Through intimate portraits of Americans making their way through an ever-changing landscape, each episode focuses on one of the key themes from Future of Work — the gig economy, the rise of the precariat, the digital nomad, working to live, the community worker, and new opportunities — and through generations in a family, illustrating its past and present.

Episode 1: I Have Two Jobs, but Not for the Money (feat. @Court Too Fly) | Future of Work

Courtney Acree (@Court Too Fly) works almost 60 hours a week as a flight attendant and a chiropractor. She is one of approximately 13 million Americans that work two jobs. 10 years after graduating from chiropractic school, Courtney has student debt of almost $400,000, yet her reason for working two jobs isn't financial. Future of Work is a six-part docuseries chronicling mid-career adults as they navigate the rapidly changing work landscape covering topics such as debt, the gig economy, remote working, career identity, and more. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! https://bit.ly/PBSVoices Future of Work is a part of PBS Digital Studios. Keep up with us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PBSDigitalSt... Twitter: https://twitter.com/pbsds Instagram: https://instagram.com/pbsds

Episode 2: Why I Choose To Live and Work in My Car: (feat. @JakeMcCollum ) Future of Work 

App-based food delivery, part of what is known as the gig economy, is one of the fastest-growing market sectors in the U.S. On the other hand, vehicle residency, sometimes referred to as car-life, is one of the country’s fastest-growing forms of homelessness. @Jake McCollum falls into both categories. Jake's trying to make ends meet working 80 hours per week while living out of his car, but you may be surprised to hear that he chooses this lifestyle — watch the video to learn how it's working for him. Make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode! https://bit.ly/PBSVoices Future of Work is a six-part docuseries chronicling mid-career adults as they navigate the rapidly changing work landscape covering topics such as debt, the gig economy, remote working, career identity, and more. Future of Work is a part of PBS Digital Studios. Keep up with us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PBSDigitalSt... Twitter: https://twitter.com/pbsds Instagram: https://instagram.com/pbsds #WorkLife #Career #FutureOfWorkPBS

Episode 3: Why We’ll Never Work at an Office Again: Annette & Daniel Fortner are Digital Nomads, people who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel and work anywhere in the internet-connected world. In 2017, they sold all their possessions and became full-time world travelers picking up odd jobs online. With the low cost of living, they work fewer hours; but is the digital nomad life sustainable?

Episode 4: I Quit My 9 to 5 Job to Build Tiny Homes: Rob Abasolo (@Robuilt) was a copywriter at an ad agency who was struggling to find the creative freedom that initially attracted him to the industry. So, he decided to quit. His career pivot? It turns out big life changes can sometimes come in small packages. Find out how Rob is thriving as a short-term rental entrepreneur building tiny homes all across the country.

Episode 5: How Remote Work Destroyed My Mental Health: Katherine Berry was living out her dream life - or so she thought. After graduating a year early from USC Business School, Katherine landed a big-time sales gig at a well-known tech company in San Francisco. But then the pandemic hit. Suddenly, new roommates (her parents) and the inability to unplug  (60-70 hour work weeks) had Katherine’s anxiety levels at an all-time high.

Episode 6: I'm Glad I Didn't Go to College: Luis Santiago went from making minimum wage to running his own company and pulling in six figures — and he got from Point A to Point B without a four-year college degree. The secret? Luis is a master HVAC technician in a skilled trades industry which has grown less and less popular as a career path in the U.S. over the last few decades.

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Produced by GBH for American Graduate: Getting To Work

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