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THE HIGHEST-PAYING JOBS OF THE FUTURE WILL EAT YOUR LIFE
IN THE FUTURE, HIGHLY SKILLED PEOPLE WILL BE BRINGING HOME FATTER PAYCHECKS, BUT THEY’LL RARELY BE HOME LONG ENOUGH TO SPEND THEM.
BY JAY L. ZAGORSKY
For a glimpse of the future of work, especially the high-paying kind, look at finance and high-tech companies. Some of the biggest offer high employee salaries combined with lavish perks like free meals at work, luxury shuttle buses for commuters, and extras such as dry cleaning picked up and dropped off at people’s desks. This might look like the fruits of corporate beneficence. In fact, alongside email and other digital technologies, perks like these aim to maximize efficiency and working time, enabling employees to work as many hours as possible without needing to take time off to travel outside for food or errands. While this approach is currently seen as an anomaly, long-term economic trends will force other companies to adopt a similar model—a future of high pay combined with high hours of work.