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Working 9 To 5, And How Unusual It Is Getting

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Maybe the days of going to the same place from nine to five every weekday are coming to an end. You'll forgive workers if they do not celebrate.

Changes in society, technology, and consumer tastes are having great impacts on work, creating an entire work ecosystem--the gig economy--that only existed for a small number of people until recently.

Jeff Wald, who is both observer and participant in the changing nature of work, writes of the present and future in The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations.

He details how previous technological changes shifted power from workers to employers, and how the advent of robotics and artificial intelligence is doing it again.

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