My younger brother and I often will discuss YouTubers, their videos and ‘drama’ over dinner, much to my parent’s confusion. One person who we talk about often is JacksFilms and his series YIAY. A running joke on his channel is that youtube isn’t a real job, and therefore he doesn’t have one, or does he?
People can make money off youtube and even live off it. Sure, some people still technically still work for companies like fullscreen or gleam but they still have a greatly blurred line between everyday life and ‘work’. Just like many companies around the world who have no offices and all work exclusively online and at any hour of the day. This article talks about Buffer and their move to not have any offices which allow for their employees to work from home, joining over 1.7 million Canadians who do the same. For the people who’s jobs are all liquid labor, like JacksFilms and his ‘co-workers’ leaving the office, isn’t really possible.
Leck, S. (2017). ‘The flexibility is incredible’: When companies ditch the office, everyone’s a remote worker. [online] CBC News. Available at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/virtual-companies-online-office-1.4223267 [Accessed 18 Aug. 2017].