Should employees be allowed to work for multiple employers? For months an engineer for the city of Baltimore balanced telework for their city job while also working a second full-time – also remote – job at a private company. No one discovered the issue through the interview or hiring process. And for months they were able to successfully pull it off.
On one hand, you have to give the engineer credit for figuring out how to make this work. After all, it was only discovered after he applied for a transfer at his private company gig. On the other hand, come some pretty tricky questions for people who are managing remote workers in an increasingly flexible environment. In an era of gig, remote, and asynchronous work do we need to find better measures for productivity?