Sometimes I wonder if the concept
Of not having a 9-to-5 job has been overstretched
Social media is full of true stories (or hyperbole)
Of people who were sinking deeper into rabbit holes
Of demanding jobs; facing burnout-
But from rooftops (literally) they shout
How they followed their passions and now
Their social media influencer lives allow
Them to earn six-figure incomes and maintain
Lifestyles that are glamorous without the pain
Of being stuck in a 9 to 5 corporate job that is boring
They are living the dream, their dreams are soaring
Is being confined to a traditional 9 to 5 job that bad?
Or is flexibility of work hours a passing fad?
While burnout is a real issue indeed
Not everyone in the corporate world feels the need
To give up a position that provides
A steady income, a sense of identity, besides
It create a structure to every day
You work certain hours, then you can play
A nomadic work-life has hours variable
The remuneration is high, but also unpredictable
The stability that a conventional work structure provides
Is a privilege coveted by millions worldwide..
Work can be also be fulfilling without
Being your passion or being fun throughout
Different strokes for different folks in the workplace
Some work 9-5 in an office, others in their own time and space!