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Punk Rock HR

Aug 26, 2019

Let’s Fix Work Episode 73

Do you love having five jobs? Do you love chasing down invoices and getting four hours of sleep a night because you're worried about the future? Yeah, I didn’t think so. In fact, nobody probably really loves any part of the side hustle. More on that in a moment. But first, meet this week’s guest, Mary Ellen Slayter. She's the Founder and CEO of Rep Cap Media, a B2B Marketing agency focused on helping their clients create leads, sales, and revenue. Of course, Mary Ellen is so much more than that. She's a scientist. She's a journalist. She's a former writer at the Washington Post. And she's also a mother, a partner, and an absolute dear friend. 

Mary Ellen is also someone who has a strong opinion on entrepreneurship and the hustle economy.  Now, I don't know when the word hustle emerged in our lexicon as a good thing, but Mary Ellen and I are here to tell you it is not a good thing. It is not a proper way to live your life. It's not a proper way to be connected to the people you love. And it certainly isn't a good way to run a business. So if you're interested in hearing about the side hustle (and why it’s actually no good) and thinking about solutions for the future of work, listen in to this episode of Let’s Fix Work

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. What is causing the emergence and negative trend where we're just working all the time without stopping
  2. The driving force behind the hustle economy
  3. How the hustle economy affects men and women differently
  4. Some ways that we can fight the hustle
  5. Some sales advice from Mary Ellen

Resources from this episode:

Mary Ellen Slayter on LinkedIn

Rep Cap Media

Laurie on Instagram

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