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‘Lazy Girl Jobs’ and why HR leaders should pay attention



As Gabrielle Judge, the originator of the “anti-hustle gig” explains, these jobs offer “decent” pay ($60,000 – $80,000 per year in her estimation), are generally nontechnical and mostly clerical in nature, and, most importantly, offer flexible, all-remote hours. She lists titles such as customer success managers and account managers as possible Lazy Girl Jobs.

‘Lazy Girl’ and remote or hybrid work

The “Lazy Girl” trend puts the spotlight on remote and hybrid work — an area known well by Dr. Pamela Hinds, a Stanford researcher and professor of Management Science & Engineering who for years has studied the effects of technology on teams, collaboration and innovation.

Most recently she’s been looking into what contributes to a sense of belonging for remote and hybrid tech workers.

“One of the things that I would be very concerned about as a leader in an organization right now is the extent to which people are identified with the organization,” she told HRD.

“And I think, historically, organised, strong organizations have had strong cultures, and people have really felt like they are part of that, it’s something that they identify with. And with… the shift to remote work, it’s a little bit harder to sustain that connection to the organization, that sense of belonging. So I think that’s something that organizations can work directly on.”

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