Jennifer

SLASH:
Secondary school teacher / Photographer / Artist

SLASH SINCE:
Her late 20s

PRIMARY MOTIVATION:
Passion in photography and arts

TIME SPLIT PER WEEK:
65 hours Teacher / 16 hours Photographer / 10 hours Artist (on average)

TOTAL MONTHLY INCOME:
HK$53,000 (on average)

MAIN DIFFICULTY:
Time management

SEES SLASH AS A SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE:
Yes

SELF-IDENTIFIED SLASH:
Yes

Jennifer is a teacher at a local school. She has a stable career as a teacher, but has always had an interest in photography and arts. In her late 20s, she became more active in photography groups. Eventually, she got enough interest and referrals to become a part-time event photographer. She now also occasionally teaches art workshops to young children.

While Jennifer actively does different art jobs, her SLASH total income is only around HKD40k a year. This is enough for her, as she is single and does not have to support her family or have other huge financial burdens.

She has never skipped a SLASH job, but to meet deadlines, she occasionally has had to be unavailable for some off-work duties at her full-time job so as to attend to her side-gigs. She has not hidden her SLASH identity at work as she believes in being honest with her colleagues and supervisor.

Jennifer would not give up her full-time career to become a full-time SLASH or artist as the income would be unstable, but she would like to continue to be a SLASH to pursue her artistic interests. Long school holidays and regular school schedule allow her to do so, hopefully until and beyond her retirement.

Back