In an industry where startups are starting up all the time, it’s becoming more common for people to start up in an all-night job.
The shift is especially notable among millennials, who are spending more time on the job and earning less money than their predecessors.
The average income of a millennial in the US is $35,000, according to a recent study by PayScale.
The median income of the entire population of adults is $51,000.
While most startups have gone for a one- or two-week contract, a few have started offering a three- or four-week option.
This year, two of the biggest names in the industry, Ingress and GameStop, are launching their own three- and four-day jobs, which include a paid time off for all work, according and a pay boost for the full year.
Ingress co-founder and CEO, Kaya Singh, says her startup has helped her grow her business and get clients on board.
“We were in this space for a long time and we never saw any business opportunity come through for us,” she says.
“I’ve seen it from day one and I’ve been doing this for about two years and we’ve made a lot of money from it.”
Singh’s business is now growing so fast that she’s building a team of around 30 people.
“I’m trying to get all of them full-time on the team,” she explains.
“It’s a lot harder now for us than it was a few years ago, but we are very happy.”
Singhs team of 30 will be on the ground in Los Angeles and San Francisco this week to attend the opening of the GameStop HQ and showcase the company’s new app.
GameStop is an online retail chain with a presence in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Austin, Texas.
It recently launched a free app, which it calls Ingress, that allows users to test out their skills and get to know each other in real-time.
Singh says the app is “the beginning of a very exciting future”.
“We are very excited to be part of a conversation about the future of our business and to be able to tell our story to people,” she said.