斜槓族/斜槓人生/斜槓世代/斜槓青年 (Slash/Slashers/Slash Generation/Slash Identity) 是近年廣受熱議的流行語，源自符號「/」(斜槓)。延伸意思是一個人介紹自己的職業時，不再單一。你可以是醫生/演員，可以是攝影師/中醫師，可以是母親/講師/街頭藝人/的士司機。這概念最初由瑪希・艾波赫（Marci Alboher）在著作《不能只打一份工：多重壓力下的職場求生術》(One Person Multiple Careers: A new model for work/life success)介紹，書中介紹了年青人利用多重僱用來增加收入(Alboher, 2007)。隨著斜槓影響擴大，很多自稱為「斜槓族」(Slasher/Slashie) 的人透過多重職業身份來建構自己的多元身份。很多「斜槓族」更認為他們透過多重職業身份來找到自己理想的人生態度(Kuang, 2017; 圓神出版‧書是活的, 2017)。對青年人來說，「斜槓」是傳統朝九晚五工作的一個另類選擇。而對年長人士，「斜槓」則是能豐富他們退休生活的可能性(蔡東豪, 2017)。
“Slash/Slashers/Slash Generation/Slash Identity” are trending terms that originated from the symbol “ / ” (Slash). It generally means one would have varieties when he/she introduces own occupation. You can be a doctor/actor, photographer/Chinese medicine practitioner, mother/lecturer/busker/taxi driver. This slash concept was first introduced in the book One Person Multiple Careers: A new model for work/life success (Alboher, 2007), which explored the tendency of people to have multiple career in order to gain sufficient income for living. With the wide spreading of the slash effect, people who identified themselves as “Slasher/Slashie” construct their career and identity. More Slasher/Slashie consider “Slash” helps them to pursue the lifestyle they want (Kuang, 2017; 圓神出版‧書是活的, 2017). For younger generation, this lifestyle can be an alternative to traditional career path (i.e. work from 9 to 5 in office) . For elder generation, this lifestyle can be an enhancement of their lives after retirement (蔡東豪, 2017).
Alboher, M. (2007). One Person Multiple Careers: A new model for work/life success. PT Mizan Publika.
This book introduced the idea of "slash". As with technology giving us the ability to work from anywhere and the nine-to-five grind becoming a thing of the past, more and more people are building careers filled with slashes. This book will show you how to balance life as a "slash". 引文
Alboher, M. (2012). One Person/Multiple Careers: The Original Guide to the Slash Career. BookBaby.
This book examines "the Slash Effect" in which readers pursue multiple careers at the same time in order to extend their marketable talents, ensure additional income, find increasing fulfillment in the workplace, and escape job insecurity and boredom. 引文