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The Gig Economy

已有 2051 次阅读 2019-3-12 21:25 |个人分类:生活点滴|系统分类:海外观察

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The Gig Economy

Until I heard the NPR broadcast https://www.npr.org/2019/03/11/702129540/why-many-americans-are-drawn-to-the-gig-economy  yesterday, I have not heard of this term. But once acquainted with the term, I realized that this is nothing new even though the term is. Do you want to be your own boss, set your own work schedule, and determine your own pay by how hard you work? That is known as “an independent contractor/consultant” – which I have done all my life part time. Nowadays with the advent of smart phone, UBER/LIFT drivers becomes numerous. People work and earn money on per task (gig) basis in all kinds of environment and conditions. Numerous books have been written on the subject https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=Zq2HXP2pHKOV_Qbp0ZGICQ&q=the+gig+economy+book&oq=The+gig+economy&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0i131j0l9.1262.6204..10300...0.0..0.147.1186.13j3......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..35i39.80lNxscNw8g

There are “pros and cons” of this new social condition. Sociologist are just beginning to take notice and investigate it.




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