gig economy

  1. Kurt Halfyard

    What Does PART-TIME entail on U/L/Eats/Skip/DD?

    I was reading Penn State's 2019 Research paper on PART-TIME RIDESHARING, and how they do not quantify part-time work as "NUMBER OF HOURS" driven, but rather how dependent the driver is on the income of gig-economy. i.e. Driving 35 hours, but the NET$ only amounting to 3% of your annual...
  2. MHR

    Gig economy rating systems lead to racial bias

    To fix racial bias in the gig economy, start with the rating systems It’s never as simple as “one star” or “five stars.” By John H. Chuang Co-founder and CEO, Aquent September 24, 2020 Inequality in the gig economy is nothing new. For years, millions of low-paid gig workers have been denied...
  3. Kurt Halfyard

    Why Do I Drive Ridehail (U/L) When I Do NOT NEED TO? A Serious Answer.

    This question was posed in a rather unfortunate and ugly way way earlier, but I am interested in having this conversation in a serious, and thoughful way (No, Seriously!) Ignoring the 'punching down' racism and framing of this former query (it's edited above, and I'm not linking to the closed...
  4. Kurt Halfyard

    Another Day. Another WAGE STUDY Of The Gig Economy

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/12/business/economy/uber-lyft-drivers-wages.html " Some critics on social media noted that the companies had paid Cornell $120,000 to support costs like research assistance, not an unheard-of arrangement for such work. (Mr. Hyman and his fellow professors...
  5. Joah

    Can Gigs Support So Many People in Need of Jobs?

    Instacart hired 300,000 additional workers in a month and said in late April it planned to add 250,000 more... Do you think all the people who lost their jobs will be able to make money by doing gig work? 🤔
  6. waldowainthrop

    I Read Airbnb Magazine So You Don’t Have To

    https://jacobinmag.com/2020/01/airbnb-magazine-gig-economy-brand-storytelling/
  7. Jack Malarkey

    Inquiry into retirement income system

    The Australian Government on 27 September 2019 announced an inquiry into the retirement income system: https://joshfrydenberg.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Treasurer-Media-Release-Review-of-the-Retirement-Income-System.pdf. The inquiry is to release a consultation paper in November 2019 and...
  8. clearport

    Making money using other gig-economy apps during slow times?? (e.g. www.solicitr.ca)

    Great advertisement... would rather have you support the website and avoid such uber/lyft tactics.
  9. Jack Malarkey

    Victoria flags going it alone on gig workers

    https://www.afr.com/leadership/workplace/victoria-flags-going-it-alone-on-gig-workers-20190507-p51ktd (Paywall in place) Financial Review: EXTRACT: Victoria flags going it alone on gig workers Patrick Durkin, BOSS Deputy Editor May 7, 2019 — 4.41 pm The Victorian government has flagged...
  10. Kurt Halfyard

    Late Stage Capitalism And GEN Y/Z

    A good read: https://eand.co/young-people-are-giving-on-capitalism-because-capitalism-failed-young-people-70b4f0ab3de It’s no surprise, then, that young people have given up on capitalism. They aren’t just against it. They mock it just like a child might say: “I’m not afraid of that monster!”...
  11. Karl Marx

    For the record, I would like to say, I have never worked for the Russians.

    I detest everything to do with the Russian State and everything I have thought and written about has always been in the context of democratic institutional socialism. I'm proud to point to social medicine and other social safety net programs adopted in many western countries albeit one, the...
  12. fork2323

    New Amazing platform pays way more than Uber with almost no expenses!

    New way to make lots of $$ without any cut going to ap provider.. Reason #4 is my fave.. They need to make an ap for this.. Would any of you guys sign up?
  13. BurgerTiime

    Uber has lost a landmark battle in U.K. court ruling

    Full: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/10/31/uber-loses-appeal-against-landmark-uk-workers-rights-ruling.html Uber lost an appeal against a landmark 2016 ruling that the ride-hailing firm should treat its U.K. drivers as workers entitled to benefits like a minimum wage and...
  14. Kurt Halfyard

    Gamification of Work: Guardian Article on Gig Economy

    Not news, but still worth discussing in terms of all the ratings threads, and manipulation from Uber/Lyft in this regard. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/20/high-score-low-pay-gamification-lyft-uber-drivers-ride-hailing-gig-economy "Simply defined, gamification is the use of game...
  15. Karl Marx

    It’s time to unionize the gig economy

    https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/11/06/its-time-to-unionize-the-gig-economy.html I remember the kids that lived on the other side of tracks always had fathers or mothers who worked in union shops or services and us middle class kids worked in gas stations, or food services...
  16. grq79

    10 Reasons Why the Gig Economy is Broken

    It's a break down of subjective but we'll cited that labor, both White and blue collar should weath of the plight of the digital workforce. https://rhyd.co/gig-economy/
  17. Karl Marx

    The 'Gig Economy' Is the New Term for Serfdom

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/the-gig-economy-is-the-new-term-for-serfdom-2/ Hello all, not sure how I missed this article.
  18. Michael - Cleveland

    Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy NYT 9 Aug 2018

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/nyregion/uber-nyc-vote-drivers-ride-sharing.html Uber and the False Hopes of the Sharing Economy New York Times, 9 Aug 2018 By Ginia Bellafante While Uber promotes itself as a way for drivers to earn extra money to fund their dreams, in truth, most drivers in...
  19. Karl Marx

    Letters: ‘A Luxury Service At a Bottom-Wage Price’

    https://www.theatlantic.com/letters/archive/2018/07/letter-i-delivered-packages-for-amazon-and-it-was-a-nightmare/564122/
  20. Jack Malarkey

    The Conversation: As yet another ridesharing platform launches in Australia, how does this all end?

    (https://theconversation.com/as-yet-another-ridesharing-platform-launches-in-australia-how-does-this-all-end-98389?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20June%2025%202018%20-%20104919264&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20June%2025%202018%20-%...
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