Sunday, October 18, 2015

The gig economy: Fair or foul?

To promote my gig "business," I signed up with the web site, After four year of minimal results and microscopic remuneration, I've given this gig up.

For many, the gig economy offers promises of great money rewards and job freedom for people such as me unwilling and unable to work the 9-5 shift after decades of doing so.

Gig, to me, means translating old work to the unregulated smartphone, app world. The result is poor journalism (think Huffington Post and Examiner), cheap, unregulated taxi service (Uber), everday tasks for $5 (Fiverr) and on-the-fly accommodations (AirBNB). It all seems way more exploitative than entrepreneurial.

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