Pixel And Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In The Gig Economy

Kessler spends a month trying to make a living wage using new tech platforms like TaskRabbit and Postmates. The results aren’t promising:

My experiences in the gig economy raise troubling issues about what it means to be an employee today and what rights a worker, even on a assignment-by-assignment basis, are entitled to. The laws regarding what constitutes an employee have not yet caught up to the idea that jobs are now being doled out by iPhone push notification.

Source: Fast Company
Published: Mar 18, 2014
Length: 37 minutes (9,445 words)
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