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The "Gig" Economy
« on: June 06, 2019, 05:17:31 PM »
It's really been happening.


Re: The "Gig" Economy
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 01:06:43 AM »


Re: The "Gig" Economy
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 02:24:03 AM »
Would you apply for a job where you had to be available 5 days a week, yet the position only offers 16-20 hours/week?  Seems exploitative to request someone to always be available, for such a small paycheck.


Re: The "Gig" Economy
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2019, 06:56:54 AM »
Even the "top job" on the White House is now just a "gig"! Does that mean we can let him go without any notice???

Re: The "Gig" Economy
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2019, 09:44:24 AM »
fat finger typo should be  "in the White House"

Re: The "Gig" Economy
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 10:06:15 AM »
Would you apply for a job where you had to be available 5 days a week, yet the position only offers 16-20 hours/week?  Seems exploitative to request someone to always be available, for such a small paycheck.

i have a pilot friend he has to be available to fly anywhere with 2 hour notice but obly gets paid when a flight is requested. they call him 2 or 3 times a month most times but they pay him 3k per flight.

Re: The "Gig" Economy
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 11:43:16 PM »
i have a pilot friend he has to be available to fly anywhere with 2 hour notice but obly gets paid when a flight is requested. they call him 2 or 3 times a month most times but they pay him 3k per flight.
Considering the wages, that's a lot more reasonable.  I bet he hates it when he forgets to turn his ringer on!

Re: The "Gig" Economy
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 11:44:25 PM »
Even the "top job" on the White House is now just a "gig"! Does that mean we can let him go without any notice???
Is Washington, D.C. an "at-will" employment district?