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For women around the world, the “gig economy” is just business as usual

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ChatswickFan
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 Posted 2 years ago

Women “Uberized” the economy long ago...  

"Women run daycares out of their homes, provide cleaning services to neighbors, and carpool to soccer practice and other after-school events."

https://qz.com/495003/for-women-around-the-world-the-gig-economy-is-just-business-as-usual/ 

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    ryanLarson
    50
     1 month ago

    I have a feeling people are confusing part-time jobs with gig workers.  or "flexible hours" to gig workers.

    ...or is it that people are just using "gig workers" (the big buzz word) to describe more things now.  Yeah, I think taht's it. 

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    TonyAlmeida
    1150 Rider
     2 years ago

    Yeah, this author has no idea what modern "gig economy" is all about. It isn't the same thing "women" have been doing all these years.

    For example, the current gig economy is 

    • powered by sophisticated mobile apps
    • supported by large communities and social network
    • automating payments, processes, etc.

    It isn't the same as BABY SITTING, STUFFING ENVELOPES, CLEANING HOUSES

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      RedANT
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       2 years ago  (edited 2 years ago)

      What women have done may not have involved technology or automated payment processes, but it did involve people working long, unregulated hours, without proper compensation, and with very little government protection or oversight.  

      Since when did technology become a required component of this type work?  

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    DimSumUng
    131
     2 years ago

    This is an example of an article that had the title first before they did any research.  Someone wanted to write about women then forced a topic. 

    Extremely uninteresting.

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    RedANT
    1069 Rider Driver
     2 years ago

    So, in a nutshell, the detrimental effects of "gig" work have been hurting women for decades, but is only now getting attention because it's impacting men as well.  

    Sad but true.  

    Let's hope that now that everyone is being impacted, we can unite and fight against this corporate exploitation.