Gig economy, 21st century's economy, economic model, Uber, Deliveroo, Airbnb, freelance jobs, global markets, business model, service sector
The gig economy is a result of the shift of the 21st century's economy. It skyrocketed this past twenty years in the global market, because of the success of companies like Uber, Deliveroo, Airbnb who based its activity on the same business model in the service sector (tertiary sector).
[...] The first type of work is unpleasant and poorly paid; the second is pleasant and very well paid. The second type of work can be extended in an unlimited way: there are not only those who give orders, but also those who give advice on the kinds of orders to give. These are very intelligent people: engineers, developers, computer scientists, those who create the algorithms that gradually replace the bosses of the past, and constantly evaluate, with their ratings so that the workers do always better, always more. [...]
[...] Why the gig economy is the best and worst development for workers under 30? I. The gig economy is a result of the shift of the 21st century's economy It skyrocketed this past twenty years in the global market, because of the success of companies like Uber, Deliveroo, Airbnb who based its activity on the same business model in the service sector (tertiary sector). Hundred thousand employees in part-time provide this the growth of this economic model which they are victims. [...]
[...] They build a network themselves and they forge ties with professionals. And I know for sure that it's the case for a major part of millennials. We need that wide freedom because we seek change in our lives. Personally, I could see myself in a job with not stability because I'd rather turn to a job that fulfils me. Unfortunately, the reality is deceitful and the purpose of most of part-time and freelance jobs aren't as inspiring. They are challenging for most of them and tough physically. [...]
[...] Don't diabolize these companies Although I don't diabolize these companies, I stay convince that they can fully improve the conditions of workers. That's for my opinion it's the main disadvantage of the gig economy. Nowadays, we experienced that after the Covid-19 crisis, the economy and our habits tend to follow the freelance jobs thanks to remotely work. So, it's pushed the gig economy to be in the front line of global markets. For example, many of my friends work on the platform Fiver and that permit them to have some flexibility and a freedom in their schedule. [...]
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