It’s a shame states couldn’t develop a system to offer official status to gig/freelancen/contract workers *before* a massive, economy-shattering recession kicked in.
Goodness, let the people just trying to do their jobs go to the bathroom. Why would this be the hill you’re going to die on.
Shady marketplaces allow shady people to hire shady actors.
Oh thanks, none of us have thought of that.
Pretty good single summary of the problems inherent in the “gig economy.”
The biggest advantage “gig” companies have is that they’re the only companies around who can arbitrarily decrease payment rates 1) without telling workers they’re doing so and 2) with relative impunity because where else are people going to go?