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Episode 33: Part 2 of Markesha Miller’s Tips and Tricks for Shoppers

In part 2 we continue to talk about ratings and how to better plan for your shopping trips. Do you know what goes into your rating? How do I efficiently shop for multiple customers? What are the rules and what is hearsay? Are shopping cost markups worth it? Is there enough transparency? Are customers tipping…
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Episode 32: Knights of the Round Table

The landscape has changed. Employees’ desire for flexibility is quickly outpacing the diminishing security of employment. Much of the workforce will be leaving traditional work in an effort to lead more joyful and fulfilling lives. In contact centers, average agent tenure is continuing to decline, resulting in rising costs of attrition before agents can fully…
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Episode 31: Markesha Miller’s Journey from Corporate Grind to Thriving Gigster

Part 1 of this 2 part episode! Three years ago, after two decades of a successful corporate career, Markesha transitioned into the gig economy full time. Like so many other independent employees, Markesha is motivated by having the freedom and flexibility to work around her life. Now, more than ever, It’s important for her to…
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Self-Incorporation: Me, Inc.

Redefining Self Incorporation Whether tethered to a platform or working as an independent consultant from home, many independent employees (or gigsters) from my personal observation view their work as a “job” not as a business. But these are not jobs in any traditional sense of the word because they are genuinely on their own in…
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Episode 30: Tyler Burtschi & Clark Monroe

We’ve got an exciting episode in store for you this week… Starting off with a teaser for our upcoming “behind the scenes” episode where we will break down the in’s and out’s of creating a commercial from beginning to end! Clark Monroe gives us an update on his projects and shares his passion for what…
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Episode 29: WE are the Gig Economy

The “Gig Economy” is composed of more than just app-based delivery and rideshare gigsters. The gig economy is for anyone who is motivated to work outside the 9-to-5. Traditional full-time work is not as appealing as it once was since the next generation of workers want more freedom work around the life they want to…
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A Culture of Transparency

In the first two parts of this series on gig culture, we discussed the diversity of types, the difficulties in gathering data, and independent contract workers’ motivations. This post will focus on these people’s needs and the response of the economy and legislatures as follows: Compensation Benefits Health Retirement Unemployment/Workers Compensation Other (childcare, maternity/paternity leave,…
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Motivations of the Gig Workers

Market Watch article by Nicole Lyn Pesce looks into the latest numbers from Yelp. Yelp’s “Economic Average” report as of July 10, 2020, shows 132,580 businesses listed on Yelp were closed, down slightly from the June report of 140,000 closures. While the number closing has improved somewhat with most states partially opening back up, the…
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Lacking the Data to Measure Today’s Workplace Evolution

It is the Bureau of Labor Statistics mandate to monitor the U.S. labor force in terms of numbers, types, trends, and its impact on the economy (and vice versa). As recently as November 2018, the BLS still did not know how to define a “gig.” It falls in between a “job” and “work,” both of…
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Episode 28: Why WE are Integral to Our Community

This week we discuss a heartbreaking viral video (below) posted by TikTocker and Uber Eats driver Riley Elliot (@livefreestudios) which is just one of a million stories. Everyday, all over the world app-based drivers like Riley are hustling as they struggle to make ends meet. They depend on tips from consumers and wages from platforms…
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