Who do (WE) help?
You are the innovators and risk-takers who provide services that enrich our lives.
Without you, our lives would be too complex and your partners couldn’t thrive.
Incentives do not always align with the motivations of the workforce.
You are the hustlers, the dreamers, the grinders – the backbone of the economy.
Without you, nothing would get done. Period. You are the gig economy.
Juggling time and money makes it difficult to focus on efficiently maximizing income.
You are fair and unbiased. You are the balance required to progress us forward.
Without you, resources would not keep moving freely within our economy.
Unfortunately, you don’t have access to the data to make policies that serve best.
In the gig economy, we are all a business.
Expected to employ workers
Employees are expensive. Employing workers increases costs by as much as 30 percent.
Not to mention, today’s workforce desires the freedom and flexibility that the “9 to 5” lacks.
Being an employee removes many of the freedom and flexibility that today’s generation craves.
San Francisco Chronicle
The future of Uber and Lyft in California: What you need to know
Expected to work for tips
Expenses really add up, especially when you sit down and really do the math.
App-based workers do not get paid for their expenses, like gas, parking, and insurance.
A report found drivers were making an average hourly rate of $1.45 while only 11% of jobs paid more than federal minimuum wage.
Delivery drivers were found to earn $20,800 to $41,538 annually before expenses.
Gig economy: Here’s how much you can make delivering for Grubhub, Uber Eats and DoorDash
Expected to pay fees
For the typical restaurant, fixed costs such as labor, food and rent eat up around 90 percent of the money coming in.
That leaves little room for the base fees that the large delivery services charge small restaurants, which generally are 20 percent to 30 percent of what customers pay for each order.
New York Times
As Diners Flock to Delivery Apps, Restaurants Fear for Their Future
Expected to create fair laws
As recently as November 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics still did not know how to define a “gig.”
How are legislators expected to create fair legislation without the data to clearly define their constituetes?
Lacking the Data to Measure Today’s Workplace Evolution
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You’re not alone. (WE) are here to help connect you with the resources to thrive in the gig economy.