Jun 1, 2019
The gig economy is defined as part-time or contract work for more than one employer for under 30 hours a week. It is estimated that more than a third of workers in the US are working in the gig economy.
The HBR article, Thriving in the Gig Economy stated that 150 million workers in North America and Europe across demographics are working in the gig economy, also known as freelancing, consulting and precarious employment.
No benefits. No guaranteed hours. No guaranteed nuthin.
Generation X, those sandwiched between the Boomer and the Millennial generations are said to be the most financially unwell in this new work configuration as this is the generation who is supposed to be saving up for "retirement" with financial security feeling elusive to the point of causing high degree of stress.
In this episode, C-A speaks with Inez Genereux who has only known the gig economy and is KILLING IT, to see if there are some lessons to be learned.
Check out Inez on Instagram @inezu. She is unbelievably inspiring, brave and very busy...working.
Please share this episode with a Gen Xer or anyone you think could use some perspective on working in the gig economy.
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