Comment from Troy Streacker

I am a full time Uber driver and Uber gives me the flexibility to work and play on my own schedule. I treat Uber like it’s my own business. A small business owner isn’t provided insurance by anyone, they have to purchase it. I have purchased affordable personal health insurance through UnitedHealth and go on my way. Gig workers do gigs because they want too. The complaints around gig work already have solutions floating around in the private sector if you look. If the complaint is the gig economy doesn’t pay enough then be aware of the cost of living in an area. New York and Chicago have higher costs of living then Raleigh NC and Columbus OH. It’s likely plumbers and electricians (And any profession) have a harder time paying their bills in more expensive cities as well. If someone doesn’t get paid what they would like, it’s their responsibility to move on to a career/job that pays what they desire. It’s not the gig economy’s fault that the poverty line in San Francisco is over $100,000.

Comment ID: WHD-2020-0007-0431 | 22-Oct-20

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