Comment from Patrick Young

I am a disabled veteran that works part time as an independent contractor or gig worker for Doordash, Postmates, and Uber eats. The flexibility to work when I want and not when I don’t or even can’t is one of the major reasons I need to maintain the independent contractor status. Plus if I need to make extra money I can simply choose to work more. The other advantage is as an independent contractor I don’t have to worry about a non- compete and can utilize as many platforms as I choose to maximize my income in smaller periods of time. I also get to choose which contracted deliveries to take and which that I do not giving me the ability to decide my own income rate is and salary. As an employee neither of these would be possible, so not only would it hurt my income, but I may not be able to work at all without the ability to accommodate to my disabilities and personal situations as needed.

Comment ID: WHD-2020-0007-0546 | 22-Oct-20

Categorized under Flexibility, Health

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