Someone recently described our current work culture as "The Gig Economy." I hadn't heard the term before but it made a lot of sense to me.
The majority of my career has been based on contract jobs. I used to write for teen magazines, like Seventeen and All About You and at the time, selling a big story would pay for three or four months of life's expenses. Now, I may spend six months developing a training curriculum for one company and then move on to write and facilitate for another company.
I am very much a part of "The Gig Economy." I'll never get a pension, benefits or life insurance through the companies I work for. In return, I don't have to battle in LA freeway warfare and I get to work in my jammies.
What kind of work do you do? Do you bounce from gig to gig like me?
4 years ago