Thursday, June 14, 2018

Ageism - The Gig Economy

The gig economy has embraced retiree workers perhaps more than any other industry. In a 2016 article in the New York Times, the writer interviewed senior drivers and noted, “Ms. Johnson is among a growing number of older Americans who are driving for Uber or its competitor Lyft to augment their retirement income. Some drivers say it is a great chance to be independent and earn extra cash on their own schedule. But others, including some drivers, say it is exploitation of older people who work as independent contractors, without any benefits, because their age means they have a harder time finding full-time employment.”

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