Posted by: Patrice Fitzgerald | January 12, 2009

The new “Gig Economy”

Or “Gigocrasy” as Tina Brown describes it in today’s post in The Daily Beast.

With so many part-time people on—and not on—the job, corporate America has started to feel like it’s on a permanent maternity leave. Colleagues are an amorphous, free-floating army of rotating waifs whose voicemails are clogged with plaintive requests from their own offices for missing information. 

I’ve been a freelance writer for a while, so this is no surprise to me.  I’m lucky (thanks, honey!) to have a healthcare plan via my employed husband.  

But I thought it was a great article, and it made me reflect on where the economy is going for the masses used to more regular paychecks.

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  1. i saw this and the one about the chinese lady… maybe you should contact her and give her some tips!!!! 😉


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