Can you survive in the gig economy?

The Uber Game

Really nice work by The Financial Times to try to give a glimpse into life in the gig economy.

Scenario: You’re a full-time Uber driver with two kids to support, and a $1000 mortgage payment due in a week. Can you earn enough to pay the bill?

I often see ads by Grab and Uber trumpeting the flexibility of being a driver for them. Grab even has an ad proclaiming that you can “live mortgage-free”! But you just have to take a closer look to realise that things are not as rosy as they look for the gig workers.

10. October 2017 by Han Sheng
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