Monday, December 2, 2019

Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work - Book Review

Today I finished reading this book Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work by Sarah Kessler

First, I started to read the book because I like the subject and its impact on our lives.

The Uber for everything companies and the trend that started in about 2009.

The book started with promising and optimistic stories from people who have changed their lives to the better and took the chance into the gig economy. 

Those people who could fulfill their dream of becoming their own bosses by working at Uber, Gigster, Mturk and Handy.

But as the book continued to tell more about those people it turned to the bad sides of working on the Gig economy.

To tell you the truth, I became a little bit upset when I started to read about the bad things that those people gone through.

But then I realized that this good advantages and bad sides where both sides of the Gig Economy. 

But when you really look at it, the book is a practical criticism for real-life examples of people who have gone through that experience.

For some of them, they liked the lifestyle and the payment.

For others, they had to go through this life style because they didn't have another option.

And for all of them, the experience was empowering.

At the end of the book, I found some wisdom:
"The wealth perpetuates and the poverty also perpetuates. But also there will always be the need for new skills and new types of work.