The Gig Economy, Sweatshop Mentality, Worker Misclassification, and You, Part 1

I was going to write about my disappointment with my “job” as general transcriptionist. A job which I can conveniently do from home. A job that I can pick my own hours, and days.

What I ended up with was a job that pays fractions of a penny per words. A job whose management does not have a standardized style guide, i.e., Chicago Manual of Style, Associated Press, etc.. and the proofreaders send mixed messages on corrections without any consistencies. Time to move on.

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4 responses to “The Gig Economy, Sweatshop Mentality, Worker Misclassification, and You, Part 1

  1. Like seems an ironic thing to click for this. Yes, it’s been going on for years. It’s a way to undo all the progress that was so hard fought for by unions for years. “Contractors” have no minimum wage, no protection under law, no health care, no nothing.

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    • Thanks, Marilyn, that is so true. Beyond that, if the company for which one is working has different standards depending upon the different proofreaders, I found it very difficult to maintain any one standard, not to mention some speakers who slur their words regularly.

      Meanwhile, looking forward to visiting one of my sons for a pleasure, and upon my return, working on flowerbeds and trimming trees. No matter what, I find my best balance while being in nature.

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  2. I hear you on the subjective standards, Swoosieque! Thank you so much for reblogging my post!

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