Giving benefits to Uber drivers will not kill the sharing economy.
Want to get the celebrity treatment? Here’s a job for you: go to rural China and let a real-estate developer present you as one of the famous models or actors who just happen to enjoy hanging around this brand-new property.
These athletes live modest lives, running paycheck to paycheck like the rest of us, except their paychecks are both larger and farther apart—and they have to run 26 miles and beat 26,000 other people to get them.
Today is Equal Pay Day, which—to quote the National Committee on Pay Equity—”symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.”
I grew up in an academic household, and academia was a goal of mine from an early age. Both my parents are musicians teaching in academia, and while I also loved to perform, I had decided in college that I would probably follow in my parents’ footsteps and pursue teaching on a university level.
It’s one of those “invisible” jobs that I had never really thought about before, but of course salons need people who know how to sharpen different types of professional-grade shears, and so we have professional shears sharpeners who get the job done.
Do you know how to construct a perfect selfie? Can you make an image look vibrant, lively, FOMO- and envy-enducing, and—most of all—flattering? More importantly, can you take an average selfie that someone snapped off Instagram and retouch it to include all of those qualities while still hashtagging it #nofilter?
If so, you might be cut out for a freelance career in professional selfie retouching.
Handy, for starters, is getting sued because the company is classifying workers as independent contracters while allegedly insisting the contractors follow the same rules that one might give an employee, including “suggestions” about when to wear headphones and how to use the bathroom.
The savings rate among Millennials is at negative 2 percent, partly due to stagnant wages coupled with increases in fixed costs. A bad labor market—lots of low-wage work available, but not enough ones with decent pay—have caused many young people to work multiple jobs. As Carl E. Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, told the Times: “The only cure for young people in this position is an economic recovery of robust proportions.”
A few years out of college, my younger brother has been unable to find a full-time job working in early childhood education, so he has cobbled together employment with three part-time jobs: working with pre-schoolers at a private school, doing administrative work at a non-profit, and retail work. He lives at home, and the majority of his money goes to car payments, health care and student loans. “I’m trying to save, but it’s hard,” he told me. He was mostly at his a-few-dollars-above-minimum-wage retail job during the holidays, working early shifts in the stock room (“people buy a lot of stuff, and then they return a lot of stuff,” he explained). I bought him dinner and we talked about his career prospects. “I’ve been looking for that one job, but it hasn’t appeared yet,” he said. “I’m mostly just tired.”
In Denmark, $20 an hour is the lowest rate the fast food industry can pay thanks to an agreement between Denmark’s largest union and the Danish employers group Horesta which includes fast food outlets like Burger King, McDonald’s, Starbucks.
I don’t know if they found the one dog walker making it work, or if that’s a good example of what most dog walkers/sitters in Orange County earn.
I got a postcard from DogVacay, tagline “Dog boarding just got awesome!”