Are you full time or part time with your gig job?

bhelling

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I'm interested to hear how many gig workers are part time or full time with their gig jobs. As the sharing economy continues to grow, a trend I think we'll see is an increasing number of people working these types of jobs leaving their full time jobs to pursue gig work full time.

So... is gig work a side hustle, or are you doing it full time?
 

gigabYte

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I think of myself as part-time but so many weeks I end up doing it full time because I really need the money. It's kind of like when I smoked - I didn't really consider myself a smoker... until one day I realized I was consistently smoking more than a pack a day. Haha!! This feels kinda like that. A bad habit that sucks you in without you knowing it.
 

Austin Bob

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I'm definitely full time. For 2 years now. Looking for other things to do. It's a great way to keep yourself going during hard times but we gotta keep looking onward and upward.
 
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bhelling

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I think of myself as part-time but so many weeks I end up doing it full time because I really need the money. It's kind of like when I smoked - I didn't really consider myself a smoker... until one day I realized I was consistently smoking more than a pack a day. Haha!! This feels kinda like that. A bad habit that sucks you in without you knowing it.
And then before you know it, you're driving for Uber to pay for smokes, then smoking more to deal with the stress of falling rates. Then eventually, you never leave your car and have 15,000 rides under your belt. Then you wake up and it's all just been a very bad dream. Until you get a ping...
 

Austin Bob

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And then before you know it, you're driving for Uber to pay for smokes, then smoking more to deal with the stress of falling rates. Then eventually, you never leave your car and have 15,000 rides under your belt. Then you wake up and it's all just been a very bad dream. Until you get a ping...
Very funny actually!! And sounds almost true! Thanks for the big laugh.
 
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Gigster Steve

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I'd like to be full-time, but it is difficult to find work that is truly worth doing. For instance, I won't drive 20 miles to deliver a dinner and earn just $7. Not worth it. Also, with Amazon at least, you need to count time spent tapping to find shifts (which can be quite substantial) as time spent working, even though you get nothing for it- other than the chance to get a shift. This is truly hard to measure, but if you look at the postings on Facebook you will see there are many who are tapping well past midnight hoping to get something for the following day.

Another complicating factor is that your 3 hour package delivery shift might actually take 3 1/2 to 4 hours when traffic is heavy or weather is bad. This needs to be factored into the equation as well.
 
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gigabYte

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I don't understand why Amazon doesn't cut back on the number of drivers they take on so each driver can get a shift more easily. It really doesn't make any sense at all. Why do they have so many more drivers than they need that no one driver can find a shift easily. And drivers can't find as many shifts as they'd like?
 

jumpin

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I'm part time but only because it's all not worth doing.
 
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