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Some praise our gig economy flexibility. I call it exploitation | Larry Elliott | Opinion | The Guardian
Language matters. There was a time when these trends would have been described as casualisation or exploitation. They would have been seen as symbolic of a one-sided labour market in which the deck was stacked in favour of employers. These days, though, it is evidence of “flexibility”, and who could object to that?
gigEconomy  zeroHours  underemployment  self-employment  casualisation  exploitation  employment  flexibility  deregulation  pay  wages  interestRates  dctagged  dc:creator=ElliottLarry 
april 2018 by petej
The Odd Job Society | Flip Chart Fairy Tales
"Rather than sign on as unemployed, a lot of people made redundant from professional, managerial and technical roles have decided to try their hands at going freelance. Many of them are not getting a lot of work but seem to have decided, for the time being at least, that underemployment is preferable to unemployment."
recession  UK  economy  jobs  work  unemployment  self-employment  casualisation  freelancing  cuts 
august 2012 by petej

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