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Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert
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Explain the perks of being a gig worker

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Manonita Rathore
Gig economy and behaviour &soft skills Expert

Here are some perks of being a gig workers:- 

Perk 1 : Take your own time

This is the leading reason among both the people we interviewed and survey results. The ability to manage their own time is a major perk of gig workers. Let’s imagine that you are a freelancer. You can work whenever you want, either be an early bird, or sleep in and be a night owl. If you want to spend time with family, meet up with friends, study for exams, or run other chores, it’s all up to you. This may sound almost too good to be true, but remember that it can also turn out badly if you don’t have good time management skills. Some gig workers do have trouble separating their personal life from their working life.

 

Perk 2 :  Go where passion takes you.

With everybody nowadays talking about the importance of happiness, it is no wonder that some choose to leave high-paying full-time jobs to follow their passions. One of our friends who is a gig worker has always loved to do arts and crafts. After university she landed a stable well-paying full-time job. But she also started her own business on the side selling dried flower bouquets on social media. Even though she has to work on it after long days at the office and spend her weekends at the flower market instead of lounging at home, she insists that she will continue this small business because it makes her happy. 

 

Perk 3 : Choose any jobs you want.

Not only can gig workers choose to work whenever they want, but they can also choose the kind of jobs they want. Some may prefer variety to developing a broad experience. Others may choose something new to keep them from getting bored. Some may look for challenging tasks to improve their skills. And others may simply choose what they’re happy doing. If they are in full-time jobs, they will hardly ever enjoy such privilege of choice. Gig workers are without obligations and have no one telling them what to do. If they have to work with someone they don’t like, they can just say no and walk away. But that being said, the degree of choosiness dictates how many jobs they can take