You’ve probably seen some of my earlier posts on the gig economy. I feel that it has a lot going for it. Not only is it an alternative source of employment but it may also be your only source given the nature of work today.
Statista has posted the chart below based on a survey of just over 1,000 “contingent” workers.
From my own experience, I agree that it offers flexibility on when you get the work done along with the work that you accept. However, as the downside notes, there’s no vacation or sick leave and often no weekend as you’re striving to hit deadlines. All that does describe a certain degree of control, the next upside, and it does allow you to work from home.
As to permanent workers treated better, I don’t believe there are any “permanent” workers. And, perhaps the full-time workers have some benefits to but treatment is based on the organization’s and the supervisor’s approach. And job uncertainty is perhaps a closer element for freelancers, but it certainly affects full-time workers as well.
Interesting chart. Thought you’d be interested on your PathForeWord.