A self-proclaimed female “gig boss” has been driving with Uber for just over a year and says she absolutely loves the flexibility. Her income ranges from 350-700 weekly with working hours varying from 20-35 hours a week depending on other commitments.
We asked this mother of two what the upsides and downsides were when working in the gig industry.
- Flexibility allowing her to work whenever and wherever she wants.
- Same-day “cash-outs” allowing her to earn interest on income immediately without waiting for her earnings to be deposited. Funds are deposited directly at the click of a button.
- No helicopter bosses
- Ability to take as many holidays as she wants without requiring the consent of a manager or an HR department. “If I want to spend 2 months in the Serengeti, it’s a no-brainer” she says.
- Working in the gig industry, parents are able to collect their kids after school whenever they want. It also means parents can attend school plays, sports races and accompany their kids on school fun days.
- Back ache – sitting in a vehicle for long periods. Getting out and stretching between rides or walking is key.