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The Resource Gigged : the end of the job and the future of work, Sarah Kessler

Gigged : the end of the job and the future of work, Sarah Kessler

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Gigged : the end of the job and the future of work
Title
Gigged
Title remainder
the end of the job and the future of work
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Kessler
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The full-time job is disappearing--is landing the right gig the new American Dream? One in three American workers is now a freelancer. This 'gig economy'--one that provides neither the guarantee of steady hours nor benefits--emerged out of the digital era and has revolutionized the way we do business. High-profile tech start-ups such as Uber and Airbnb are constantly making headlines for the disruption they cause to the industries they overturn. But what are the effects of this disruption, from Wall Street to Main Street? What challenges do employees and job-seekers face at every level of professional experience? In the tradition of the great business narratives of our time, Gigged offers deeply-sourced, up-close-and-personal accounts of our new economy. From the New York computer programmer who chooses exactly which hours he works each week, to the Kansas City Uber driver who starts a union, to the Arkansas charity worker who believes freelance gigs might just transform a declining rural town, journalist Sarah Kessler follows a wide range of individuals from across the country to provide a nuanced look at how the gig economy is playing out in real-time. Kessler wades through the hype and hyperbole to tackle the big questions: What does the future of work look like? Will the millennial generation do as well as their parents? How can we all find meaningful, well-paid work?"--Dust jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kessler, Sarah
Dewey number
331.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5854.2.U6
LC item number
K47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Temporary employment
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Labor
  • Labor market
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Labor
  • Labor market
  • Temporary employment
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Labor
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Gigged : the end of the job and the future of work, Sarah Kessler
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-279) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The end of the job. A very old new idea ; No shifts. No boss. No limits. ; The best of bad options ; Uber for X -- Part II: Sunshine, rainbows and unicorns. Like an ATM in your pocket ; Uber freedom -- Part III: Fine print. A competing story ; Don't call us ; The good jobs strategy -- Part IV: Backlash. The medium is the movement ; Uber for politics -- Part V: The future of work. Pivot ; A very serious issue
Control code
on1001322782
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781250097897
Lccn
2018000121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001322782
  • (Sirsi) a2048198
Label
Gigged : the end of the job and the future of work, Sarah Kessler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The end of the job. A very old new idea ; No shifts. No boss. No limits. ; The best of bad options ; Uber for X -- Part II: Sunshine, rainbows and unicorns. Like an ATM in your pocket ; Uber freedom -- Part III: Fine print. A competing story ; Don't call us ; The good jobs strategy -- Part IV: Backlash. The medium is the movement ; Uber for politics -- Part V: The future of work. Pivot ; A very serious issue
Control code
on1001322782
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781250097897
Lccn
2018000121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1001322782
  • (Sirsi) a2048198

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