NY Post: Avoiding the perils and pitfalls of the gig-based workplace
Included under the gig -worker umbrella are those with traditional part-time jobs. Brianna Caza, associate professor of organizational behavior at the University of Manitoba, says these workers often have multiple jobs thanks in part to the rise of employment apps such as Uber and TaskRabbit.
This can lead to “people battling with significant identity concerns, almost an identity crisis — you may be doing it today and not tomorrow,” Caza says….
Develop multiple skills that could be used in a number of positions, such as developing interpersonal communication and digital literacy, in order not to put “all of your eggs in one basket,” Caza says. Create a social support network, she adds, which can connect you to job opportunities and also help psychologically “by providing emotional support through the hard times.”