How Covid and 15 minutes deliveries could become opposing forces

Dark Kitchen Covid Deliveries

Since the start of Covid, billions have been poured into ultra-fast grocery and food delivery startups. But the same pandemic is driving people away from the very same areas in which this model could (doubtfully) become sustainable. Dark kitchens, with no windows, hidden in “edge lands: spaces that are neither one thing nor another, urban […]

Will the gig economy survive regulation and the end of the pandemic?

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It’s a time for reckoning for gig economy platforms in Europe. They’re not going to disappear or go broke anytime soon, but they’re unrealistic ambition of operating in a “grey zone” all of their own is steadily being dragged to the floor by new and impending legislation.  I’m talking, of course, about workers’ classification: the […]

Final curtain for the gig economy?

Balance is important in all things. When large corporations, turning over billions of dollars in revenue, use technicalities to pay workers as little as possible in terms of their total cost of employment, things are not in balance.

Disrupting the disruptors

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So, let’s all take a minute to enjoy the schadenfreude of disruptors waving the rule book at people who refuse to play by the rules. As someone once said, “it’s only funny when it happens to someone else.”

Crowd-Sourced Delivery Services – A wise decision?

As more retailers, grocers, restaurants and others embrace crowd-sourced delivery service options, one may ask how sustainable this strategy is here in the U.S. particularly when there are more job openings than there are people out of work.

The gig economy: down but not out

It’s bordering on exploitation to have a strategy of not employing a permanent workforce, just so you can drop people when it’s convenient for you while simultaneously expecting them to be at your beck and call. It’s also really lazy.