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Gig economy

If we reflect back to the times of our elders, it was the norm for young people to find a good employer or job, and then stay in it for the rest of their lives. And most were quite happy doing this! Even in those days there were surely people who could not or did not work full-time and had part-time jobs, but perhaps this was more out of compulsion, than choice. The concept of working part-time or having a ‘side gig’ was not considered as something valuable as people always welcomed stability and consistency in their life. While we still work towards having stability, the perception of consistency has since evolved and it may not always be achievable, more so after Covid. Now it has become quite common for people to opt for multiple streams of revenue and work as a freelancer on various fronts, particularly in the services sector.