In our time now, our helpers are the #Gig Economy workers. I spent most of my life in the gig #temporary #staffing industry. As I spend my time in quarantine, I have a renewed appreciation and gratitude for these “field hero” workers. Through our smartphones we can order rides, food delivery, groceries, get medicine, and pretty much any product we might want for.
Although most restaurants in the Tri-state area are closed they are still squeaking through it thanks to the likes of Grub hub, Uber Eats, Doordash and others. People are staying #employed and restaurants will hopefully all remain in business. Uber eats is doing their part by waiving fees for more than 100,000 restaurants to encourage more people to order out and Grubhub is deferring commissions that it usually charges to independent restaurants.
Behind all of these great companies are gig workers, working extra hours, taking on second shifts, and risking their health to help people get what they need! One gig worker is so passionate about streamlining his delivery process and getting to as many clients as possible – he mapped out special routes in the grocery store to maximize his time spent in grocery collections. Additionally, those laid off can quickly sign up for work on multiple apps and schedule their hours around childcare, special needs etc.
I have always had a deep appreciation for those serving the #temporary staffing industry and #gig economy.
In the past six weeks there has been an unprecedented demand in the medical industry; many of these workers coming in as #temporary staffers; filling in at a critical time.
What I deem to be my favorite thing that comes out of these trying times are the “helpers.” The extraordinary volunteers who are making and delivering food to our front line people – the medical staffers, police & fire, the restaurateurs & grocery workers, teams that are working in tandem, many for free, to support each other all while taking care of us.
#Mr. Rogers once said “Look for the helpers” and in these special times we need not look far to see our Gig Economy in full force. We applaud you and thank you all for your unrelenting and tireless efforts.
What a remarkable and innovative time we live in when we can pick up a small square device all while sitting on the couch we ordered on-line, eating the popcorn that was just delivered, while streaming a movie! And where would we be today, in these unprecedented times without these innovations.
I know we are all struggling with our “new normal” but let’s look for the bright spots and the everyday heroes!!!!