The other day I was having a coffee with a friend and I had just asked her about what she is currently working on. Among what she answered was:
”I just did a talk about the gig economy.”
Never having heard the expression before, I asked her to explain.
”A gig economy is an economy where temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.”
”Ha, that’s exactly what I’m doing!” was my swift reply.
So part of what I am being is defined by this reality as being a gig economist. Finally a definition with the word ”economist” in it that I can relate to 🙂 I was always very reluctant to describing myself as ”an economist”; I could simply not see how my master degree in business economy would make me ”an economist”. And yet, I used to like to define myself A LOT up until recently (around the time when I started acting as a gig economist).