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The Gig Economy is not a new concept, but it is becoming more prevalent. There are three learning objectives we covered in this Pep Talk:
- Learn what the Gig Economy is
- Understand how the Gig Economy affects you, as the accountant or bookkeeper
- Learn how to find these “Gig Economy” Clients
When I first came to California, and I was ready to join the workforce out here, I signed up with Accountemps. I believe they were bought by Robert Half, or some other big accounting and financial placement agency. I still remember the woman who helped me get my first job out here, and my second, and my third, which turned into a permanent placement.
During the beginning period, and after the first job didn’t work out, I remember her telling me that some people she worked with actually liked the idea of being permanent, temporary employees. In other words, I didn’t necessarily have to go for a full time job. Some, she said, argued that it kept things interesting, and made it easier to take vacations when you want to.
The idea of the permanent, temporary job approach appealed to me, but I wasn’t ready yet. Now this idea appeals to me very much, In fact, it’s sort of what I do. I’m a consultant. I go out, and find companies who need my help, and I offer them that help. I will work with a company for a while, get them up and running on their own feet, so to speak, and then move on to the next one, providing support to my clients on an on going and as needed basis.
Want more? Register for a TSheets Pep Talk on the right, and we’ll send you an e-mail with the Password.
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