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The Gig Is Up

Author : Olga Mizrahi
ISBN : 9781626344945
Genre : Business & Economics
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Win in a world of increasing choice by becoming the clear, unique fit. The gig economy is made up of project-based, or on-demand services, that can be provided by anyone. The common denominator in the gig economy is technology, so our modern online-lives provide the perfect marketplace for the ever-diversifying opportunities in the gig economy. By some estimates, 2020 will see half of all workers involved in the gig economy. Are we ready for this seismic shift in our work lives? ​Freelancers need to clearly answer “Why choose you?” so that they stand out in the new economy. Because all workers in the gig economy need to bluntly pose this question to themselves, The Gig Is Up is designed to answer this one key point head-on, giving readers innovative tools like Unique Value Proposition to confidently step up. The Gig Is Up offers the best boots-on-the-ground methods for success, by evolving the reader’s perspective and process. Many books on the gig economy focus on letting people live out their dreams, instead of looking at the realities of what it truly takes to win in a world of increasing choice. People need to understand how to compete and how to put the best version of themselves up front and center. The goal in competing today is to not only be chosen, but to move toward becoming the only choice, over and over again
Category: Business & Economics

The Gig Economy

Author : Brian Dolber
ISBN : 9781000391350
Genre : Social Science
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This edited collection examines the gig economy in the age of convergence from a critical political economic perspective. Contributions explore how media, technology, and labor are converging to create new modes of production, as well as new modes of resistance. From rideshare drivers in Los Angeles to domestic workers in Delhi, from sex work to podcasting, this book draws together research that examines the gig economy's exploitation of workers and their resistance. Employing critical theoretical perspectives and methodologies in a variety of national contexts, contributors consider the roles that media, policy, culture, and history, as well as gender, race, and ethnicity play in forging working conditions in the 'gig economy'. Contributors examine the complex and historical relationships between media and gig work integral to capitalism with the aim of exposing and, ultimately, ending exploitation. This book will appeal to students and scholars examining questions of technology, media, and labor across media and communication studies, information studies, and labor studies as well as activists, journalists, and policymakers.
Category: Social Science

The Gig Is Up

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ISBN : 1911288121
Genre : Labor market
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Category: Labor market

The Gig Is Up

Author : Tamara Whitlow
ISBN : 9798714893988
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I was a child in a hostile home.They saw this and took advantage of me. Now I'm stuck in a contract that I don't remember signing. Can I break free of them or will I forever be stuck.Thomas was only 17 years old when he was drafted and groomed. He's been in this business for the last 10 years and he is tired. Running away has only brought pain so now he must do what he can to break free. Cassie is a simple girl who is down on her luck. Meeting this man has been the best thing that she's had happen in a long time. Something is up with him and she's determined to know what it is. Can she help him fight his demons?
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An Unfinished Hero Series Box Set

Author : Kristen Ashley
ISBN : 9781370120802
Genre : Fiction
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Kristen Ashley’s Unfinished Heroes Series are five books in which you will find erotic love stories that explore the intricacies of love and trust in a relationship. Knight - Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations. Knight Sebring knows who he is and what he wants. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya to come into his life. Knight tries to leave Anya to a life of good, normal and clean. But he finds she needs someone to look after her and he decides that man will be him. Creed - Too young, Tucker Creed and Sylvie Bissenette find they have something awful in common and Creed decides he’s going to shield Sylvie from her ordeal. Over years, they form a bond that blossoms. They also plot to leave their lives behind. But when Sylvie goes to meet Creed, Creed never shows. She doesn’t see him again until it’s too late and Creed has to find his way back into her heart. Raid - Hanna Boudreaux is sweet, cute and quiet. She has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Miller, is not going to be hers. Raid is the town’s local hero. A former marine, he comes home shrouded in mystery. Eventually, Hanna catches his eye. But after all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is, why? Deacon - Deacon has an ugly history. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone. Until she comes along... Sebring - When the love of Nick Sebring’s life is murdered right before Nick’s eyes, Nick knows he has to avenge her. And he has no qualms using Olivia Shade to exact that vengeance. However, as Nick peels back the layers of all that is Olivia Shade, he finds something surprising. He falls in love with its beauty and seeks to protect it. But he forgets to protect his Livvie from one thing: Nick Sebring.
Category: Fiction

The Gig Is Up Momma S Coming Outta The Closet

Author : K.P. SUMMERVILLE
ISBN : 1418408859
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With these stories, you - the reader will be cordially invited into our everyday family life. You will be provided with an inside view of the humor along with the misadventures and mishaps that commonly occur within a household that has children. You'll be tickled, you'll be surprised, and you'll be horror-struck. These stories will provide light-hearted humor that you can take with you throughout your day. Every story has something that touches places in your heart, your memory, and your funny bone. This is truly a "feel-good" book, so sit back and enjoy the ride.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Shaping The Corporate Landscape

Author : Nina Boeger
ISBN : 9781509914326
Genre : Law
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Currently, there exists a distrust of corporate activity in the continuing aftermath of the financial crisis and with increasing recognition of the threats of climate change and global, as well as national, inequalities. Despite efforts in the arena of corporate governance to address these, we are still beset with corporate scandals and witness companies facing large fines for their environmental and cost-cutting misdemeanours. Recognising that the usual responses to dealing with these corporate problems are not effective, this book asks whether the traditional form of the joint stock corporation itself lies at the heart of these problems. What are the features of the corporate form and how does its current regulation underscore these problems? Identifying such features provides a basis for the discussion to develop towards suggesting more progressive regulatory developments around the corporate form. More fundamentally, this book investigates a diverse range of corporate governance models that are emerging as alternatives to the shareholder corporation, including employee-owned, cooperative and social enterprises. The contributors are leading scholars from various backgrounds including law, management and organisation studies, finance and accounting, as well as experienced professionals and policy makers with expertise in social and cooperative business models and the role of employees in the corporation.
Category: Law

The Clan Of The Flapdragon And Other Adventures In Etymology By B M W Schrapnel Ph D

Author : Richard Mckee
ISBN : 9780817360092
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This potpourri of satire on language use in Western culture will trigger chuckles and guffaws from an eclectic readership In The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology by B. M. W. Schrapnel, Ph.D., the pseudonymous critic satirizes a variety of subjects in and out of academe. These adventurous essays include lampoons on writing, language, and literature, and the collection is a delightful spoof of much in contemporary culture—especially areas of intellectual pretension. Readers will be entertained by anachronistic allusions, improbable parodies, whimsical etymologies, tongue-in-cheek word play, and stunning purple prose—examples of just some of the liberties Schrapnel takes with the language. Dr. Schrapnel includes a wide array of audience reactions in the form of bogus letters from fictional readers, confirming that language and literature are everyone’s business. He also offers an annual list of words that writers and speakers should use more often—a lexicographer’s equivalent to the endangered species list—and coins terms such as prufrockery and grendelish.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Sweetheart Is In

Author : Sandi L. Wisenberg
ISBN : 0810151243
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of lyrical short stories introduces characters who struggle with their Jewishness, spousal relationships, and political entanglements. A first collection. Simultaneous.
Category: Fiction

The Mcdonaldization Of Society

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : 9781506348568
Genre : Social Science
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The author is a proud sponsor of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. The book that made "McDonaldization" part of the lexicon of contemporary sociological theory, read by hundreds of thousands of students, is now in its Ninth Edition! George Ritzer′s seminal work of critical sociology, The McDonaldization of Society, continues to stand as one of the pillars of modern day sociological thought. Building on the argument that the fast food restaurant has become the model for the rationalization process today, this book links theory to contemporary life in a globalized world and resonates with students in a way that few other books do. Ritzer opens students’ eyes to many current issues and shows how McDonaldization’s principles apply to other settings, especially in the areas of consumption and globalization. This new edition has been significantly reoriented to reflect our experience of McDonaldization in the world of online consumption. New to this Edition Examines how retailers like Amazon represent a new era of "datafication," the transformation of vast amounts of information into quantifiable data. Discusses how the digital world has almost unlimited potential to turn consumers into "prosumers" doing volunteer work formerly done by paid employees. This edition is more streamlined than previous editions to sharpen its argument and message, and make it more useable as a secondary reading in a wide range of courses
Category: Social Science

Essentials Of Economics In Context

Author : Neva Goodwin
ISBN : 9781000067088
Genre : Business & Economics
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Essentials of Economics in Context is specifically designed to meet the requirements of a one-semester introductory economics course that provides coverage of both microeconomic and macroeconomic foundations. It addresses current economic challenges, paying specific attention to issues of inequality, globalization, unpaid work, technology, financialization, and the environment, making the text a genuinely twenty-first century introduction to economics. Aspects of history, institutions, gender, ethics, and ecology are integrated throughout the text, and economic analysis is presented within broader themes of human well-being, and social and environmental sustainability. Theoretical expositions in the text are kept close to reality by integrating numerous real-world examples and by presenting the material in the recognized accessible and engaging style of this experienced author team. Key features of Essentials of Economics in Context include: • an inclusive approach to economics, where the economy is analyzed within its social and environmental context • an innovative chapter examining data on various economic indicators • focus on goals of human well-being, stability, and sustainability, and inclusion of core and public purpose spheres, instead of solely focusing on market activities a wealth of online materials such as slides, test banks, and answers to exercises in the book This text is the ideal resource for one-semester introductory economics courses globally. The book's companion website is available at: http://www.bu.edu/eci/education-materials/textbooks/essentials-of-economics-in-context/
Category: Business & Economics

The Terrible Two Get Worse

Author : Mac Barnett
ISBN : 9781613128398
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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On their own, pranksters Miles and Niles were pretty devious. Now that they’ve formed a pranking duo, they’re terrible! But their powers will be tested when their favorite nemesis, Principal Barkin, is replaced by his stern and cunning father, Former Principal Barkin. Now Miles and Niles will do just about anything to get their old antagonist back—including pranking alongside him. Authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John “are in perfect comic harmonyâ€? (Publishers Weekly) in this series that celebrates inventiveness, friendship, and the power of teamwork—for good, or for terrible.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Raid

Author : Kristen Ashley
ISBN : 9781301513468
Genre : Fiction
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Hanna Boudreaux has lived in the small town of Willow all her life. She’s sweet, cute and quiet. Hanna has a moment of epiphany when she realizes her crush for forever, Raiden Ulysses Miller, is not ever going to be hers. She sees her life as narrow and decides to do something about it. Raiden Miller is the town’s local hero. A former Marine with the medal to prove his hero status, he comes home, shrouded in mystery. It takes a while, but eventually Hanna catches his eye. After all these years of Raid and Hanna living in the same town, the question is why? Is Raid interested in Hanna because she’s sweet and cute? Or does Raid have something else going on?
Category: Fiction

Thirst Of The Desert

Author : R. Rosenthal
ISBN : 1589613244
Genre : Political Science
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A plan for peace in the Holy Land and an end to global terrorism.
Category: Political Science

Your Health At Work

Author : Trades Union Congress TUC
ISBN : 9780749481513
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Your Health at Work is your fully researched and up-to-date guide to the most common health risks at work in the UK and how you can tackle them. The TUC expertly explains your legal rights, how to avoid injury and illness and what support is available to you. Covering the full range of industries, Your Health at Work provides guidance for everyone. Both physical health (e.g. aches and strains, hazardous substances, accidents) and mental health (anxiety, depression, bullying) are comprehensively discussed to provide you with reliable help and advice on the full range of potential health problems at work. The stories of real workers who have encountered health issues at work are included to make sure that this book is fully representative of real life and gives practical, and sometimes inspirational, insights to support you and your health every day at work.
Category: Health & Fitness

The State Of Interoperable Communications

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technology
ISBN : PSU:000061506565
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Violent Conception

Author : Brian Phillipson
ISBN : 1462819087
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 29.30 MB
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From the congestion of Los Angeles to the sands of San Diego; from the heights of New York to the desert sun of Las Vegas; from the cafes of Paris to the streets of Amsterdampoetry drumming to the maddening beat of a primitive, personal war-dance. Order and chaos; the way between young and old: straining to perfectabsorbing the world; absolving all sin. Eroticism-savagery-bloodlust: both frightening and beautiful.
Category: Poetry

Riddle

Author : Sereena Nightshade
ISBN : 9781493152018
Genre : Fiction
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Riddle requires no introduction. This is one of Sereena Nightshades final 2013 color photo books containing primarily essays and limited poetry. Riddle is a glimpse into Nightshades days and evenings as they existed as well as in the year 2013. Slide in a good CD of Sixto Rodriquez music, such as that which can be found on the album Cold Fact and peruse these pages for enlightenment into this writers time as well as that tide of time. Material included herein is as follows: Riddle, Narrow, Why a Million Years Later, Hood-Rats Contentment, A Day in Blitz Mode, Asleep, So Many Times Challenge, Fish Bowl, For All The Myths, Emotion, For This Too, Whore-Hey, Shimmying, Having Seen It All First Hand, Money-Money-No-Ones-Honey, Pill Dreams, Sheets of Rubble, Zero, No One, Strange, The Mission in it All, Patience, Pity, Times-Up Count Down, Three Wishes, Pains Flower, Narrow. Names of individuals in all of this authors books are fictitious names. Real names are not revealed.
Category: Fiction

How Non Permanent Workers Learn And Develop

Author : Helen Bound
ISBN : 9781351593748
Genre : Education
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How Non-Permanent Workers Learn and Develop is an empirically based exploration of the challenges and opportunities non-permanent workers face in accessing quality work, learning, developing occupational identities and striving for sustainable working lives. Based on a study of 100 non-permanent workers in Singapore, it offers a model to guide thinking about workers’ learning and development in terms of an ‘integrated practice’ of craft, entrepreneurial and personal learning-to-learn skills. The book considers how strategies for continuing education and training can better fit with the realities of non-permanent work. Through its use of case studies, the book exams the significance of non-permanent work and its rise as a global phenomenon. It considers the reality of being a non-permanent worker and reactions to learning opportunities for these individuals. The book draws these aspects together to present a conceptual frame of ‘integrated practices’, challenging educational institutions and training providers to design and deliver learning and the enacted curriculum not as separate pieces of a puzzle, but as an integrated whole. With conclusions that have wider salience for public policy responses to the rise of non-permanent work, this book will be of great interest to academics and researchers in the fields of adult education, educational policy and lifelong learning.
Category: Education

Future Faith

Author : Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
ISBN : 9781506438191
Genre : RELIGION
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In Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping the Practice of Christianity, author Wesley Granberg-Michaelson provides a lucid view of how the top ten winds of change blowing through global Christian faith are reshaping the practice of Christianity today. He is uniquely qualified to identify and interpret connection points between global Christian trends and the American church. Drawing on the stories, examples, and personalities of pastors and congregations from throughout the U.S. as well as those from Africa, Asia, Latin America, who are the faces of Christianity's future, Future Faith is designed to inform and empower followers of Jesus to seek new ways of becoming the face of Christ to a rapidly changing world. Leaders and practitioners in church growth, renewal, and planting will be a primary audience for this book. Students of religion from Catholic, evangelical, Pentecostal, and historic Protestant streams will find this book an informative and stimulating resource for pondering together the future of their faith. Small groups engaged in congregational nurture and growth will find in the author a welcome companion for guiding them through the multi-cultural landscape of contemporary faith.
Category: RELIGION