Gig exploitation math is very simple. IRS sets the standard mileage deduction every year based on avg costs for fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, and depreciation. In 2019, it’s 58 cents/mile. Doordash pays $5 for 10 mile delivery INC tips. Net loss to driver: 80 cents. https://t.co/2dLiLjZuPL
— DHH (@dhh) January 28, 2020
Seems like it’s only a matter of time before word gets around that this just doesn’t work long term. Especially in a time of record employment. Of course, if the government is calling “gig jobs” employment, then we might have a problem. I guess we’ll see if word of mouth about the negative rates involved win out over the exploitation of desperately underemployed people.