Gig Economy Workers - Getting Paid, Options When That Doesn't Happen

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Right now, we gig economy workers represent 34% of the U.S.   Gig Work & Its Discontents.   Those motivate gig workers to engage in class action litigation to be legally labeled as "employee." Everything from my mileage and smartphone to my home office and equipment purchases are tax-deductible. Gig Economy Downside of Not Getting Paid.   However, usually it's standard for gig economy players to experience being stiffed.

2017 40

Understanding Gen Z: Characteristics, Habits, and Differences from Millennials Explained


They are quick to purchase from hyped brands, will queue for hours during a new product launch and become vocal brand ambassadors on social media as long as the brand maintains a trending place in the Gen Z culture. Some of the defining Generation Z characteristics in the workplace are as follows: While Zoomers do have entrepreneurial aspirations and often freelance/pick up gig jobs, most of them actually prefer more career stability and development.

2020 73

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E-Bikes - What the Hell Is Wrong with Governor Andrew Cuomo?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Why this is an important matter is that gig workers in the growing delivery business are losing out. You just go to the bike boutiques which carry them, make the purchase, and go on your way. It's a matter of safety.

2019 52

Financial & Social Nightmares: How The Retirement Dream Is Playing Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Work, from the days of ringing up purchases at CVS in high school to the career-path jobs, is where you have access to God's Plenty. That full-time, part-time or gig assignment can wind up being a fresh career path.

2020 52

Madame Clairevoyant - She's a Free Read on New York Magazine, But Think Hard Before You Pony Up Money for Psychics

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

End of that gig. Some purchase seven white candles and olive oil in a big box. Here are Madame Clairevoyant's predictions for this week. No surprise, her column has been popular on New York Magazine. And it's even more popular now in this era of uncertainty.    Also, it's a free read. So, enjoy it. But, back off paying real money for a psychic reading. After all, cash is king. You have to hold onto every penny. Yes, economically, things could get worse.

2020 43

Do you use the Kindle for speaking? Do it now with a gift-card bonus

The Eloquent Woman

Ever since I realized you could use a Kindle to hold your text or notes for a speaking gig --and avoid shuffling note cards or paper--I've really tapped this device's possibilities.

2011 81

The New Nomads: Cheap Becomes the Holy Grail

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That low-cost house purchased could be hit with high property taxes and insurance doesn't cover some kinds of damage from natural disasters.   Gig work for supplementing Social Security could dry up if the economy of the location changes.  A 73-year-old - J.R. contacts MarketWatch about a retirement destination.    The specifications include: Gun-friendly. Affordable (at least more so than California where J.R. is currently located). Moderate weather. 

2019 40

Make Your Money in Your 70s - Yes, Your 70s

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Franchises to be purchased. Lucrative gig assignments to be landed. An interesting item is buried in Sara Zeff Geber's article on aging in MarketWatch. That's the reality that significant physical and cognitive declines don't necessarily set in until your 80s and beyond.

2018 52

The New Aging - Taking Social Security Early, Reverse Retirement

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And there are those who start businesses or purchase franchises. Therefore, those over-65 find they can be hired for part-time and even full-time jobs as well as gig assignments. This may be an era of high job creation and low unemployment.

2018 52

When Winds Die Down, Water Recedes - How to Apply for Job at Home Depot

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That was because more folks were renting, therefore not purchasing merchandise to fix their property. That's exactly how I landed a part-time gig grading ACT essays. Again, the business experts are wrong. Some of them predicted that home improvement retailers such as Home Depot would take it on the chin. Well, extreme weather made that forecast ridiculous. As New York Magazine reports, sales at home improvement stores will take off after Irma and Harvey.

2017 40

Over-40 in Era of Extreme Age Bias - 5 Strategies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  In this era of extreme cost control the relatively high salary of seasoned employees and the relatively high fees of experienced gig workers are a no-no.  Instead of a new car, I am maintaining the one purchased in 2011. Age bias exists. Lawsuits alleging that have been filed against employers ranging from PwC to Alphabet. 

2018 40

Presentation lessons from Steve Martin's autobiography

Presentation Zen

Stand-up is the most naked and most difficult kind of public speaking gig I can think of. Recently I purchased the e-book and reread the whole book cover to cover on my the iPad and found myself highlighting over one hundred passages in the Kindle app. The greatest presentation lessons will never be found in a book on using PowerPoint (or any other presentation tool). Advice and lessons are found in different places.

2015 87

Home Depot, 2003 - 2004 - My Haitian Co-Workers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, I was to verify that the purchase receipt aligned with what consumers were wheeling out of the store.  I began to think: During my work life, extending back to a part-time gig in high school in children's retail, I achieved nothing by not standing up for myself.  2003 had been a difficult year. Both for me personally and my communications boutique. The health insurance I could still afford covered psychotherapy, with a $40 co-pay.

2004 40

Accurately Pricing Writing Services

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

The client may also want to send you a contract or purchase order that outlines the details of the project. And then, if you land the gig at your quoted rate, you might find yourself thinking, I could have quoted a higher rate! [Excerpt from Everything You Wanted to Know about Freelance Writing – [link]. Note : See companion post: Setting your corporate writing rate – [link]. Before you quote on a project, you need to define the scope of the project.

Who's the boss? Part 2

Speak Schmeak

Today I was reading Cam's post at ChaosScenario about dealing with bureaucracy, and I realized that I better mention this other critical aspect of setting up a speaking or coaching gig with an individual or organization.

2008 130

24 Ways to Improve your Presentation Skills

Pro Humorist

I guarantee one thing, if you do a few regular gigs any public speaking fear you might have will rapidly diminish. That means that if you make a purchase, via my link, I get paid a commission. I wanted to provide some quick tips for you to improve your presentation skills. Read, Study, Re-read, memorise and generally imprint the following books, blogs and tips on your brain. 1. Read the book Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds.

2009 100

All You Can Write @$5 a Pop: Offer Firm

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Those of us currently making a good buck have retooled our knowledge base and contacts to deconstruct matters of finance, including personal decisions such a choosing a stand-alone mutual fund versus an annuity, purchasing disability insurance, and to go with a fixed rate mortgage or an ARM with an unbelievable teaser rate. Now I have to return to my well paid gig of digging around the complex business of credit cards, both for personal and business use. 

2012 40

My effort to reform the panel discussion, starting with the moderator

The Eloquent Woman

That''s why I''m excited to present my first public-speaking ebook, The Eloquent Woman''s Guide to Moderating Panels , now available for purchase in a wide variety of ebook formats for just $3.99. 9 reasons to turn down an offer to moderate because not all moderator gigs are worth it. Panels, in my view, are often dreadful or just plain boring. One reason I like attending the speechwriters conferences I go to in the UK and Europe : They won''t include panel discussions.

2015 66

3 Conversations You Must Have to Get Big-Fee Speaking Engagements

Pivotal Public Speaking

What you say in those situations is the difference between initial interest and getting the gig. First, you’re dealing with the buyer and they hand off your contract to the purchasing department or the department (such as meeting planning) whose budget is being used. Many experts who want more big-fee speeches start off with all the right tools: great topics, fabulous speaking style, and a book with a lot of buzz.

Fees 50

The Saga of the Kushner Family - Brilliant PR Trumps (pun intended) Legalities

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" the plan entailed: Purchase a trophy property in Manhattan.  With his television gig Christie himself seems to be in rebranding mode. It was New Jersey prosecutor Chris Christie who sent dynasty builder and real estate tycoon Charlie Kushner to the slammer.    But the setback wouldn't be for long. After he was released from prison, Charlie, father of Jared who is married to Ivanka Trump, set in play his rebranding.

2019 40

The best-laid public speaking plans can actually work very well!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Salisbury U3A. On 4 January I spoke about Patrick 'Call My Bluff' Campbell for the Salisbury and District U3A at the city's Salavation Army Hall. Around 150 members attended and their very good response got my speaking year off to a flying start. Haslemere U3A. The following Monday I delivered the same talk at an afternoon engagement for Haslemere U3A at a lovely old venue, Haslemere Hall.