So many of us have heard the term "gig economy". We also capture slivers of what this term means in terms like "freelance jobs" "gig jobs" or "part time jobs". But what does the gig economy really mean for us in light of the Covid-19? The global pandemic has changed the way that we work, live and play - we're here to help you understand what the rise of the gig economy means for us here in Singapore.
Google (and Dictionary.com) describes the gig economy as "a labour market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs". While technically true, the gig economy means so much more than this 18-word description thrown together.
To us, gig work means earning a meaningful living while focusing on the things that matter. Our kind of gig work was built with women in mind, a gig economy platform of sorts - taking inspiration from the Grabs, Ubers, Deliveroos and Food Pandas of the world, with a sophisticated product catered to a sector that most women know and love - fashion and jewelry.
At Lucy & Mui, gig work is built into our DNA. Part-time work, remote work, freelance work - you name it, we've done it.
Our small team has worked remotely since as long as we can remember - we stay connected through digital means, and supercharge our productivity through amazing tools like monday.com. We believe that we do the best work when we are happy, enjoy flexibility and spend our best moments on the things that matter.
Our Brand Ambassadors arrange private viewings with our clients to ensure that they experience our brand and our jewelry in an intimate setting - where we can share our thoughts and experiences freely, without the pressure of stepping into a traditional store. We've done away with targets and sales pressure because we know that our kind of gig work is the most meaningful when we are driven by sentiment and the joy of being there with you during milestones and moments.
What does gig work mean to you? We'd love to hear from you in the comments below :)