Gig Worker: First and Foremost, Pay Me
Great to see articles on the gig economy.
Before employers provide recognition or wellness to gig workers, I would like to see standards in place for payment of invoices. I invoiced more than enough to cover my bills, yet I ﬁnd at times cash ﬂow almost pushing me to take a bank loan. I have waited up to four months to get paid by clients, whereas company employees are paid within weeks of doing the work. All other gig perks should wait until there is a standard on payment of invoices for freelancers who have bills to pay like everyone else. — Thomas A. Farmer, CCP, SPHR, ACTA Managing Director, Freelance Total Rewards Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Shedding Light on a Controversial Issue
I just want to shoot John Davis a quick note to say thanks for writing the article “Deep Dive." He brought forth and shed light on a controversial issue in an objective way. I’ve frequently made the same arguments. The challenge is to get folks to dig into the info versus taking reports at face value. As a practitioner I’ve always worked to ensure that my own house was in order and teach my team to apply our programs consistently and equally regardless of gender. This approach has generally ensured that pay is equitable across all demographic and protected groups. — Ryan Buhrke, CCP, GRP Compensation Manager, SUPERVALU Inc.