I’m an independent contractor. It sucks. 

Every morning you check Seek, you check Trade Me, you check every bloody job site you can find and then you remind yourself of everything you’re grateful for – that was my doctor’s advice and it seems to help. I am a member of Generation X-Employed.

We don’t really show up in employment statistics, maybe because we refuse to accept the reality of what has happened and register as jobless, instead we prefer to use terms like independent contractor.

It turned out that the technology we craved to make our work easier ended up, in one way or another, going all Skynet on our arses.

NZ Herald 

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