As a gig worker, you decide who to work for. You pick the tools you think are best for the job, and decide when, where and how to work. You’re the billing department, and if need be, in charge of chasing down late payments. Taxes, insurance, saving for retirement -- it’s all on you.It’s quite different from being an employee, where a good chunk of when, where and how you work is decided for you, and paychecks come like clockwork, minus the usual deductions.But as more companies farm out duties to contractors and more people leave the ranks of full-time employment to become self-employed, the lines between gig worker and employee have gotten fuzzier.Companies such as Uber, Lyft, GrubHub and, TaskRabbit have added to the confusion by using legions of people to provide the services they offer. Those employers claim that the people they hire to drive, deliver or provide other services are independent contractors. Some of those individuals and their supporters maintain … [Read more...] about Who are you, gig worker or employee?
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It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper DealBook | DealBook Briefing: Could the Trade War Spread to Wall Street? Advertisement DealBook Supported by May 29, 2019 Good Wednesday morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here .) The next trade battle: China’s access to Wall Street? Both inside and outside the White House, there are growing calls for a weakening of China’s links to U.S. financial markets, Keith Bradsher and Ana Swanson of the NYT report. • “Some trade experts and others urging the Trump administration to keep a hawkish stance are discussing whether the White House should curb China’s access to Wall Street.” • A bipartisan group of senators urged the administration last month to increase disclosure requirements for Chinese companies listed in the U.S. if they pose national security risks or … [Read more...] about DealBook Briefing: Could the Trade War Spread to Wall Street?
caption Twitter founder Jack Dorsey source REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006 and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models. Dorsey has also been caught up in the techlash, which engulfed companies like Twitter and Facebook last year. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. From fighting armies of bots to quashing rumours about posting his beard hair to rapper Azealia Banks, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey leads an unusual life of luxury. Dorsey has had a turbulent career in Silicon Valley. After cofounding Twitter in 2006, he was booted as the company’s CEO two years later, but returned in 2015 having set up his second company, Square. Since then, he has led the company through the techlash that has engulfed social media companies, at one point testifying before … [Read more...] about The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, dates models, and loves bitcoin