Category: Judge michael d. bustamante

Job Insecurity Is Threatening the Nation

The writing job was a life saver. Every morning at 7:00 am sharp you woke to an assignment. Sometimes you wrote about heating and air conditioning or roof repairs, sometimes you wrote about car accidents and personal injury attorneys. Always you were challenged.
And while getting the same topics again and again could be monotonous, you knew that eventually the algorithm would shift and you would be asked to move to another topic, sometimes as exciting as the island of Hawaii or the coastal towns of North Carolina.
A few months ago, however, everything changed. More and more often you awoke to no tasks. Again and again you found yourself finding one solitary task at 7:00 am, but then no more. Weekly payments that had neared $300 to $400 in the past now dropped below $100. And you watched as the year long rolling total plummeted from close to $17,000 to just below $10,000. Confusingly enough, while your individual totals dropped, the totals of those on the digital leaderboard sky