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Justin Fox

Your Uber Driver Probably Has Another Job

Workers in the gig economy are usually also working outside the gig economy.
Won't be here all day.

Won't be here all day.

Photographer: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

What is the defining characteristic of gig-economy workers? Probably that driving for Lyft or assembling Ikea furniture via Handy or selling knitted leprechaun outfits for babies on Etsy isn’t the main thing they do or the main way they make money.

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