gig economy

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17:57 Nov 29, 2019
English to Tagalog translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: gig economy
Definition from Cambridge Dictionary:
A way of working that is based on people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work, each paid separately, rather than working for an employer.

Example sentence(s):
  • Gig economy workers were 50 per cent more likely to report feelings of helplessness, and almost 40 per cent more likely to report feelings of little control. If anything, then, gig economy workers were more likely to report powerlessness than other working respondents. The Conversation
  • It also found that ‘liquid’ workers, such as gig economy workers and the self-employed, face greater barriers to financial inclusion compared to traditional workers. They are less likely to hold financial products and are almost twice as likely (28%) to be turned down for financial products due to their employment history than traditional employees (15%). FinExtra
  • What would happen if low-wage workers came together to cut out the middleman and build their own platforms? This isn’t just a thought experiment. Worker-owned apps are already providing real alternatives to dismal working conditions in the global gig economy. Vice
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gig economy

Definition from own experience or research:
The term, “gig economy” is a tech-derived term that is now widely used in the mainstream. Like with such terms as “smartphone” and “web browser “, speakers of Tagalog expect to read these in the original English, and therefore should not be over-translated into Tagalog.

Take note that "gig" here refers to the tech-related term "gig" that pertains to a one-off/project-based or freelance work engagement. The etymology can be traced to musicians doing "paid engagements" (i.e. "one-performances") that are not typically expected ast for the long-term. as is the nature of performance musicians. The semantic application of the term eventually expanded to paid work done by other irregular providers of work or services.

Example sentence(s):
  • English: "As time passes by and due to the multitude of changes in the modern world, a lot of evidence and data will show that our country will also move towards the gig economy and this will become more well-known or prevalent in the years to come." Tagalog: "Sa paglipas ng panahon at dulot ng maraming pagbabago sa modernong mundo, maraming patunay at mga datos ang nagsasabing sa gig economy na rin papunta ang ating bansa at magiging mas kilala o laganap ito sa mga darating na taon." - Pilipino Mirror online Tagalog newspaper  
Jake Estrada FCIL CL
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