Boston Globe (letter): As seen in Calif. vote, many gig workers want both independence and benefits

Responding to a recent Boston Globe article, “Nice gig if they can get it,” DoorDash driver Steven Esquivel highlights what flexible work enables:

As a driver myself who has lived in both California and Massachusetts, I can speak to the benefit of this arrangement. Over the past three years, my partner and I have moved across the country and worked full-time jobs, and I supported my partner as she completed a professional degree. I have been able to count on my income from DoorDash to pay my bills on my own schedule, on my own terms.

Steven Esquivel

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