Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2021 Tyler E Benedict
This thesis looks at the gig economy as an example of a larger pattern of destandardization of work across the U.S. It takes a deep dive into the case of Amazon Flex, a smartphone application that connects drivers with gigs to deliver packages for Amazon. Looking at Reddit posts from the subreddit r/AmazonFlexDrivers, I make a case for a future of work that doesn’t leave gig workers in the same precarious and insecure situations they are in now.
Benedict, Tyler, "The Gig Economy and the Transformation of the Workroom: How Reddit Replaced the Water Cooler in the Case of Amazon Flex" (2021). Scripps Senior Theses. 1794.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.