#1. Amazon Flex drivers use bots to beat the system
It’s guaranteed that for any system that can be created, someone will figure out how to cheat it. An example of that comes from the US, where Amazon Flex drivers use an app to accept package delivery shifts. Such is the race to be first to grab available shifts, some unscrupulous drivers are using bots to automatically refresh the app and accept shifts before others get a chance. This is against Amazon’s rules but it’s a difficult thing to stop. The gig economy is booming, but the risk for Amazon is that rule-following drivers will lose faith in the system and seek work elsewhere in the gig economy.
💡 Countries and governments are not the only ones trying to keep up with the gig economy. Companies are also having to outsmart the smart.