Um… You get to be like essentially your own boss and you can create your own schedule. So like, that was really nice. You don’t have to like listen to anybody and that’s always a plus.– Jada Delhomme
This interview centers on a discussion with Jada Delhomme about participating in the gig economy, such as Uber Eats, Doordash, Postmates, etc., while being a full-time college student at the University of New Orleans and veterinarian assistant for a local veterinarian hospital. This interview touches on what attracted Jada into participating in the gig economy, the benefits she received from it, challenges faced, and what caused her to quit. We also discuss how the gig economy can serve as a launchpad for one’s ultimate goals and aspirations, funding them through college and graduate school. She also borrows experiences from her sisters who used Doordash while going to college for engineering and medicine to provide a broader picture beyond her individual experiences.
Bibliographic Citation for interview (CMS):
Delhomme, Jada. Interview with Jada Delhomme. Interview by Brylon Batiste. Audiorecording, transcript, November 18, 2022. The Gig Economy Collection. Documentary and Oral History Studio, Loyola University New Orleans. https://youtu.be/GV9Rn9D_ua0.
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