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Taskrabbit what is it?

5 August 2010 | Posted by: Charlie B | File Under: Internet | | No Comment


Many of Diane Fitzpatrick friends and family take her for granted because she works from home in taskrabbit fulltime as a blogger and writer. When anyone needs any favor, they turn to her because they think she’s got nothing to do with her time. Many organizations such as churches, NGOs, etc are always targeting people like her whenever they need volunteers because she doesn’t have a typical 9-5 job. She complained that whenever people are busy, they want to use her services without any form of payment because she’s always at home but at task rabbit she is getting paid in advanced by the website payment system. She’s had to babysit the kids of other parents for so many years and says she feels like a dog in her neighborhood sometimes.


There is an increasing number of stay-at-home workers everyday as a result of retiring, unemployment, etc. Reports by The Telework Coalition indicate there are 35 million people working most of their time from home, which is an increment of 15 million people from the number 10 years ago with about seven million US residents out of jobs in just the first part of the year.

Many people are calling on people who work from home to do various jobs such as errands, pooling of cars, volunteering with NGOs, churches, etc.

However many people who work from home say they are tired of being taken advantage of as a result of their availability at home most of the time. They have taken their grievances online and starring in campaigns to avoid their exploitation by other neighbors, family and friends through chartrooms, etc. they have been discussing ways to prevent their exploitation on a couple of websites with some people being readily available for chores at the right price.

You can prevent your exploitation by people always asking you for favors by learning to say no. if you are busy, just tell them you are unavailable in a short sentence without any explanations.

Many people who work at taskrabbit are not entirely opposed to the idea of helping others out, they just want to be appreciated and not taken advantage of. Other stay-at-homers have joined websites that pay you hourly rates for running errands.

Many stay-at-homers believe that corporate workers should try to understand what they do and how their schedules are like before asking for burdening favors. You could also ask for a few dollars for errands run for the typical 9-5 workers who might need your services when they are away.

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