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[Lee Kyong-hee] Overlooked front-line heroes amid the pandemic
[Lee Kyong-hee] Overlooked front-line heroes amid the pandemic
ViewpointsOct 29, 2020
Deaths of overworked delivery service workers -- 13 this year alone -- have exposed the reality of South Korea’s gig economy in this Year of the Pandemic. The delivery services that we enjoy, whether for food or any other product, are so amazingly convenient and fast that “flash delivery” and “bullet delivery” labels are common. The convenience surely takes a physical and emotional toll, but it is a cost that few of us stop to think about as we bring in our deli