After 4 years of "flash delivery", he also wants to have "five insurances and one housing fund"
Riding a weather-beaten electric bike, staying “online” for more than 10 hours a day, and starting 100 kilometers a day, this is the daily work of the 43-year-old Li Jun as a flasher.
"In our business, there are no rest days. Basically, as long as you don't return to your hometown in Beijing, that's one word: dry." 2021 is the tenth year of his Northern Drifting career and the fourth year of his flash delivery.
At the beginning, there were not so many escorts, and the algorithm didn’t seem to be that “smart”: Starting from the East Fourth Ring Road where I was at home, I finally rushed to Shahe, which is as far away as the Sixth Ring Road in the Northwest, and the system was confusing deployment , And "willfully" transferred him to Liangxiang outside the Sixth Ring Road in the southwest.
Although somewhat helpless, Li Jun could only accept the instructions and bite the bullet and "running laps" around the city of Beijing.
Later, there were more and more peers, more intelligent algorithms, and Li Jun also had his own dedicated service area.
However, working outdoors for a long time, the days of wind and rain are still indispensable.
At first, the family would worry about his safety, fearing that he would be in danger. Over time, they will gradually get used to it.
For him, this job is relatively flexible and free, without too many requirements and constraints. As long as he maintains a certain amount of running orders, he can get a relatively fixed income.
Although it is hard to go out early and return late every day, I feel very fulfilled when I think of my parents and two daughters who stayed behind in my hometown.
This job also made him feel a lot of simple and sincere taste of life.
When I first started working as a flasher, I was catching up with the summer heat. A customer asked him to wait for a long time, and finally he came out after calling 3 times.
Just when he was a little irritable and almost angry, the other party "transformed" a bottle of iced Coke from behind, and said warmly: The master has worked hard on such a hot day.
Hearing that sentence, the anger in his heart disappeared.
Every day he runs singles, he has to meet all kinds of people.
And his biggest feeling is: There are still more good people.
During the epidemic, Li Jun was also giving back to these people's goodwill and doing his best to make more contributions.
In the early stage of the epidemic, he saw an order that was hung up for a long time and no one answered it because the address was in the hospital and everyone was nervous.
Later, Li Jun chose to accept the order, but did not accept the red envelope that the other party wanted to give.
He said: "Even if I made a little contribution."
However, as he gets older and older, new and old problems arising from the interweaving of the dual roles of "migrant workers" and "online hire workers" have also made Li Jun feel a lot of guilt, worry and anxiety in his heart.
Although his hometown of Hengshui is only more than 200 kilometers away from Beijing-the "work mileage" that he can easily run in less than three days, the distance from his relatives makes it difficult for Li Jun to run into the heart of his little daughter.
Since she had to go back to her hometown to go to school when she was 6 years old, the children talked less and less, and she hadn't even called her father for several years.
Going out hard makes Li Jun have no time to take care of his family, and he feels owed to his parents and children.
Li Jun is clear in his heart: He and the platform are only a business partnership, and there is no employment contract, and there is no "five social insurance and one housing fund".
Working outdoors for a long time has a relatively high probability of accidents such as traffic accidents. Will there be difficulties in safeguarding rights after a work-related injury unfortunately occurs?
Once the industry has undergone major changes and basic income cannot be guaranteed, what should I do?
I am in my 40s and have no pension insurance. What should I do when I get old?
These real problems arouse his anxiety about the future from time to time.
Solving these dilemmas and problems in front of him has become his greatest expectation for the two sessions this year: as a father, he hopes that the national education policy will pay more attention to and support left-behind children, so that they will be less concerned about and even more concerned about the long-term outsiders. Peace of mind.
As a worker, he also hopes to be able to obtain a more comprehensive labor security, so that he can also have social security.
As Li Jun said, he is just "the most common one among the migrant workers."
Takeaways, food delivery staff, errand runners, online ride-hailing drivers... In recent years, the development of new employment forms such as flexible employment has gradually become a climate, and many of the relevant practitioners are migrant workers.
According to data from the National Information Center, in 2019, the number of people providing services to the sharing economy was 78 million, a year-on-year increase of 4%.
The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security released an analysis report on the current employment situation of new occupations in August 2020, showing that the employment group of online delivery operators has grown rapidly, and the number of online delivery operators "running on the road" has reached one million every day.
They travel around all day, just like the "capillaries" that are indispensable in the operation of a city.
Due to the rapid development of the industry, related labor and social security are still not perfect, many people are facing similar problems with Li Jun.
In this regard, first of all, it is necessary to regulate the employment relationship between flexible employees such as takeaways, flashers and the platform as soon as possible to avoid problems related to labor rights such as difficulty in identifying work injuries, lack of holiday protection, and excessive working hours.
In addition, it is also necessary to accelerate the promotion of social insurance coverage of these groups.
Xu Xiaoying, a deputy to the National People's Congress, once proposed to formulate social security policies that can effectively protect the rights and interests of the labor force through system innovation in response to the characteristics of new employment patterns such as flexible employment.
In 2021, Li Jun's wish is simple: He hopes that he can take more orders every day and the family will be safe and sound.
This year's eldest daughter of the college entrance examination can successfully enter the university in Beijing, and reunite with them as soon as possible.
Li Jun's goal is also a reflection of the simple wishes of many migrant workers.
Ren Guanqing Source: China Youth Daily