Gig Economy

Gig Economy: The day the bubble burst

Sunday Times journalist John Lui becomes a danger around dairy when he has to top each cup of bubble tea with milk and mousse

Tiger Sugar bubble tea has never seen an employee like me. By that, I mean old and unreliable. But there is a first time for everything.

It is, after all, a brand about rebels. What could be more rebellious than sheer incompetence?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 13, 2019, with the headline 'The day the bubble burst'. Print Edition | Subscribe