Episode NO.418

Ashik Ahmed, co-founder and CEO of Deputy, joins the show with Scott Kitun. Deputy is a company focused around simplifying work life for the shift worker. As an employee management platform, Deputy specializes in timesheets, scheduling, tasks and workplace communication.

Ashik shares the founding story starting with his own childhood growing up around shift workers in the family to working on the initial concept with his cofounder who ran an aviation ground handling business at the time. Seeing how many people airlines didn’t employ themselves, but were in fact shift workers, sparked the idea of creating a platform that better serves the tens of millions of gig workers across the globe.

Scott and Ashik dissect the concept of the gig economy, its pros and cons, and how to empower shift workers besides lip service.