There is an old poker saying: \u201cIf you are wondering who the sucker at the table is, it is probably you.\u201d So it goes with the new \u201cgig economy,\u201d where nearly one million North Americans are driving people around, delivering packages and pizzas, renting out their homes and condos, providing babysitting, tutoring and cleaning services \u2014 not as employees, but as independent contractors, paid by the piece, with uncertain hours and few benefits. A recent piece in the Financial Times, provocatively entitled, "When your boss is an algorithm,\u201d peels back the layers of the Uber economy to reveal its seamy underside. Workers, mostly underemployed millennials, initially lured by promises of fast money, flexible hours and hip bosses, instead find themselves hounded by robotexts that track their every move. Everything from the time they take to answer a delivery or pickup request (in some cases they are expected to reply in 20-30 seconds) to how well they are rated by the customer is monitored. In the case of Uber, a complicated formula that calculates time, distance and customer ratings, minus Uber service fee adjustments and volume bonuses has replaced a flat pay rate.