Please note: No quotations are permitted in this exercise. Use your own words, and properly cite ANY idea NOT your own!  You may paraphrase, if you properly cite your sources (see question d) for an illustration of proper citation). Remember, directly using 7 or more words in sequence without quotation marks constitutes plagiarism. You must refer specifically to the reading (demonstrating that you have read it), citing page numbers. Do not use outside (e.g. internet sources) and do not consult with other students.

Succinctly answer the following question in 250 words or less:
a) Define precarious employment. b) Explain how it is operationalized, and how it benefits employers, using a personal example from your workplace (or that of a family member) to illustrate.