The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01768

Submission Number:
01768
Commenter:
Tamara Miller
State:
District of Columbia
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I have been an AIRBNB hostess for one year. During the recession I lost my full time job and have been working at several part time opportunities. AIRBNB has been a financial lifesaver! However, it is more than a financial gain, it is a cultural gain. I have met people from all over the world who have been courteous, respectful, decent. AIRBNB makes the world feel a little smaller and a whole lot kinder. During the AMTRAK derailment I housed two women who were stranded on their way back to NYC. I did something good during this tragic time. During the entire year, I did not encounter any difficulties with my guests. I review them and they review me. It is a terrific system of checks and balances. Sometimes, they give me feedback which I take seriously, which makes me a better hostess.