Vice, September 21, 2020, Gig Economy Company Launches Uber, But for Evicting People
Civvl is a newly orchestrated and highly contested company comparable to Uber, where it serves to aid the eviction process for landlords. This process involves landlord’s hiring Civvl servers and eviction agents as gig workers. This company is greatly disputed for the injustices it puts on the already high number of people unable to pay rent due to the pandemic.
During a time of great economic and general hardship, Civvl aims to be, essentially, Uber, but for evicting people. Seizing on a pandemic-driven nosedive in employment and huge uptick in number-of-people-who-can’t-pay-their-rent, Civvl aims to make it easy for landlords to hire process servers and eviction agents as gig workers.
Unemployment is at a record high and many cannot or simply are not paying rent and mortgages,” the ads state. “We are being contracted by frustrated property owners and banks to secure foreclosed residential properties.”
Civvl aims to marry the gig economy with the devastation of a pandemic, complete with signature gig startup language like “be your own boss,” and “flexible hours,” and “looking for self-motivated individuals with positive attitudes:” “FASTEST GROWING MONEY MAKING GIG DUE TO COVID-19,” its website says. “Literally thousands of process servers are needed in the coming months due courts being backed up in judgements that needs to be served to defendants.”