It's the hottest new job in the gig economy: becoming a "juicer" for Lime - collecting the company's e-scooters, recharging them at your home, then returning them to the wild.

But is there any money in the scramble for scooters, and are we seeing the turf-wars and break-ins that have reportedly hit Lime contractors in the US?

The Herald spoke to two juicers.

Will, a 30-something with a day job as a software developer, become a juicer after seeing a Facebook ad promising up to $20 to collect and recharge a scooter (or "harvesting") in Lime parlance.


But he says