Imagine hiring a carpenter and having him show up at your home only to ask you where the tools are. First, you'd be shocked. Second, you'd find another carpenter.
Just in case you’ve been living under a non-WIFI-enabled rock, the new "gig economy" refers to workers completing discrete engagements one at a time instead of holding one permanent job with an employer. Most of these engagements are done by freelancers, who are empowered to work when they want, use the tools they want, and choose the jobs they want. Viva la revolucion!