I'm trying to track down a short work of speculative fiction written in the past ~10 years that I downloaded in PDF form from somewhere ~2 years ago.
In the not-too-distant future, AI automations have led to humans being forced to work very menial jobs as a sort of UBI (Universal Basic Income). eg, one of the protagonist's close friends bakes lascivious cakes to weirdly precise details for his mysterious patron. The main character trails the patron's taxi to the edge of town, where the robot dumps the cake in a dumpster and drives off. The end.
I thought it was by Greg Egan, but it's none of his short stories I can find from the past ~15 years.