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Discrimination

Picked up a drunk guy who gets in the car, looks at me and says “Great, a skinhead!” I happen to be a white male, and at the time my head was shaved.

I chuckled and shook my head. He says (jokingly, but not) “You’re not gonna knife me, are you? Please don’t knife me.”

The guy was also a white male, and since...
First off, let us be clear that this is not about increasing driver pay, or lowering passenger cost. Uber and Lyft are not going to pay their drivers more money. Both ride hail companies have been bleeding Venture Capital money by the billions, each and every quarter. They are constantly looking for ways to grow revenue (read: entice Passengers) and minimize cost (read: Pay Drivers less).

I am not going to talk about money.
In the past Uber has attempted various additional business ventures. While some have failed miserably, others have had remarkable success, such as Uber Eats and Jump Bike. In the same entrepreneurial spirit, Uber has announced that they are adding four completely unrelated new lines of business to their existing portfolio of services. All four of them have been in beta test mode in select...
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I drive Lyft and Uber. Professional service is my goal — I am a 4.95+ rated driver (Clean roomy Camry Hybrid with leather seats, equipped with...
Did you put your Uber Driving experience on your resume? You probably shouldn’t.

It might seem logical to put your Uber driving experience on your resume; after all, it is an honorable, regulated profession in most markets. There is nothing in it that you need to be ashamed of. But, will it hurt your chances of landing the job you’re applying for?

Unfortunately, it might, but not for the reasons you think. Some people in our society might look down on Uber drivers as some type of illiterate lumpen, and it is tempting to think that is the reason those who make hiring decisions might not want to hire us. While that may be true, more often, that’s usually not the case.
About once every 6 months I end up with a homeless person in my car somehow. Recently my turn came up.

I pulled into a mini-mart for a pickup, 2 young women get in the car. The one in front had a bag of snacks and the one in back had a cell phone. We start down the road and the one in front opens a bottle of water and takes a drink. She closes it and opens a different bottle of water and takes a drink. Then she opens some other snack food and (carefully) eats it. No more than 3 or 4 crumbs when they got out... okay, whatever.