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Why do you drive Uber/Lyft?

Discussion in 'Advice' started by John Campbell, Jan 12, 2019.

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  1. I am a retired senior and am looking for a way to pass the time / get out of the house

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  2. I am a full time employee and do ride share before / after work for extra income

    14 vote(s)
    42.4%
  3. I have a minimum wage type job and need more income

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I am doing rideshare to pay off debts and will quit when debts are paid off

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. I drive taxi's etc. full time and rideshare is a natural extension

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. I am between jobs

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  7. I just got off the boat / plane / van and can't speak English. This is the only job I can get.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. I like to flirt with the girls and maybe I'll find a date

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  9. I can get a regular job but really enjoy doing rideshare instead

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  10. Rideshare is my career and I am really proud of what I do

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. John Campbell

    John Campbell

    Location:
    Chicago illinois
    Driving:
    UberXL
    I have watched and participated in this forum for a long time and feel I have gotten to know a number of the members. Many appear to be quite literate and intelligent and would seem to be able to do well at an good job. So I am wondering why you do rideshare. Why do you do rideshare even though you may feel the companies are among the most evil that exist.

    I feel that the poll includes most of the possible answers, but I have probably missed a few. By the way, my answer is the first choice in the list.
     
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  2. Merc7186

    Merc7186

    Location:
    Buffalo NY
    Driving:
    UberXL
    You left off the sex appeal of being an Uber Driver.

    Please fix :) I'll wait here.
     
  3. I do it just so I don’t have to change diapers.
     
  4. Extra cash. Gets me out of the house when I'm bored. I'm sort of addicted to it. Currently seeking treatment.
     
  5. Didn't really have my reasons on there :

    I work from home, my youngest is the only one of my kids still at home & she spends half her time with her dad.

    I can uber & do my full-time work in between rides. It gets me out of the house and talking to others and at the same time I can make money. I spent 19 years out of the workforce raising my kids & walked away from a bad marriage in an unfortunate financial situation - the extra money & the tax write-offs make a significant difference in my life.
     
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  6. Jay Dean

    Jay Dean

    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    Late 2014: When I started, I made 1,500 a week without trying.
    (somewhere in between I thought it would get better even with the cuts)
    Early 2019: Car is barely hanging in, and my mechanic keeps it going. Basically just riding it out.

    And you know, there is something to be said about being so used to something you just do it to do it, or as Morgan Freeman explained, you become "institutionalized" lol you just become a Uber/Lyft Driver. Now luckily when my car does finally quit, there is no way I would ever do this in another car. So, yeah...just waiting things out.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  7. Ovaro

    Ovaro

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I drive for Uber to have an extra income. I also use Uber to get out of the house. I rather be out there driving and making money instead of being at home going through the tv channels.
     
  8. reg barclay

    reg barclay Moderator

    Location:
    rockland/westchester NY, new jersey
    Driving:
    UberX
    I drive Uber and Lyft so I'll have what to talk about when I visit this website.
     
  9. Uber Crack

    Uber Crack Author

    Location:
    Sacramento
    Driving:
    UberX
    I drive because it brings happy chemicals to my brain...Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin.
    That's my excuse this week.
     
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  10. I drive cause I like cake
     
  11. Badges

    Masochist with a vomit fetish
     
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  12. TomTheAnt

    TomTheAnt

    Location:
    DFW
    Driving:
    UberX
    These three quotes sum up my reasons pretty well.
     
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  13. New2This

    New2This

    Location:
    DC Area
    My probation officer said it was this or dig ditches. I'm allergic to manual labor so here I am. :rolleyes:
     
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