Wife's Getting mad at Uber

Token44

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You need to create a work/life balance that works for you.

No "job" is worth an unhappy family and the stresses that brings.

Sounds like it may be time to revisit your priorities.

If your wife would prefer to spend time with you now, rather than go on a vacation, seems like that's something you need to discuss together.
 

Harry70

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I Uber part Time, I have a 40 hour a week full time job and I like to Uber after work and weekends. My wife is saying we have NO FAMILY TIME anymore.
She is the boss ; you hanging out with
I say, I am working to make more $$$$$$$ to help with bills and to go on a vacation soon with the family.

Anyone else getting grief from their girlfriends or wife's????
 

djino

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In my opinion, you have to look at the situation as, is this extra Uber income a NEED or a WANT. Meaning, would you be in financial distress without Uber income?

If the answer is no, then you may want to consider the value of family time vs trying to earn extra income. Yes, you could convince yourself that the extra income is being used for family vacations, but is the amount of hours you spend away from family in a year worth the 1 week vacation that you will all be able to spend together? I highly doubt it.

And the fact that your wife is bringing it up should obviously let you believe that she values you being around each day than for you to earn extra income that may not be essential. So you should keep this in mind.

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I personally no longer drive for Uber but when I did, I was somewhat in a similar situation. I have a 40 hour / week government job, and was doing the Uber thing some evenings / some weekends. I personally found that it took away time from things I really enjoyed doing, like hanging out with Friends/family and other social events. It just wasn't worth it, especially after the continued Uber rate decreases and the unfair policies that continued to be pushed out, lead me to make the better choice to stay offline and enjoy my extra fee time.

djino
 

Harry70

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She is the boss: she knows that u luv ubering: driving around with young party girls ; obviously she won't like it :keep telling her how stressful uber is : and so difficult ubering is : try to get some sympathy; it will help
 

Uberweekenddude

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funds are needed as I work commission and base pay full time and some months are worse then other months.
 

djino

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funds are needed as I work commission and base pay full time and some months are worse then other months.
Is your wife involved with the family finances? Is she aware of the income that your full time job contributes to the household income? Is she aware of all household expenses?

She obviously doesn't see the benefits of the extra Uber income, which leads me to believe she either has no idea about whats going on financially OR she believes there is enough there to pay all bills and still live comfortably. It is likely time for you to engage her more on the household finances and see what response you get.

Also note, that you may want to consider looking at other career opportunities to increase your income over your current full time job + Uber.

djino
"my 2 cents"
 

djino

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Does SHE work? I had that problem with my Ex. Once she started to work her perspective changed.

If she doesn't work it may be time for her to help out with a part time job.
This..

Perhaps its time for her to get behind the Uber wheel while you are working your full time job.

But I think the main point is that it "appears" like she may not be too engaged with the situation of your household finances. Communication should happen here, and then you can come up with a way to resolve it (either by you continue to Uber or she picks up a job or picks up more hours).

If household finances prove to be ok, then maybe its an addiction issue you are having with Uber :smiles:

djino
 

Bujee69

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I Uber part Time, I have a 40 hour a week full time job and I like to Uber after work and weekends. My wife is saying we have NO FAMILY TIME anymore.

I say, I am working to make more $$$$$$$ to help with bills and to go on a vacation soon with the family.

Anyone else getting grief from their girlfriends or wife's????
Yeah I totally agree with you. For the past 3 months I was going out every Friday and Saturday night and only recently has the wife started to bug about it. I enjoy driving for Uber, but until she mentioned it, I didn't even realize how many hours I was spending on the road and not to mention lack of sleep. I only drive once a week now, but go out for a long period of time (making the most out of being out). Honestly, it has been really nice taking either a Friday or Saturday night off to just relax or go out and party like all of the PAX we spend driving around on those nights. 2 weeks ago it was even nicer getting driven around the city by an Uber as a PAX lol.
 

Uberweekenddude

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LOL I love and hate Uber. She refuses to drive Uber as she is afraid of all the guys trying to link with her.
 

Bujee69

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LOL I love and hate Uber. She refuses to drive Uber as she is afraid of all the guys trying to link with her.
My wife signed up for Uber as a driver, total of 20 rides she has done. The 20th ride was the last one ever, she picked up a group of guys XL ride and the entire time they kept hitting on her. Ever since then, she hasn't even mentioned about going out to drive....
 

Bujee69

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I don't know if anyone can agree but, the thing I enjoy most about Uber is the unknown. You can make as little or as much as you want, its like chasing a prize. I know not every night will be good, but the unknown factor is what I look forward too. And the worst part/ best part depending on your situation is that you can go online anytime. Sometimes I find myself sitting around at home saying " I should be out driving right now and not wasting time".

just my 2 cents
 
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