Referral bonuses can seem attractive on the surface but as any seasoned driver will tell you, it can be a hassle at times to get paid. All of the major TNCs dangle large bonuses in front of drivers but the process isn’t very transparent and it’s easy to get screwed.
Today, RSG reader Aaron P, is back with a guest post about how he took matters into his own hands when it came to ensuring he got his bonus from Sidecar. Aaron actually kept me updated on the whole process and I’ll admit I didn’t think he had a chance in hell but he pulled it off! Read on to find out how he was able to stick up for himself and drivers everywhere.
Back in the early days of my rideshare career, I took an opportunity to learn about an emerging industry. At first, I thought requesting a ride with an app on my phone seemed like a fad, another startup-driven idea, not seeing the point beyond hailing an actual taxi.
I started as a passenger with Lyft, the “Friend with a Car” model, pink moustache on the car and fist-bump from the driver to begin the ride. Sounds good to me! Why burden a friend for a lift, if a complete stranger would accomplish the same task. I went to the Lyft website, got my first-ride credit, and then took my first ride.