As anyone who’s worked for themselves can tell you, there are a lot of benefits to ‘being your own boss’. And as a rideshare driver, you get to fulfill that dream. Drivers are free to set their own hours, work as hard as they want and take as long of a lunch break as they’d like!
Now obviously you won’t get paid during those times when you’re not working, but I personally love seeing a correlation between how hard I work and how much money I make. There aren’t a lot of good paying jobs that will let you scale up and scale down your hours according to your personal schedule. I actually dare you to try that with any other service industry job.
So there’s a lot of good to being a driver but as you are probably aware of (like with anything in life), there are definitely some downsides too. One of the biggest complaints I’ve had dating all the way back to when I first became a driver is the lack of communication between TNC’s and drivers. The only way to get in contact with Lyft and Uber is through e-mail and we all know that e-mail isn’t really meant for real-time communication. [Read more…]