One of our recent articles highlighted the perks of being a full-time rideshare driver, and this article elicited some very strong reactions from readers. Many readers wanted us to focus on the negative aspects of full-time driving, so we asked our resident full-time driver to share his thoughts with us. Today, RSG contributor Jay Cradeur shares some of the biggest challenges facing full-time Uber and Lyft drivers.
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Being a full time driver has many rewards. Good money, freedom, flexibility and job satisfaction top the list. However, there are a few significant challenges or drawbacks that each full time driver must address. If a full time driver does not properly handle these challenges, they will most likely quit just as they are getting to the point where they can enjoy the benefits.
I have been a full time rideshare driver for nearly 2 years and done over 14,000 trips and I have created work-arounds for all these issues. Today, I will lay out for you what I feel are the major challenges of being a full time driver and how I have adjusted to stay on the road towards a bright future.