There are lots of folks who like to complain about rideshare driving but one question that rarely gets asked – why are they still doing it? Senior RSG contributor Jay Cradeur investigates some of the reasons drivers still drive for Uber and Lyft despite their complaints.
It seems that all the news about rideshare driving these days is bad. Uber and Lyft are not profitable. Drivers are sleeping in their cars. If you read some of the press, there are many drivers who can’t even make minimum wage. Our driver pay has been cut in many different ways, from lower per-mile rates to reduced bonuses, to less profitable surge and personal power zones.
60 – 80 hours per week driving is not a safe way to make a living. So then why is it that those who are complaining the most continue to drive in these conditions? This article will delve into the mind of the rideshare driver and look for answers.