I always find it interesting to hear about how driving for Uber compares to other or previous lines of work for new drivers. There really are a TON of different types of jobs out there and yet driving for Uber remains one of the most unique opportunities available today. Now there are obviously some downsides, but hearing stories about what previous jobs have done to people over the years makes driving seem not quite so bad.
Today, I’m sharing a guest post from RSG reader, Kevin McQuitty, a relatively new Uber driver who talks about the liberation he felt leaving his gig in the restaurant world and what it was like transitioning to a full-time Uber driver. If this story resonates with you, please share what you did in a past career before switching to Uber in the comments below.
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So it begins! I tapped the screen on my smartphone to accept my first request. I had been waiting, wondering what this “Uber” thing was all about. My account had just been activated that morning and I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into – but hey, we could use a few extra bucks. I would be lying to you if I told you I wasn’t a little bit nervous, and a little bit excited when I took that first call. Little did I know I was about to take a ride that would change my life for the foreseeable future… [Read more…]