On the surface, driving people from point A to point B seems like a pretty easy job. But when people ask me what it’s like working for Uber, I tell them there’s actually a lot that goes into it. I don’t think they believe me though since it’s hard to understand what drivers have to go through unless you’re actually out there doing it yourself.
And if you’re like me and you’re also trying to really maximize your earnings, you’ll find yourself driving during the busiest times, encountering some pretty intoxicated passengers and dealing with lots of traffic and unique driving situations. I’m not trying to say that being an Uber driver is the most difficult or dangerous job in the world but I think most new drivers are surprised at what it actually takes to be a top earning driver.
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Over the past year, companies like Uber and Lyft have reached record levels of growth but drivers haven’t experienced quite the same highs. Driving for Uber is still a great job for many, but like with any job, there are things we like and things we don’t like so much.
One of the goals of my site is to help empower drivers and with a growing audience, I am able to do that more and more each day. At this point, I feel like it’s my responsibility to look out for drivers and that’s one of the motivations for today’s post. I think there are many features that Uber could add to its driver app that would be a win-win for everyone involved.
Today I’m going to share some of the top features that I’d like to see Uber add (or at least start working on) to enhance the driver’s experience. Some of them might be a stretch but I think a majority of these improvements are no-brainers for Uber to implement to show us that they actually care about their drivers. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think and also which features you think are actually doable. After that, I’m going to review all the feedback I get and pick a few to see if I can get them implemented!