I emailed some questions to guy who wrote a theater piece about his experience driving Uber. I don’t envy anyone who gets into that business these days. The odds seem stacked against you even worse than in my day.
These tech-bro assholes have managed to fool their “partners” or “associates” (or whatever euphemism they use for marks) into taking on almost all the risk with almost none of the reward.
It’s hard to believe I quit cabdriving nine years ago. It was such a big part of my life for so long. Now I drive a car maybe once a month. My life is much better for not being part of the public driver racket, but I wouldn’t have gotten to this place without those twelve years behind the wheel. So I’m grateful to that job. Grateful also that’s permanently in the rearview.
I wrote some stuff about rideshare in All Hack, which came out about this time last year. Pick up a copy if you don’t have one.
—By the way, the illustrations above have nothing to do with rideshare. I made them for this.