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Female Uber Driver Shares Her Experience

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A self-proclaimed “gig boss” has been driving with Uber for just over a year and says she absolutely loves the flexibility.

We asked this mother of two what the upsides and downsides were when working in the gig industry.

Upsides included:

  • Flexibility allowing her to work whenever and wherever she wants.
  • Same-day “cash-outs” allowing her to earn interest on income immediately without waiting for her earnings to be deposited.
  • No helicopter bosses
  • Ability to take as many holidays as she wants without requiring the consent of a manager or an HR department.  “If I want to spend 2 months in the Serengeti or North Pole, it’s a no-brainer” she says.
  • Working in the gig industry,  driver parents are able to collect their kids after school whenever they want. It also means driver parents can attend school plays, sports races and accompany their kids on school fun days.
  • Being self-employed, you call the shots. Uber is simply an application that drivers and riders use.

Downside:

  • Back ache  – sitting in a vehicle for long periods. Getting out and stretching between rides or walking is key.