I Nearly Died Being An Uber/Lyft Driver
Organized by: Quincy Gaines
The nightmare is almost over!
March 10, 2016
If you're ever considering becoming an Uber or Lyft driver, here are a few things you really need to consider before signing up (I wish someone told me this info before i joined):
1) Have a back up plan in place or a more reliable job to fall back on just in case Uber or Lyft decide to swift kick you off their service and drop you on your ass without explanation, because you agreed . They are not reliable enough services to fully rely on.
2) Have a second vehicle available just in case your main ride breaks down or becomes totaled by an irresponsible loser. If you loose your car or your job as an Uber driver, your housing and personal possessions disappear with that also, along with friends and family who got tired of wading through the financial mess and drama that comes in association with only being an Uber and Lyft driver. In the wake of my most recent accident, I lost EVERY THING and now I'm walking around Orlando, Florida --a place I don't know even though I've been on the streets here 3 weeks; meeting complete strangers, penniless, with no roof over my head, -- all because i placed myself in a ratchet situation by fully depending on Lyft and Uber after family and friends warned me profusely. In the wake of my most recent accident in which some kid totaled my car, my beautiful black Chrysler 300. Any day now I'm suppose to get a settlement check from him for personal injuries. I'm looking forward to it because it's going to be huge.
3) Don't get your phone or car through uBer, because you'll end up paying far more for it than what it's worth. Download the app on your own devices and purchase cars on your own.
Pray for me! I'm at the Orlando international airport, stranded, after trying to secure a rental because of an unspoken/hidden from plain sight $200 security deposit i couldn't front which simultaneously gave my actual rental car payment of $150.00 to a company that referred me to this place I'm stuck at.* It's pathetic. I'm beat and I'm clueless of where to turn to next other than you. I'm powerless.
The entrepreneur i am has completely failed. If you know my family personally, PLEASE don't blow up their phones about this. Everyone's worried, hurt and stressed out over me and losing sleep, and handling this to the best of their abilities.
Without explanation, Lyft declared me unfit to be a partner driver, and they completely snatched the rug out from underneath me when i least expected them to. I lost EVERY THING. Please Pray for me and send money if you can.
I haven't bathed in 3 days. I'm 20 miles from the nearest shelter, sleepless, no food or money..... UGH! I'll never forget what you've done in the past to help me save my car. This time I'm on the streets looking to regain my sanity.
Thank you! If you have questions, email me while i still can be reached. You can call me also, but please know my phone has a battery that doesn't stay charged for long periods of time and so depending on when you call, i might not be able to talk.
Your best bet is to reach me on Facebook. I love Orlando, but i have to get out of here. All of my work records are in California! I can't file for unemployment insurance, because i don't have any records here in Florida. I don't know anyone here.
I thank you in advance. I'm looking for a job, but not having money makes finding work ?6 Once i get the funds to do so, I'm making my way back to Charlotte, NC immediately. I love forums