Excellent supplementary income opportunity!
Driver/Operator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 January 2017
I've driven for Uber for over 3 years now, and have seen other drivers come and go. I love doing what I do for that extra income.
It's great if you already have a full time job, and are looking for some extra money. Not so good if you're using it for full time income as the costs to run your vehicle are exponentially higher than part time.
I'm lucky in that my full time work is only 15 minutes drive away, so while I do put ~500km per weekend doing Uber, it balances out with those who commute 50-90 minutes to work to be roughly the same amount of wear and tear on the vehicle.
I wish the income was better, as like a service industry (waiter, hostess, etc.), you rely on tips to make it mostly worthwhile if the vehicle you drive isn't fuel efficient. The caveat of that is though, bigger vehicles usually mean more comfortable passengers, so the likelihood of tips goes up.
Decent Money, Great Conversation, write-offs for T2200 galore!
Zero chance for advancement, tax returns for write-offs are once a year