Amazingly flexible... if you're good enough
Driver (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 7 October 2018
Ratings system defends good practice, yet is at times is unfair. There will be some riders who will rate you 3 stars just because you didn't give them a meaningful experience and this is not how Uber intends the ratings system to work. At other times you are not protected for example when a rider vomits clear liquid: Uber will only reimburse detailing if you provide photographic evidence and this is hard to do when all the young child in the back was drinking was vodka...
If you learn your city, you will inevitably find the sweet spots to troll for fares. In Guelph, during any time of day you can reliably make 20 dollars per hour if you park yourself in a competitive spot.
The tax situation here in Ontario is kind of sketchy, I'm still not sure whether or not I am left stuck paying Uber's taxes on my fares, but this is something you should look into before diving in: it's not as easy as it at first sounds.
As for wear and tear, this is real. Plan to have some money saved up for the inevitable catalytic converter replacement, and remember that no matter how great of a driver you were, Uber will drop you like hot garbage as soon as your car is older than 5 years.
Good supplemental income if you're going to drive a few times a week. Potential for some crazy money is there as well.
Also, surge is a lie. Chase the surge and waste your time and patience.
flexible hours, daily pay option, potential for big money, people are nice
need willpower to actually make money, car wear, people are horrible