The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01448

Submission Number:
01448
Commenter:
Maileny Valenzuela
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I have 3 children ages 14,5, and an 8 month old, the state of Florida does not help me with childcare therefor I can't afford to take a full time job becuase daycare costs are to expensive. I started working nights with uber so that my husband and I are able to cover our bills and addtl expenses. My husband also works Sunday mornings with uber as an addition to our income. We really appreciate the opportunity to work with uber not only because we get to be our own boss but at this time uber is helping us maintain our home and our children. I am able to give my kids a better future thanks to the possibilities offered by uber to our family. I hope that we can continue to work with uber and that the state takes into consideration all of the struggling families, single mothers, parents who do not qualify for child care and most of all parents who just need a little extra income to make ends meet.