The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01478

Submission Number:
01478
Commenter:
Cedric Granger
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Before Uber I was a college student struggling to make ends meet juggling a job and class work at the same time. Although I had a job and was able to pay my bills I rarely had a moment to myself and I wasn't able to fulfill my academic duties to the best of my abilities. With Uber I can work whenever I want freeing up time to complete my class work and make a few dollars on the side to keep me financially stable. Not to mention the feeling I get from helping my fellow college students. Driving students to work or school and especially from the local bars makes me feel like I am actually making a difference every time a run is complete. As an aspiring psychology student I often have deep and meaningful conversations with customers and help at least one person emotionally each time that I work. Being an Uber drive is a perfect match for me at this stage in my life and as an Uber partner I feel like I'm a part of something so big and revolutionary. Uber saves lives on a day to day basis and I thank the company for giving me the opportunity to drive for them.