The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01547

Submission Number:
01547
Commenter:
F.Pumate Ilimaleota
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
"Before Uber became part of my life, I was driving a truck in Miami. My girl friend was already involved with Uber & all I heard was praise. I was struggling to make ends meet. The bills were more than my pay. So I decided to try Uber for a weekend & see how it was. I made 3 times more money in 3 days than what I was making driving a truck. After that weekend I decided to leave my job & work for myself with Uber. Not only do I enjoy being my own boss as an Independent Contractor, I Also enjoy using Uber to get around at an affordable low rate that is cheaper than a cab. As a driver I have heard nothing but positive feed back from my passengers. How they love Uber & enjoy the comfort of the vehicles & the safety as suppose to a cab. I would travel to Houston in the past & have always use a cab. And the ride that cost $5.00 with Uber would always be $35 with a cab. So the thought of Uber not being in Florida would be devistating to me & my family not to mention all other Uber partners as well as the Masses that have come to learn of Uber & now enjoy the services that Uber provides. Uber has created a lot of jobs here in Florida & all around the world. Think of all the lives that Uber is saving with the services. The culture of club goers not drinking & driving but depending on Uber to get them back home or their destination safely. In closing, I was struggling financially & close to being homeless but Thank God for Uber. Uber has changed my life. Uber should be embraced & celebrated, and not rejected because of any dirty political greed or outside influence. It's time to STOP fighting progress & join the movement. Hear the voices of the people like myself and millions more. I LOVE UBER & THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA NEED UBER. ITS BEEN AN UBERMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR ME & I HOPE YOU WILL TOO...GOD BLESS! Uber Partner F.Pumate Ilimaleota"