The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01637

Submission Number:
01637
Commenter:
Lawrence Carpenter II
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I recently retired from the Florida Army National Guard in January, 2015 and could not find a job with enough income to support my family. I began driving for Uber because I have used Uber many times in the Northern Virginia/DC area for the last year and a half and I had heard a driver could make decent money. I know that Uber is a great service much needed in the Central Florida area. Countless riders have told me very negative stories about taxi rides and the taxi drivers. Every single rider loves Uber not only for the lower price but the friendliness of the drivers and the nice vehicles they get to ride in. The Uber background checks are top quality and weed out people who shouldn't be driving in the service industry. I fully support the Uber service in Florida.