The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01638

Submission Number:
01638
Commenter:
Norberto Perez
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Uber has made a life changing impact to my family and me. Before I was introduced to Uber I worked two full time jobs just to make ends meet, and even then I struggled. Not only was I unable to spend time with my family, but I often worried if I would be able to send my kids to college. Then I started hearing my friends and coworkers talk about Uber, at first I didn't pay too much attention to it, but after constantly hearing positive reviews about it I decided to see what the big deal was about. That's when my life took a turn for the better. Through a friend I was able to sign up to be a driver. Since that fortunate day, I have been seen grand improvements in my life. I was able to quit one of my jobs, and I am not struggling to pay the bills on time anymore. I have even been able to start a savings account as a college fund for my children. The only difference I have seen is not only financially, but much to my surprise I have seen an emotional difference in myself. I am not constantly stressed out, I have the opportunity to see my family more often, and working for Uber has given me a sense of pride for the people in my city. It has been a dream come true to be my own boss, and work on my own schedule. I would never have imagined that everyday working would be nearly as fulfilling as it is, knowing I helped someone get to where they had to be. There have been customers whom I will never forget with their heartwarming stories, and their reasons for using Uber as their choice of transportation. I am so thankful I found Uber as it has truly given me a chance to grow as a person and support my family." Thank you so much for your support. Regards, Norberto Perez