The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01697

Submission Number:
01697
Commenter:
Paul Goldman
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I've had nothing but positive feelings about being an Uber driver. It's been a life-changing thing for me and every day I try to put my gratitude into doing the job as well as it can be done. All of my passengers have also expressed very positive views of the Uber experience. I bought a car on time payment to become an Uber driver and if I wasn't able to drive this way it would mean that vehicle would be repossessed as I could not afford the payments without my Uber income. I'm turned 75 today and this is my only source of income. I strongly desire to be able to continue to provide excellent service for my passengers. My passengers have continually commented on the cleanliness and presentation of my car, the fact that I participate in friendly conversation with them, offer them cold water, Tic-Tacs, Gum and phone charging facility. I do this to offer concierge service and as a result have many passengers ask if there is a way I could always be their driver.