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Honestly, why do they feel the need to explain? There is literally no shame in it. It is a good way to make a living.

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Uber promoting for Uber, lmao.

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I mean you may say there is no shame in it. But society at large doesn’t think so. Think about how many jokes there are about people becoming baristas, bartenders, or McDonalds workers. There is a stigma associated with people who work in these jobs, particularly if the person working the job is not in their teens/early 20s

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There’s no shame in driving Uber but there’s a lot of shame in a mega Corp lobbying hard to prevent giving benefits to drivers.

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There's def a lot of stigma around being an Uber driver and what that means in terms of socioeconomic status. I don't blame them tbh

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Probably side gig, and not first choice of primary income for most people.

It's not a good way to make a living. It's a good way to devalue your car by converting it to cash.

I typically ask them myself because I'm curious 🤷‍♂️

So if I apply to Uber and on my resume it says I drove for Uber for 6 months between jobs, you don’t think it would effect my application?

I always assume it's their only job. Now, I'm wondering if I'm a bad person for not thinking about their dreams, goals, and the rest of their life.

“I just do this for beer money.”

Some people just have certain biases and they are not comfortable with allowing others to form opinions about them that might not be true.

Am I the only person who doesn't like talking to Uber drivers? I honestly treat it like I would a tax ride or similar. I'm paying you for transportation, not to interrupt the code I'm mentally writing on my way to work.

I worked with drivers for some years & a lot of them just really like people and want to talk, so they use a few ice breakers. A lot were old taxi drivers, some were retirees that wanted to fill their time up with something, some had unconventional jobs and needed a back up. But mostly, a lot of them enjoyed talking to people & helping them, even if just with a ride or a comforting conversation (especially the retirees lol the older they were; the more they loved to talk during rides). You’d be surprised how therapeutic an Uber ride can be 😂

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