I have completed 1,513 rides for Uber in Cincinnati. While I enjoy the rider interaction very much, Uber misleads drivers about how much you can make as a driver, and they do not value the drivers they "partner" with. The reason that they are aggressively looking for drivers is that the average age tenure of a driver is less than 30 days. People going fire out that their earnings" after deducting vehicle cost and Uber's take (you receive 80% of the gross fare- Uber gets 20%) result in an effective hourly wage of around $7.00 per hour. If they were a reputable employer, you wouldn't see 100 listings on here. Uber underplays and uses people.
I have not had any issues with Uber at all. They are very supportive and informative.
I have been driving for UBER for over six months now and found the job on RetirementJobs.com. I know this company is aggressively looking to hire pre-retirees and retirees. They treat everyone the same - regardless of age! I like the ability to set my own hours and be my own boss. This is a great retirement job for me.
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After reading the comments by those who express their perspective of age related discriminating practices by more than a few employers, I felt very concerned for older workers that need/desire employment. I wonder if these employers understand that it is not just the revenue from young adults that keep them in business. I wonder how they would survive if the older generation would stop supporting their businesses. I also wonder if these employers understand the principle of sowing and reaping? I am grateful to your agency for providing the results of your survey and your commitment to provide older workers with reliable job leads.
-- Marie Moore, AARP