The flexibility allows me to be there for my family while making a good amount of money to supplement my retirement. Llewellyn H.
San Diego, CA
Lyft Driver

In their words...
why flexibility matters to drivers.

Flexibility is the most important thing

Flexibility is the most important thing since most of us who do this are part-time because we have other jobs.

Al G.

Uber, DoorDash, Postmates

Garden Grove, CA

Leni I.

Uber, Lyft

Los Angeles, CA

That’s why I like the flexibility

I am a student and I have two kids to support, now I am able to work whenever I want and also I am going to school so that’s why I like the flexibility.

Ahmad S.

Uber, Lyft

Sacramento, CA

Me gusta conducir para Lift porque tengo tiempo para ir a la escuela aprender Inglés

Me gusta conducir para Lift porque tengo tiempo para ir a la escuela aprender Inglés, ya que es muy importante en este país. Y el conducir me ayuda a practicar lo aprendido con mis pasajeros. Me siento muy bien cuando hablo lo poco que se con los pasajeros y me ayudan a corregir mi pronunciación. Gracias a ellos aprendo el idioma inglés cada día.

Ehidy R.

Lyft

Daly City, CA

I love to drive

I'm a full-time realtor in Northern California. Real Estate has been a full-time job for me for the last 15 years but it is still a commission-based job so if there are no sales there's no income. Now with rideshare I have the ability to drive at night at my leisure to make money at my own pace which is helping keep a roof over my head and food on my table. Without the ability to drive on my own schedule I would have to rely on my children for financial support. I love to drive and I love helping people and ride-sharing gives me the ability to help my fellow and to make money at the same time. It's a win-win as far as I'm concerned.

Craig E.

Lyft

Livermore, CA

The flexibility is the most important part

I already have a solid job working 35 hours per week and it's pretty awesome but I have four children and another child on the way. I started driving for Lyft and Uber once I realized that I had extra days off because I only work 3 days on the weekend and the money was awesome the fact that I can choose when I want to drive and stop when I want to and not miss any time with my children and make enough money to handle business without touching my work check is awesome to me. The flexibility is the most important part of it's because if something was to happen with my children I did not have any issues leaving to go make sure they're okay and then going back to driving, no penalties, no discipline for missing hours. I think the best way to describe it is you decide how much money you make and if you're really motivated you could do this full-time and not worry about another job but for those with families and other responsibilities it's still a great win for us as well and I'm satisfied very happy and I think this is the smartest invention in years.

Diana J.

Uber, Lyft

Phoenix, AZ

To help make extra income

Hello, everyone! I just retired 4 months ago with a great company of 32 years. So since my family and I still live in the Bay Area, I decided to work independently for DoorDash and to help make extra income to provide for other costs in this high cost of living…That's awesome to have these companies see how important it is for us to have quality time with family and at the same time to allow us to work with them around their schedule.

Joe V.

DoorDash

Fremont, CA

The money and freedom helps in so many ways

A lot of people have reasons that the work schedule for share rides works for them, so do I. I tired after 25 years of working for the County, I was faithful rarely missing a day of work, I do have a BA degree in business. I worked a lot of overtime whenever it was offered. I knew I would be starting another career, however life changes. I became a full-time caregiver for my mother and older disabled brother, after leaving my job. My mom passed a year and a half ago, and I had not worked in over 10 years while caring for them. Being over 60 years of age, now, I had to weigh what type of work I could and would do. I was a little afraid at first dealing with people that I did not know and going places that I had never been before, but now see it as a journey. I also have other things that I am working on, the money and freedom helps in so many ways.

Ive S.

Lyft

National City, CA

The flexibility allows me to work when I feel well

I am a disabled senior, 3 time cancer survivor, suffer from severe arthritis in my spine, hips and thumbs. Because I became disabled I was not able to retire as I had hoped so I live from Social Security which in best conditions isn't enough...I have no choice because SS does not pay me enough to thrive, buy quality food, etc. Since I am covered with scars from 9 major surgeries in 8 years I have a great deal of pain some of the time, sometimes I am exhausted when the pain won't let me sleep, and I sometimes have an upset stomach from the medication I take. Obviously, I cannot work when I am in this state. Driving is something I can do….The flexibility allows me to work when I feel well. I can drive. Flexibility allows me to work when I feel well therefore not endangering anyone on the road.

Denise A.

Uber, Lyft

Petaluma, CA

I look forward to driving every day, every morning

Being a 61-year-old pastor, I look forward to driving every day, every morning, when I can to help others with there walks with God. If I can help others make it safely to their destination, start their day, finish their day with a smile I’m happy. Together with my social security and Lyft I can live in California and exist. I’m very happy to be a Lyft driver.

Jerry D.

Lyft

Oceanside, CA

Flexible autonomy is PERFECT for me

I have a full-time job, but as a divorced father co-parenting a teenager, a secondary source of income with a flexible autonomy is PERFECT for me, that's one of several reasons I enjoy driving for LYFT. I love being able to drive whenever I choose and earn some good income which really makes a huge impact in my life- without it, I am not sure what my next best option would be. I hope to always be able to have the flexibility that I have always enjoyed as a Driver.

Dimetrios V.

Lyft

Inglewood, CA

My flexibility is literally saving her life

I have been driving on the Uber platform for the last 11 months, with over 3,500 rides completed. I started because my manufacturing contracting position of 16 years got outsourced basically overnight. Additionally, my wife has been battling cancer for the last 4 years. My flexibility to work whenever I can and want allows me to drive her to her treatments and take care of her. I truly feel that my flexibility is literally saving her life.

Adam B.

Uber

Burbank, CA

Flexibility it provided allowed me to pay my bills

I am retired and my pension when I turned 66 went down almost $400! I am physically disabled and some days I am in too much pain to drive. Uber/Lyft and the flexibility it provided allowed me to pay my bills, have some pocket money but most importantly it gave me the flexibility to take the needed breaks when the pain becomes too much and to also let me still feel retired enough to travel or babysit my granddaughter.

Cheryl R.

Uber, Lyft

Hawthorne, CA

The flexibility, earnings, and the overall experience has been great

I have been driving since March 2018, for 12 years I worked for a car service. I found myself out of work and 62 wondering what to do next. Then someone suggested I try Uber, it has been a great experience, the flexibility, earnings, and the overall experience has been great! To drive when you want I could not imagine I would find this privilege in working on a structured job with a minimum wage. And now, as I move forward, with all that has come with being independent the need to continue being so. With all the expenses that I have to deal with now, it is very important to me to continue, since I would not be able to survive! I am hoping that a solution to allow app-based rideshare will continue now and into the future.

Joe B.

Uber

San Mateo, CA

This allows me the flexibility to work when I want

I drive and shop full time as the sole support for my family of four. My husband used to be the sole support but is unable to work due to being permanently disabled. This allows me the flexibility to work when I want so I can be home to help my husband with the children when I need to be. I started doing the app-based gig as a way to supplement my income and turned out to be more lucrative than my other job so I started doing it full time. If I could find a career in my chosen field of work as flexible as this I would switch back to my normal line of work. I love the freedom this job affords me and my family!

Heather P.

DoorDash, Postmates, Instacart

Auburn, CA

Flexibility is important to me

Flexibility is important to me because I want to work my own hours when and how I want.

Eugina B.

Lyft

Los Angeles, CA

Robert P.

Uber

Sacramento, CA

I have a very unpredictable schedule

I'm an actor, which means I have a very unpredictable schedule. I could get an audition with only 1 or 2 hours' notice, and I have to have open availability. Most employers don't allow employees to take off without advanced notice. Lyft has been the only company that has allowed me to pursue my dreams while keeping my bills paid. A set schedule just doesn't work for my lifestyle. I know there are thousands, if not millions of people in my position.

Katie D.

Lyft

South Pasadena, CA

Flexibility is everything for us drivers

Finally after years of being far from my family and home I've decided to be closer. Ridesharing apps made it possible for me to do so. I don't have any other job but driving with Lyft, and I'm very comfortable to drive during day time and go to my doctor appointments, have a break, go visit my friends, go home eat my lunch, go back to my job and drive...Flexibility is everything for us drivers.

Ara A.

Lyft

Glendale, CA

I totally support keeping app-based drivers independent contractors

When I retired three and a half years ago, I knew that I would have to stay active for retirement to be successful. Although it was great being retired, I felt like there was a part of me that missed working so I looked into part-time jobs, something to make a little extra money. But part-time work meant showing up at a certain time and I just wasn't ready for that again. Then I looked into the app-based food delivery service. It turned out to be a great financial boost with flexible working hours. I prefer not having to drive after dark so I work mainly lunch shifts. It's keeping me active at age 70, but when there are days that I don't feel like working, I don't have to. I totally support keeping app-based drivers independent contractors, able to work only when they desire to.

Dennis F.

DoorDash

Los Angeles, CA

I love being my own boss

I love making my own schedule. I love being my own boss. I love that I have my own small business. I drive on my way into work, on my way home from work in the middle of the night, on a Sunday afternoon when my team starts losing, when I want to make some extra cash for a special purchase, and when I just need to "get out of the house for a little bit." But my schedule is ALWAYS on my terms. What other jobs can offer all these things? None. Only the app-based ride-share and delivery gig industry.

David M.

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash

Orange County, CA

Driving for Uber is really great

I drive because it gives me the freedom to be my own boss. I love the flexibility it gives me. My wife works the night shift at a local hospital and my kids have school, music classes, church activities, and other daily things, doing all with one car, so driving for Uber is really great! Since I don't have a set schedule, flexibility is extremely important to help support my family. I started driving to help get extra cash for my music studio.

Daniel T.

Uber

It's an extremely flexible & easy job to do

I have a full-time job with full benefits and if I choose to drive with Uber and Lyft is because it's an extremely flexible & easy job to do. I love the fact that I can accommodate my schedule from my full-time job and I can make extra income under my own schedule. I've been driving with Lyft and Uber for 4 years and this extra income has totally changed my lifestyle for a good cause before I was extremely stressed out because one check is not enough to pay for all the bills, to pay for school and to support a family.

Jose Luis M.

Uber, Lyft

East Los Angeles, CA

Flexibility for Rideshare drivers is important

Flexibility for Rideshare drivers is important. Being disabled, it gives me the opportunity to attend my doctor appointments with ease. Not to mention the ability to be there for my family when I'm needed.

Miguel A.

Uber

Los Angeles, CA

More personal time with my loved ones

I'm retired and having the flexibility of my driving time, when, and where I drive means a lot to me. It's also a supplement to my retirement income as well as having more personal time with my loved ones.

Danny A.

Lyft

San Ramon, CA

I can make my own schedule

I started driving for Uber mainly because of its flexibility. This way I can make my own schedule so that I can be home at times that I'm needed the most. Also the flexibility of working part-time one week and working full time the next week depending on my financial needs.

Mehdi F.

Uber

Sacramento, CA

Flexibility is far more important

I'm retired. Fifteen months ago I was looking for some part-time work, to fill in a few hours each week and to bring in a little extra money. Rideshare seemed like the perfect part-time job. I did not want a regular part-time job where my days/hours and tasks would be scheduled. The scheduling flexibility allowed by rideshare is perfect for me. I work exactly when I want to work and not when I don't want to. The money is nice, but the flexibility is far more important.

Tom D.

Lyft

Alameda County, CA

Love the flexibility we have and the time we can spend with our families

Rideshare changed my life! With my full-time job not making ends meet I resorted to a second form of income with Lyft and Uber! I had to find something that was very flexible to work around my job schedule. I love that this job has flexibility and I can work whenever I'm available. Love the flexibility we have and the time we can spend with our families.

Candice F.

Uber, Lyft

San Jacinto, CA

Being flexible is the key

I am a mom who was struggling to make ends meet. I loved my job but it was not making what I needed. I needed a new career. I wanted to go back to school but knew I would not be able to work and continue my education. Then rideshare popped in my head. My hours would be my own, and I would not have to stick to a work schedule. What if I just wanted to do 6 hours a day, what job agrees to that? With rideshare, I work what hours I wanted and make enough to pay the bills while in school, it being flexible is the key.

Danyelle A.

Uber

Los Angeles, CA

The one job that I can do that has absolute flexibility

I drive for Uber because it's the one job that I can do that has absolute flexibility of a schedule that I require. I have several other commitments to family members that can't drive or on occasion have problems driving, along with helping friends and associates with transportation requirements. On a personal note, I require a flexible schedule because I have asthma and arthritis. The asthma greatly limits the jobs that I can do, and the arthritis prevents other jobs that require constant standing or sitting. I need a job that I can sit or stand when I want to prevent pain. With driving for uber I can work when I want, stop when I want and also take care of my commitments. Any other job that works around a set schedule or doesn't allow me to work or rest as needed would ruin me or potentially increase my health problems.

Vito P.

Uber

Solano County, CA

The flexibility I have is the freedom that I need as a wife and mom

My husband was let go from his job suddenly 2 years ago. As the emergency fund was drying up and we were both unsuccessful in gaining full time work, we turned to Doordash. My heart is full of gratitude that all the jobs I applied for did not hire me. The flexibility I have is the freedom that I need as a wife and mom. With two kids still living at home, they still need parents. Driving has been an amazing experience for me, it's hard work but it's keeping a roof over our heads. It is a blessing to make the money when I need and still be there for my family.

Kristen B.

DoorDash

Hemet, CA

Jody C.

Uber

Lancaster, CA

Allowed me large amounts of flexibility as to when I drive

I decided to begin driving for Lyft over 3 years ago in order to supplement my income...Driving for Lyft has been great as it has allowed me large amounts of flexibility as to when I drive. As a teacher it's hard to drive on the weekdays, so I appreciate the opportunity to sign or sign out as I need and to get lots of driving done on the weekends. Because of Lyft and the flexibility it allows me to earn extra money when I need it, I have been able to continue teaching at the school that I love.

John S.

Lyft

Arcadia, CA

The flexibility is so key

As doing this part-time or as much as I can, the flexibility is so key! We need to protect app-based drivers so we are free to work as we please! It's a great opportunity to make some good side money choosing your schedule or fulltime choosing your schedule. I'm a night owl so I prefer nights! The freedom is amazing! Let's keep it this way!

Joshua S.

Uber, Instacart

Buena Park, CA

Gives me the flexibility I need

With how expensive the cost of living is in California it is nearly impossible for a single person to survive unless we have multiple sources of income. One full-time job no longer cuts it. I'm a struggling actor and decided to start driving for Uber because not only is it a great way to make ends meet but also gives me the flexibility I need to audition and go to acting classes.

Octavio Q.

Uber

Los Angeles, CA

I control when and where I drive

I am an immigrant from another country. I have been here for the past 7 years. It has been 5 years since I started driving Uber and Lyft and I went through law school just doing Uber and Lyft. I am currently studying for the California bar exam and I hope I can get a job at Uber or Lyft when I pass. What I love about being an independent contractor is that it gave me the flexibility to work on my schedule and make the most of it. I control when and where I drive and I have a weekly goal.

Michael G.

Uber, Lyft, Postmates

Los Angeles, CA

The independence and flexibility of app-based work is unique

I am a retired individual who needs to supplement my retirement, in order for me to do that I need the flexibility to fit work with all my other demands. Driving for an app-based organization makes that possible, this is the only work with that degree of flexibility! Without this opportunity, I would not be able to supplement my income! That would create a hardship for me! The independence and flexibility of app-based work is unique and must be preserved as an option!

Phillip B.

Uber

Bakersfield, CA

If I don't want to work on a holiday, I have that choice

I drive for Lyft because it gives me the flexibility, as a single parent, that I need to take care of my kids as well as work and make money. Flexibility is important to me because, I'm able to work when I want and need to, and be a parent when I want and need to. If I don't want to work on a holiday, I have that choice. If I decide I want to drive while my daughter is in school, I have that choice. And if I want to make extra money, I have that choice to work as long as I want to.

Pamela G.

Lyft

Oakland, CA

Being a rideshare driver changed my life

Being a rideshare driver changed my life and helped me to be able to pursue my dream as a musician and as an actress. Before that I was struggling every day and barely had money to eat. Now being an independent contractor with the flexibility I have and I can manage working gigs as an actress and a singer and have the flexibility to work in between and after business hours Also I can work more one day and less the next day. I'm happy and because of that I give great service and my rides are happy as well. I can make a steady income and pay all my bills. Please help me stay independent and keep the flexibility I have now.

Metzada C.

Uber, Lyft

Los Angeles, CA

I like the flexibility of being able to turn the app on and off

I drive with Uber and Lyft because I have kids in college and it's very expensive. I have a full-time job and already have benefits but I like the flexibility of being able to turn the app on and off because I am 56 years old and I can't always keep a regular schedule for a part-time job. I started driving Lyft and Uber to see if it would be easier on my body because previously for my second job I was a DJ but that was too many hours, long and late nights, and really hard on my body. Ever since I've been driving Lyft for the last year and a half and Uber recently, I'm not as tired and able to payoff my bills more quickly.

Mark R.

Uber, Lyft

Orange, CA

I can drive on my own terms without limitations of schedules and locations

As a doctorate student, I chose rideshare driving as a part-time activity to occupy my hours between classwork and relaxation. With time, it has proved to be a perfect part-time job for me, knowing that I can drive on my own terms without limitations of schedules and locations. This has enabled me to work, something that can not be achieved through regular scheduling.

Malachi M.

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash

Hayward, CA

The flexibility is so important

Without Lyft, I would have not been able to pay bills, medical expenses, car repairs and sometimes even to put food in my stomach. The flexibility on when I drive is so important because I have to work Lyft as a supplement to my full time position I hold during the week. Should I be unable to drive around my current position, I will not be able to drive at all. If I lose this income I do not know what I am going to do.

Heather R.

Lyft

Sacramento, CA

My future is in my hands, I determine when I can work

Living in California is very expensive, therefore I need a second income so I can save money for my retirement. Uber and Lyft give me the flexibility to be able to work as much as I want on my terms. No other part-time job would give me this type of flexibility..my future is in my hands I determine when I can work based on my schedule.

Laura B.

Uber, Lyft

La Jolla, CA

The independence and the freedom from driving has been a blessing

I started driving in 2015 and it was a lifesaver for me. The flexibility of driving Uber has allowed me to get my daughter to auditions. It has also allowed me to be very present in my daughters' life, involved in her schooling for performances she's in. I can drive in the mornings and then go pick her up from school, take her home, feed her and spend time with her and then go back out to work. It has given me freedom and flexibility, which allows for me to be the best Mom I can be to my daughter. My grandmother got sick and I was also able to be there for her. Allowing me to check on her, bring her food, stop by her place to write a check for her, meet up with the handyman, etc. The independence and the freedom from driving has been a blessing to my life!

Kimberly K.

Uber

Santa Monica, CA

Driving has been a godsend opportunity

I am a single mom and I had been struggling to make ends meet on a teacher's salary alone, until I began driving with a ride-sharing company. I drive almost every day after school when I have the energy, and I'm always looking forward to doing it. Driving has been a godsend opportunity because I am no longer stressing over choosing between paying bills, buying new clothes for the children or buying groceries. Now, I am even able to do much more like assisting the less financially fortunate. This is a source of revenue I do not wish to lose! Teaching being a taxing activity, I drive only when I can. That's why I make my own schedule.

Juliette A.

Lyft

Emeryville, CA,

I instantly fell in love with being my own boss and working on my terms

I'm new to California, I've just recently moved here last year. Finding work was difficult until I started driving I instantly fell in love with being my own boss and working on my terms. Flexibility is the key reason that I drive, I can drive early and be home with my family for the rest of the day, or I can drive on the weekend for a few extra dollars to splurge. I am a full-time driver and I love it, without the flexibility it would change everything I enjoy about driving.

Julian A.

Uber, Lyft

The flexibility of the Uber platform allowed me to not worry

I started driving for Uber 4.5 years ago. After losing my job in the declining print trade I started driving and found the flexible hours not only allowed me to make a living but spend more time with my rapidly growing children. Recently I was diagnosed with cancer. I needed surgery, chemo and numerous other appointments. Again the flexibility of the Uber platform allowed me to not worry about making appointments, I just worked around them. I am happy to say as of now I am cancer free but I will need more follow up which I hope the flexible hours will continue to help me get to my appointments without stress.

Jon A.

Uber

Los Angeles, CA

I love the flexibility of being an independent contractor

I love the flexibility of being an independent contractor. I would have to be on disability if I didn't have the ability to do gig work and work when and as much as I want. This has made such a huge difference in mine and my children's lives since starting this over a year ago. I have more money, time and energy for my children now. Please don't let them take away our right to work for ourselves. If we're made employees then I'll be forced to go on disability and I don't want to yet.

Jessica P.

DoorDash

Marysville, CA

I like being able to be an independent contractor and drive for multiple companies

I have a wife and two kids and love driving for rideshare because it gives me the flexibility and freedom to drive whenever, where ever and as much I want. What's important to me in life is being there for my family whenever they need me and being around for me kids to help raise them before they grow up and leave us. Rideshare driving allows me to do that...that is a major benefit that I don't want to lose. Also, I like being able to be an independent contractor and drive for multiple companies, this gives me a sense of control and freedom and allow me to make as much money as I like and want.

James P.

Uber, Lyft

San Diego, CA

I work for ride shares companies primarily because of the flexibility for my schedule

I work for ride shares companies primarily because of the flexibility for my schedule. It's a great service that truly helps anyone who just needs a little extra for the month or who needs a ride somewhere when other transportation means are either way too expensive or just not available. And it does make the community safer by fighting the number of DUIs.

Ihor L.

Uber, Lyft

Carlsbad, CA

I don't know what I would do if I couldn't earn on my terms

I have a full-time job, it is hard in the Bay area so I drive with Uber on the side. I also am a part-time student, I like the flexibility uber gives me so I can earn when I want. Uber has helped me so much with bills, I don't know what I would do if I couldn't earn on my terms.

Gabriel S.

Uber

Pinole, CA

It's a great way to make side money that I need to support my family

I drive because it's a great way to make side money that I need to support my family. Flexibility is important to me because Uber is not my job, it's not my second job, its simply just a way for me to make extra income to be able to get by a little better on my spare time. Ride-share with scheduled shifts would simply not work for me. And I believe it will not work for many others.

Francisco S.

Uber

Baldwin Park, CA

I can easily manage my time, earn some money for my study and life

I'm a student. Do you know what is important for students? Time. That's way I'm doing Uber and Food delivery, (Doordash, Grubhub etc) With the flexibility of these apps, I can easily manage my time, earn some money for my study and life.

Fakhriddin F.

Doordash

San Francisco, CA

The flexibility is HUGE

I was retired and now I find that driving for rideshare helps me in many ways. Socially and cash to fill in the gaps that I have now on a fixed income. The flexibility is HUGE. I need to be able to drive when and where I want. Now with the threat of becoming an employee...I may not be able to continue.

Denise R.

Uber, Lyft

San Diego, CA

I love it

I've been driving for a little over a year. I do it to supplement my income. And I love it. Being able to drive where and when I want works so well with my other part-time job. Because rideshare driving is so flexible, I never have to burden my employer about what shifts I can or cannot work. I can work any and all shifts at my other job and still find the perfect time to drive rideshare.

Delfin L.

Uber, Lyft

Palm Springs, CA

Lyft has given me my freedom to work again

I've been disabled for a long time and could not find a job that I was able to do for a long time I walk with a cane. I don't walk very good but I can drive. What got me thinking was my son was driving for Lyft & Uber why can't I? It's been almost 2 years now and I'm loving it. Lyft has given me my freedom to work again.

Deborah L.

Uber

North Highlands CA,

I can't imagine if I was working as a regular employee

One day while driving Uber, I received a call, then voicemail (because I wasn't able to answer) then a text - my little girl fell ill in the middle of the day, and I needed to pick her up. Thanks to Uber and the flexibility, I was able to turn off my app at the end of the ride and headed to school. I can't imagine if I was working as a regular employee, what kind of interruption that would have been...again, thanks to Uber and the flexibility. David C, proud father of two.

David C.

Uber

San Francisco, CA

I love the flexibility it gives me

I drive because it gives me the freedom to be my own boss. I love the flexibility it gives me. My wife works night shift at a local hospital and my kids have school, music classes, church activities and other daily things, doing all with one car, so driving for Uber is really great! Since I don't have a set schedule, flexibility is extremely important to help support my family.

Daniel T.

Uber

Moreno Valley, CA

It's very flexible and I am able to work whenever

I drive because I am currently a college student and I love having the choice of making my own schedule. It's very flexible and I am able to work whenever I want to. I don't have to worry about the stress of having a boss or getting to work on time. I started driving because I was tired of my old job and having to drive very far just to work 4 hour shifts while getting paid minimum wage.

Tatiana V.

DoorDash

Thousand Oaks, CA

Flexibility, Flexibility, Flexibility

Flexibility, Flexibility, Flexibility...that's the main reason I drive...take that away and I'm away.

Charles C.

Uber

Redlands, CA

This job is a lifesaver for me

I am a single mother and I work around my daughter's school schedule. This job is a lifesaver for me. Thanks to flexibility. This is what works for me.

Roxanne M.

Lyft

Contra Costa County, CA

The ability to go "off app"

I retired about two years ago. I like working and the extra money is nice. Some weeks I work as little as 10 hours. Other weeks I work as much as 30-40 hours. My wife is partially disabled. The ability to go "off app" and respond to her medical needs is something I will not have if the Senate bill becomes law. This will prevent me from working at all.

Charles C.

DoorDash, Postmates

Cypress, CA

Flexibility is the number one priority for me

I'm a lyft and Uber driver. This is the only one job I have. Flexibility is the number one priority for me. I have to take care my handicap husband. So I need to come back home couple of times to take care him. Flexibility gives me 24/7 open to work. I can decide when and where to work.

Anarkali H.

Uber

Los Angeles, CA

Flexibility of when and where I can drive is crucial for me

I got into a motorcycle accident and wasn't able to work. I had to take a leave of absence without pay for a year. Although I received disability income it wasn't enough to support my household needs. Uber/Lyft greatly helped me to supplement my income and provide for my family. I was participating in Physical Therapy during the day and was able to drive at night. On the weekends I was able to drive both in the day and night hours. Flexibility of when and where I can drive is crucial for me. My wife and I take care of our 5 grandkids (who live with us now) and having a flexible driving schedule allows me to pick them up from school and help with their homework.

Aeric K.

Uber

Sacramento, CA

I like to be in control

I am a single mom with two sons. Flexibility is very important to me. I like to be in control of when and how many hours I can drive. This allows me to be present with my son's school pick up and drop off and not missing their team sports.

Rajmani B.

Lyft

Marin County, CA

The flexibility is so important to me

The flexibility is so important to me, it allows me to work around my first job which is in-home care, it also allows me to have time to be with my family, my husband and grandchildren and allows me to be able to make my doctor appointments.

Deborha M.

Uber, Lyft

Solano County, CA

I'm an independent contractor

Whenever my stepson needs a ride to school or needs to be picked up from school, I turn off the Lift driver app. Because I'm an independent contractor l won't be asked why I stopped working. I can go to the mechanic shop to repair the car, go to the car wash to clean the car, go to the service station to fill gas in the car. Also, I can eat when I'm hungry and rest when I'm tired. When I feel ready to work, I just turn on the app. There is no pressure because you're not being paid by the hour. You're not an employee.

Roy A.

Lyft

Los Angeles, CA

I love having the freedom to drive on my schedule

My name is Chris, retired Army. I love having the freedom to drive on my schedule. I have wonderful family who needs me to be available for them. We have a handicapped adult son and we are raising our 12 year old granddaughter. I wouldn't be able to drive for LYFT if required to be on a permanent schedule. Thank you LYFT for giving me the opportunity to help my clients and still put my family first.

Christopher G.

Lyft

Sacramento County, CA

I can work whenever

I love my flexibility, I can work whenever. I can see my kids, make dinner, get back on the go. I can plan on what time I can always go see my family.

Wayne L.

Lyft

Sacramento County, CA

Love the flexibility

Love the flexibility. Feel like I can do more with my family. I can make extra money any time I want for unexpected situations. Doordash allows me to dash almost any time and place I want. I did not have that choice with a regular employer. If they cut hours there was no option to replace it.

Michelle I.

DoorDash

Los Angeles County, CA

I don't have to ask a boss if I can have time off, I just turn off my app

If I get tired, I head home. If I don't want to drive because of a doctor appt., I don't have to ask a boss if I can have time off, I just turn off my app. I don't want to have my right to work for extra money taken away. I love people and I love the freedom to be able to work when I want. This is such a great business for smart, happy senior citizens with good driving records to be able to supplement their retirement funds.

Adriana M.

Uber

Apple Valley, CA