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Uber and Lyft drivers living in their cars - MrNoodly - 05-21-2019

Interesting article in the LA Times.

Due to extenuating circumstances, some of these drivers have resorted to sleeping in their cars. At least one of them got a second job and is now able to afford a room in a boardinghouse in Hollywood, but before that he was sleeping in his car.

So, this vehicle that he’s paying $240 a week for and is being paid less [than a driver who wasn’t renting from the company] to drive is not just his income, it’s also his home. The difficult thing is that they’re just not making enough to save.


https://www.latimes.com/newsletters/la-me-ln-essential-california-20190521-story.html


RE: Uber and Lyft drivers living in their cars - Weldman - 05-24-2019

These ride share programs weren't meant for main source of income, they were for if you are going from point A to point B you can pick up John Doe who needs to get within vicinity of point B and makes/saves you fuel money doing so. Want to make it your main source of income then they need to make their own taxi service.


RE: Uber and Lyft drivers living in their cars - travelaround - 05-24-2019

My son has been driving for Lyft and/or Uber for about five years now, in the SF area. Fortunately he isn't homeless.


RE: Uber and Lyft drivers living in their cars - ZoNiE - 05-24-2019

The SF Bay area has good incentives for drivers to work long days. They pay bonuses based on it.


RE: Uber and Lyft drivers living in their cars - Dingfelder - 05-28-2019

It's a rough business with plenty of lawsuits and scandals involved.


RE: Uber and Lyft drivers living in their cars - RoamerRV428 - 05-29-2019

nice thing is obviously they are in very populated areas where they have resources to use if living in their car. Taxi is where all the people are! bathroom in a restaurant/store, food available, public venues to visit like library, etc. to use at their discretion. They aren't sleeping in their car in the middle of the desert with no supplies at all....so....I don't know....it is what it is I guess Smile if they don't like it and can't get enough income etc. then get a new job is all I can come up with Smile