As Uber continues to employ more drivers due to their tremendous growth, more are becoming concerned with the overall satisfaction of Uber drivers. At first, potential workers love the fact that there’s time flexibility since there are no prescribed hours that an Uber driver must work. However, there are some drawbacks that are making Uber drivers unhappy, especially those who rely on this as a full-time gig.
First, Uber treats their drivers as contracted workers which means that they don't get any benefits that one would find at other businesses. It is important to note that Uber takes 20-25% of the driver’s fare. Drivers also have to consider their weekly expenditures on gas, possible maintenance and/or repair on their car. Therefore, while it may be a quick way to start earning money, many drivers are starting to notice that it is definitely not reasonable as a full-time job. Moreover, Uber drivers are currently upset with the recent cut in fares in over 100 American cities.
That being said, it was reported that the average Uber driver made $40,000 US in one year. Those who are looking to make extra money on the side will see this an excellent option to increase income. All things considered, Uber drivers are not totally satisfied with the company, but not to the point where they want to finally call it quits.