Rideshare Driving – Working When, Where and How You Want!

With this review, I’ll be exploring the freedom and flexibility enjoyed by Rideshare drivers, as they have the ability to work according to their preferred schedule, location, and work style. Have you ever found yourself wanting or not wanting to do something pertaining to your job or career? Each and every one of us right? As a matter of fact everyday we’re faced with situations involving work, where we have to do something we don’t want to do. Including staying for the whole day lol! But what if you could put yourself in a position where you could (for the most part!) do what you want to do, when you want to do it, where you want to do it and how you want to do it. Wouldn’t having that type of flexibility in your work life help with making your life and handling unexpected events a little easier? My point exactly!

With this review, I plan on delving into the greatest benefit that the Rideshare industry has to offer all of us rideshare drivers. And no it’s not the money, health benefits, a 401k, life insurance or any other benefits that normal jobs or careers offer lol! Maybe a 1% savings on a tire, an oil change or something similar. But that’s about it no exaggeration! The benefit I’m talking about is freedom of choice, sorta speak. When your driving for rideshare companies like UberLyftVia, or Sidecar (or owning your own business!), you have the option to work when, where and how you want.

Here at #1RideShareDoc, I’m all about sharing my story, personal trials and tribulations, as well as my good or happy experiences concerning Rideshare driving. I have a lot of experiences that I would love to share, that I feel like could benefit each and every person looking to become a Rideshare driver or passenger. By creating this website, I’m choosing not to waste any of my valuable experiences. I want everyone to be aware of what these Rideshare companies aren’t talking about or caring to talk about, for that matter! Let me help prepare you for what’s going to be ahead of you and for what’s going to be behind you.

So you could look at my site as a small tutorial of do’s, don’ts, how to’s, tips, tricks, motivation and more, that Rideshare companies should have already put in place. So let me assist you using my 6 plus years and over 34,000 completed rides of experience!

This review will be broken down into the following sections, for a better understanding:

Why does it suck not having a choice, once you’re at work?
The benefits of working when, where, and how you want!
The benefits of having choices as a Rideshare driver!
My Professional Conclusion!

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Why Does It Suck Not Having A Choice Once You’re At Work?

It sucks not having choices once you’ve made it to work and clocked for a reason. It sucks because no matter what unexpected event took place outside of work, you still have to finish off your time on the clock. Unless you want to lose your job or face some other sort of disciplinary action! So it’s rare to find a job or career that allows you to leave work when you want, due to some unexpected sickness or event you feel is necessary you tend to. Even making your boss aware of someone passing in your family might not be a good enough reason to be excused from work!

So you’ll have no choice but to stay on the clock until you finish your shift or until someone comes in to relieve you for the day. But not with working as a Rideshare driver or working for yourself! When you work for yourself or drive for a Rideshare company, you literally move and do as you please for the most part. I say for the most part for a reason. I say that because every job at some point presents to the worker or employee, a time when you just have to shut up and do your job. I’m pretty sure that any and all professions and businesses would agree!

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The Benefits Of Working When, Where, And How You Want!

Things happen in life sometimes that are completely unexpected and out of our control. Especially when it comes to family and friends. You could be doing everything right and something still goes wrong or comes out of the way unexpectedly. But hate it or love it, life goes on right? That being said, I have a model that I follow and have been following for years.

It’s not about the obstacle presented in front of you, at that present moment. It’s really about the preparation that was made before that present moment presented itself. That’s my model! If you understand that philosophy, you’ll also understand how important it is to prepare yourself before choosing your work of choice. Think about the flexibility that the job might offer you (amongst other important things that might matter to you), before filling out that employment application.

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The Benefits Of Having Choices As A Ride Share Driver:

My 1st. Example:

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get to some examples of things you could do when you have a flexible work life. If you prep your life now to have choices or flexibility (especially in your work life!), you’ll be able to make unexpected choices later. I think I’ve already made it clear that things sometimes just happen! Take having to pick up your children early from school for an example of doing “what” you want to do, “when” you really need to do it. Let’s say that there was an unexpected fire at your child’s school and the principal or teacher gives you a call.

They then request for you to pick up your children early, but you’re at work driving for Uber, Lyft or another one of the Rideshare companies. If this was the case, you wouldn’t have to worry about what your boss is going to say when you make them aware of you having to leave work early. All you would have to do is simply finish your last ride (if you’re currently on one) and go pick up your children. Simple right? But it would be the complete opposite, if you have a regular job.

My 2nd. Example:

Now as far as “where” is concerned for my next example, say if you had something important to take care of that requires you to stay close by your home. It could be something as simple as making sure you receive an important, expensive package because neighbors have been stealing your deliveries. I’m actually using myself for this example, which is sad. I love sharing personal experiences, that way it relates better to with you guys.

So yeah, you’re forced to stay close to your home so what’s being delivered won’t be stolen! Guess what? If this was the case, you could do just that. Even if you were to receive a long distance ride, you could still stick to your plans by simply canceling that ride. Now before I move on to the disadvantages of not having choices, I want to give you a few more important examples of doing what you want to do and having that flexibility. Things you simply can’t do with a normal nine to five job or career!

My 3rd. Example:

So another example of being able to do what you want to do, when you want to do it is answering your cell phone. I know I’m famous for this one! Nowadays, we all have a cell phone right? Whether it be an Android or iPhone, we all have one or more. And anytime you want to let someone know something, you either text them or more commonly call them right? As a matter of fact, the most common way we receive messages from family, friends and associates is thru talking with them over the phone.

I would say around 90% of jobs don’t allow you to have or be on your phone while on the clock. Important or not! I mean how could you focus on your job if you were always on your phone? But since this is the case, this would also mean that you wouldn’t be able to communicate with the outside world, if something bad was to unexpectedly take place. Especially if whatever happened involved your children!

My 4th. Example:

Have you ever gone to work hungry or shortly after arriving to work found yourself to be a little hungry? I know I have lol. But of course this wouldn’t be a problem for me since I already work for myself as a business owner and Rideshare driver. That being said, you can take a break and have a bite to eat whenever you want when you work for yourself! But not with your average everyday job or career. The boss really expects you to wait until break time or until they tell you it’s time to eat or go on break, to put something on your stomach. But by the time that happens, you’re already ready to pass out! Am I making my point yet?

My last Example:

So for my last example of something you could do when you have a flexible work life (or if you’re a Rideshare driver!), is take short naps. Lord knows I’m always napping lol! Especially if I’m feeling a little sleepy, cranky or just simply under the weather! When it comes to Rideshare driving, this can actually be very important especially when driving for long periods of time.

But just imagine trying to take a nap at a regular everyday job, in an office building or something. I can almost promise you that when you wake up, you won’t have a job. Especially if you work for a 911 Emergency call center, a daycare full of kids or as an Air Traffic Controller operator lol! Taking a nap in any of these professions could be dangerous and/or cost you your career! So I think I made my point on the benefits of choosing a flexible work life. Now I’ll share a little bit on the disadvantages of not having choices or a flexible work life.

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The Disadvantages Of Not Having Choices:

I feel as though this part is really needless to say, but I’ll speak a little bit on it anyway for clarity purposes! Continuing on, it’s the exact opposite when you don’t prep your work life to have the kind of flexibility people who work for themselves or as Rideshare drivers have.

My 1st. Example:

Take feeling sick for an example. You’re at work enjoying your day and all of a sudden you feel a fever coming over you, along with a small cough. You then go to your boss and make them aware of what you’re feeling, hoping that they’ll give you a break and let you go home early. You even went as far as telling them that it could be the coronavirus or something worse! They seem to be listening and understanding every word you’re saying!

But in the midst of them seeming like they’re understanding what you’re saying, they then proceed to tell you that they need you to stay and keep working until your relief comes in. Now that sucks doesn’t it? That being said, no matter “what” is going on in your personal life, staying on the clock is all your boss can and will care about. But not when you work for yourself or drive for a rideshare company! If you feel yourself getting a little sick or dizzy or anything for that matter, you could simply clock out and go home. The case always closes when there’s no argument right? Not just with court!

And I don’t think I can stress this fact enough that having a flexible work life is vital for being able to handle what you have to handle (no matter what it is!), when you have to handle it. Flexibility is what it all boils down to at the end of the day. It’s the greatest feeling in the world not having to worry about who’s going to have a problem with a decision you made, that was for the better of yourself! Take into account for my last example, having to pick up some last-minute items from the market or your medicine from the pharmacy, before they close. The pharmacy closes at 9:00 p.m while the market that the pharmacy is located in, closes at 10:00 p.m.

You were able to make it on time at first, but then you receive a phone call on the work phone from one of your fellow coworkers. They’re calling to let you know that they’re not going to be able to come in, for whatever reason! Because of this, you now have to stay late causing you to miss what you needed to pick up from the pharmacy and market. You know where I’m going with this last example right? If you had only chosen a profession that offered a little more flexibility, you would have been able to get what you needed from the market and still have a job when you come back. You would have been in a perfect position to handle these unexpected events. But I think you got the picture, if you’ve read this far!

Things happen unexpectedly on a daily basis. I don’t think I can stress this fact enough either! And even though some of these examples could have been figured out on your own, I feel as though it’s nothing wrong with being a little thorough. I want everyone to be on the same track. I wanted to give you guys ideas and/or reminders of the options you would or wouldn’t have, simply by working for yourself. That’s one of the purposes for me building this amazing platform. Let me help guide you as a future Rideshare driver or passenger, to greatness! Applied knowledge is power right?

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My Professional Conclusion For Working When You Want!

If you were to ask your Rideshare Doc, I would say that it all boils down to working when you want and not when someone else tells you to. Having flexibility is key! Making this decision first before choosing your type of work or profession, is also key. Or at least that’s what it boils down to for me! If you work Rideshare driving a certain way, you could literally drive what you want and where you want, within reason. You could also drive how you want as well, as long as you’re being safe and you know what the hell your doing lol.

Now that I’m nearing the end of this review, I can’t wait to hear what you think! Let me know your thoughts concerning this review on “working when, where, and how you want”. If you have anything you would like to get off your chest, let me help lighten your load. There’s a beautiful space down at the bottom of this page, where you can leave your load of thoughts, comments or concerns. Thank you guys for reading another one of my short reviews lol, and I’ll see you on my next review. Take care of yourselves and as always, drive safe out there!

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