Not long ago I had my first experience with Uber in Ottawa. I’d used them in my travels to other cities in various countries, but never here. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if Uber had arrived in Ottawa yet. I was happy to learn that not only are they here, they’re growing fast! Could they use a few more cars on the road? Absolutely! But there’s no question Uber is here to stay. Whether you’re a student, looking to supplement your existing income, or looking for a full-time career, this is your chance! Make your own hours and put your car to work for you! Join Uber’s network of professional drivers today!
Being a relatively new service in Ottawa, I couldn’t help myself but chat up all my drivers and ask them what it’s like working for Uber. I’ve yet to hear a negative response. Words like “flexible”, “freedom”, “extra cash” are popular in all the replies I get.
I’ve met students, new residents, former taxi drivers, all excited to have the opportunity to be their own boss, make their own hours, and be a part of this growing sensation! I was especially interested in speaking to the former taxi drivers. They, after all, had the best insight into the new and old worlds (so to speak).
How much can you earn? That’s up to you! With total flexibility, you can work as much, or as little as you’d like. You decide how big your paycheck should be. That’s not all. Uber has also introduced a tip option to their app, so riders can show their appreciation for your excellent service without worrying about having cash on hand. So go ahead, be friendly, go above and beyond for your customers and give them a great experience! You’ll see the results directly on your paycheck! And don’t worry – I asked a few drivers, just to be safe, and you get 100% of the amount tipped.
New to the area? Not to worry! Uber’s smart phone application uses state of the art GPS technology to help guide you to the pick up and drop off point of each fare.
I truly hope this message reaches enough potential drivers. Growing the Uber network in our great city will help fellow Ottawa residents and visitors alike get around town (without having to stand in the rain waiting for cabs!), while helping many willing drivers provide for their families and their futures.
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