Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How have I made a difference ridesharing?

UberX driver story: 

Ridesharing services are more than just making money. When you think about the income aspect, there is not as much profit being made. Tally in gas, insurance, wear and tear on car, snacks and water, oil changes, maintenance cost, and other expenses, ridesharing is not as appealing as drivers claim this innovation to be. However, ridesharing services enable drivers to make a difference.

On many occasions, I made a difference driving a rider. I positioned myself in the right place at the right time to drive one rider to their interview in South San Francisco. Imagine if I wasn't online, this rider would have missed a great opportunity to interview for this tech job. The rider took Bart from Oakland, but ran into problems trying to get a shuttle at the South San Francisco Bart station.

In Pac Heights, I took a female rider who was rushing to a job interview to her job just in time. She had 8 minutes to reach Union Square and made it. She was interviewing for an idea job she wanted and desired. I'm glad I drove near the Marina to be accessible to this rider because she reached her interview in time and this gave her a better chance at landing this job.

A rider missed the bus on a rainy day. He requested an UberX ride. Shortly after dropping off an ultrasound technician, I arrived in time and took this rider to his news job while having a cool discussion about writing, editing and sports.

A female rider was down on her luck. I drove her home. I stayed with her and talked about her job and personal life. We had a good conversation. Most importantly, I gave this female rider valuable advice to improve her situation. She was having some difficulty managing a disrespectful crew at work. I shared a few pointers to convince this manager to put control in her crew and enforce immediate change, revealing that it's acceptable to be both direct and nice without abusing authority.

I've driven people home from many places. I've driven into the Lafayette hills to retrieve riders. I drove to Richmond at night to take a rider to his home near Sausalito. I've given job advice, decoded dreams, listened to upset riders, and made people feel safe. Many riders have reached home safely.

I know I make a difference providing ridesharing services in the Bay Area. I drove in San Francisco, San Carlos, Daly City, South San Francisco, San Mateo, Sunnyvale, Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Jose, Menlo Park, Napa, Yountville, Sonoma, Walnut Creek, Dublin, San Ramon, Orinda, Moraga, Vallejo, Richmond, Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda, San Pablo, Hayward, Danville, Mountain View, and many other cities. I feel confident that my ridesharing service is professional and courteous.

I change a life one ride at a time. During a long or a short ride, most riders leave my car with a smile. Quite a few of my riders thanked me for making their transit experience memorable. My riders enjoy talking about my screenwriting dreams and movie scripts. There is a sense of satisfaction driving people to destinations while customizing their ridesharing service. If I can make someone happy for one moment, I will do all I can to achieve this goal.

Happy ridesharing!