I'm 42. You were never here in the first place, why the hell does that mean? trying to say bye to me is dumb. Your just some out is state ant that can't figure out that their area is in the boonies so they want Uber to pay for the time they have to wait because there isn't enough rides. If they required Uber to make you an employee they probably will shut the area down permanently as it won't be profitable so keep wanting that employee status, Uber will be saying that Bye Bye to you and your area.
You want to know why I will never work as an employee again, back in 2001 I got an award for being the top technician, I earned the company $45k for the quarter which blew the other repair shops out of the water, think the rest made $10-20k. You know what I got paid, $500 a week or about $6500 for that period. I quit shortly after doing the math, you tell me who got taken advantage of for being an employee. Why didn't I get more of that money? I even bought all my tools, all they provided was the leads. Sound familiar? Now with Uber I take home 75% of anything I make for them, if I had been setup like Uber I would of made $33750. That's $27250 that the company pocket extra just because I was an employee. Think about that