You realize most taxi drivers are independent contractors too, right? Most are not employees. And to blow your mind even more, you're just as much of a taxi as any other taxi on the road. You do the same exact job. Your car just doesn't have stickers on them, but you're a taxi.
And all someone has to do is complain to uber and you're deactivated. So no more $4 rides with no tip for you.
Don't worry you are not blowing my mind since I did work as a Taxi driver and I know exactly how it is. Do you know the huge diference between taxi and Uber,besides the city permits, stickers and all that? That you are using you PERSONAL vehicle, so if a dog rag my cab with odor, vomit, poop, hair etc I still get to put my daughter in my own personal vehicle and take her to school in a clean car while my taxi is getting clean up. I can't do that with Uber since I use the same vehicle, like Uber says " be your own boss, drive when it is convenient for you" So if I deside that one ride isn't convenient for me, well I am just following Uber's adverticement, the one that lead me to offer my company's services to Uber in the first place
I am just trying to make a point here since like I said in my last post I even have bought pampers for dogs and I keep then in my car, to be honest dogs don't bother me unless they are to big for my car, what it bothers me is that they want to make you do stuff like if you were an employee for them when they use every posible way to demonstrate that you are not, that is all.