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So I took my brother Mark and our 91 year old Mom out to lunch 3 weeks ago, to Vinny's Pizza in Bridgeport Ct. (Best thin crust pizza in Bridgeport and a delightful clam casino, white pizza - especially if you specify additional garlic and bacon!)

Mark was sweating like he was in a sauna. His shirt was soaked thru with sweat. He said: I didn't know if I should tell you that I was sick and stay home, or if I should go and let you see that, really, I am sick.

I said: trust me Mark, I do believe that you are ill!

A week later, I began coming down with the flu, but at first I thought I was only very tired and so I still tried to work....

I picked up this one young woman and tried to chat happily away like I always do about anything and everything... but my conversation kept running out of steam. I dropped her off at her stop and I went home. The next day I tried to sign on to the Uber Driver's App and found out that I was suspended - for suspected DWI.

Because I had done so few jobs in the last few days I knew who the cretin was that falsely accused me, and I was tempted to drive to her house and confront her - but then I snapped fully awake and realized that this was not me, and that to even think this way for a minute was a sign that something was off... Later that day I began to soak my clothes... high fever and the chills at the same time... SHIT! I caught the flu from Mark!

Uber Corp and I entered into a series of e-mails in which they told me that they were simply doing their job and "due diligence" and that their "investigation: would take 24 hours and that I would be suspended during that time.

Well, I questioned how they were going to investigate a "he said, she said" incident. I said that I wished the rider had called the cops immediately so that they could have breath-analyzed me. Two days later I drove to Stamford - even though I was still ill - and I went to the Uber office to plead my case.

Two days later I awoke to find myself reinstated. It had been a miserable week, filled with fear about the immediate future. Now that I can drive again, I see more than ever the need to save every penny that I can, because I have never worked a job, in all of my 64+ years, in which I was so vulnerable to 1 person's opinion!
But - at least for now -
 

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Yep, that's a scary part of this job, one jerk can ruin the entire job for you. I picked up a guy at a Marijuana Grow and took him home a few weeks ago, and of course he stunk up the car. I spent the next few days explaining to almost every passenger that, "No, man, I don't even smoke weed anymore....." Marijuana is legal here, and fortunately, no one complained, but visions of deactivation were dancing in my head.
Good luck, and glad you are feeling better!
 

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So I took my brother Mark and our 91 year old Mom out to lunch 3 weeks ago, to Vinny's Pizza in Bridgeport Ct. (Best thin crust pizza in Bridgeport and a delightful clam casino, white pizza - especially if you specify additional garlic and bacon!)

Mark was sweating like he was in a sauna. His shirt was soaked thru with sweat. He said: I didn't know if I should tell you that I was sick and stay home, or if I should go and let you see that, really, I am sick.

I said: trust me Mark, I do believe that you are ill!

A week later, I began coming down with the flu, but at first I thought I was only very tired and so I still tried to work....

I picked up this one young woman and tried to chat happily away like I always do about anything and everything... but my conversation kept running out of steam. I dropped her off at her stop and I went home. The next day I tried to sign on to the Uber Driver's App and found out that I was suspended - for suspected DWI.

Because I had done so few jobs in the last few days I knew who the cretin was that falsely accused me, and I was tempted to drive to her house and confront her - but then I snapped fully awake and realized that this was not me, and that to even think this way for a minute was a sign that something was off... Later that day I began to soak my clothes... high fever and the chills at the same time... SHIT! I caught the flu from Mark!

Uber Corp and I entered into a series of e-mails in which they told me that they were simply doing their job and "due diligence" and that their "investigation: would take 24 hours and that I would be suspended during that time.

Well, I questioned how they were going to investigate a "he said, she said" incident. I said that I wished the rider had called the cops immediately so that they could have breath-analyzed me. Two days later I drove to Stamford - even though I was still ill - and I went to the Uber office to plead my case.

Two days later I awoke to find myself reinstated. It had been a miserable week, filled with fear about the immediate future. Now that I can drive again, I see more than ever the need to save every penny that I can, because I have never worked a job, in all of my 64+ years, in which I was so vulnerable to 1 person's opinion!
But - at least for now -
That's the nature of the game. People see this as being like a job, but it's not. Any driver can be terminated at any time, for any reason (or no reason).
 

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So I took my brother Mark and our 91 year old Mom out to lunch 3 weeks ago, to Vinny's Pizza in Bridgeport Ct. (Best thin crust pizza in Bridgeport and a delightful clam casino, white pizza - especially if you specify additional garlic and bacon!)

Mark was sweating like he was in a sauna. His shirt was soaked thru with sweat. He said: I didn't know if I should tell you that I was sick and stay home, or if I should go and let you see that, really, I am sick.

I said: trust me Mark, I do believe that you are ill!

A week later, I began coming down with the flu, but at first I thought I was only very tired and so I still tried to work....

I picked up this one young woman and tried to chat happily away like I always do about anything and everything... but my conversation kept running out of steam. I dropped her off at her stop and I went home. The next day I tried to sign on to the Uber Driver's App and found out that I was suspended - for suspected DWI.

Because I had done so few jobs in the last few days I knew who the cretin was that falsely accused me, and I was tempted to drive to her house and confront her - but then I snapped fully awake and realized that this was not me, and that to even think this way for a minute was a sign that something was off... Later that day I began to soak my clothes... high fever and the chills at the same time... SHIT! I caught the flu from Mark!

Uber Corp and I entered into a series of e-mails in which they told me that they were simply doing their job and "due diligence" and that their "investigation: would take 24 hours and that I would be suspended during that time.

Well, I questioned how they were going to investigate a "he said, she said" incident. I said that I wished the rider had called the cops immediately so that they could have breath-analyzed me. Two days later I drove to Stamford - even though I was still ill - and I went to the Uber office to plead my case.

Two days later I awoke to find myself reinstated. It had been a miserable week, filled with fear about the immediate future. Now that I can drive again, I see more than ever the need to save every penny that I can, because I have never worked a job, in all of my 64+ years, in which I was so vulnerable to 1 person's opinion!
But - at least for now -
I keep telling you to talk less to these people. Just drive!
 
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