Kansas City RideShare: Increasingly Dangerous Ripoff For Drivers???

Credit where it's due . . . A local prog blog offers a glimpse at gig work and shows that it doesn't really pay off for most drivers.

Here's a bit of data that offers a glimpse at the popularity of the trend that most people find out is far too much of a grind after a very quick experiment . . . And none of that factors in the danger of picking up strangers with only your phone to keep you safe . . .

The RideShare Guy (RSG), a blog about the rideshare gig economy, estimates that approximately 1.5 million drivers represent Uber and Lyft in the United States.   

Overall, 16% of Americans have earned money at one time or another via an online gig platform, according to the Pew Research Center. Fifty-eight percent of gig employees rely on their gig jobs to meet basic needs.

RSG estimates that about 1% of the working adult population of the U.S. is involved in some sort of gig job, according to Sergio Avedian, senior contributor at the blog.

While Uber alone has added 640,000 drivers to its Uber and Uber Eats platforms since January 2021, it has not been able to retain most of its drivers and has to continually replenish its driver base. About half of Uber’s drivers quit after just one year, according to the RideShare Guy platform.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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