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I make roughly $150K a year, is it moral for me to drive for Uber?

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dwayneJR
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 Posted 3 years, 2 months ago

I am very blessed and have a good job with a good salary. Recently I have been thinking about driving for Uber on the side just to see what it is all about and to give me something to do. When I told my brother, he immediately thought this was immoral for me to do. He feels that I shouldn't take away rides (money) from drivers who fully rely on this income to live. So is driving for Uber immoral if you already make a good salary?

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    emerylouis2
    4
     2 years ago

    Ah ah, given that people lose money  while driving for Uber (most people don't realize the real  costs), then, by  taking rides away from poor people, you are saving then from ruin.

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      AsStibelDude
      654 Driver
       2 years ago

      So your argument is that driving for Uber is always net-negative, so we should all share the burden.  LOL.  Surprisingly, it actually makes sense.

      Right, and the rich people and the hobbyists will save the poor from making further mistakes.  I can totally get behind that.

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      lionfool
      236 Rider Driver
       2 years ago

      What a logical perspective lol. So it's really a charitable move.

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    CWalcutt75
    259 Driver
     3 years ago

    Despite the fact that the responses are overwhelmingly "it's ok!", I do see why you would feel guilty.  This is a sport for you and it's livelihood for others.  So while the capitalistic ideal says this is okay, the reality is that you are indeed taking money out of people who aren't as blessed as you.

    With that said, you cannot be driving that much to make a big difference, I would imagine.   Perhaps this is where capitalism prevails, because if you already make $150K, then you aren't driven to drive many hours and you'd likely get bored with it at some point. So, I can't imagine this offending other less fortunate uber drivers.

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      mboscorelli
      250 Rider
       3 years ago

      So basically, what you are saying it that this dude wont' be around and this whole topic is moot.

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    jeffrey1987
    73 Driver
     3 years ago

    Some people are struggling to put food on the table. When too many drivers sign up for Uber, Uber lowers their rates making it harder for those that need it to make ends meet. Do what you wnat but I would keep this in mind.

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    george
    57 Rider
     3 years ago

    I have read stories of professional athletes driving for Uber. I think there is nothing immoral about a little side hustle

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    BrianTheScrewDriver
    442 Driver Driver
     2 years ago

    This all depends on the market, because the competition level heavily varies from market to market.  In many, I don't think it matters.  

    It also matters what time you are working. You will be surprised that if you drove during the day, during slow times, those will hurt the fulltime drivers the most.

    Even with that said, this is your life and your choice.  No one can dictate whether you can work overtime or not.

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    Bigfrank
    444 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    Your brother is correct and would like to add that your a moron and most likely a tightwad. 

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    KamelKamelKamel
    79
     3 years ago

    well, eff you because I make $150K driving an UberBlack.

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    dropkickoneills
    41
     3 years ago

    I don't think this is immoral, there is a market need for drivers and anyone can fill it. It's not like you are lying about your income and taking govt housing or something.

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    scotchyscotchyscotch
    33
     3 years ago

    If you need the money then why not.

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    brownbear
    599 Rider
     3 years ago

    I don't see why it would be immoral, but why are you doing it? It's going to be so much time for such a small supplement to your income. Seems weird to me.

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    ce
    59 Rider
     3 years ago

    Absolutely, there is nothing stopping you from being as successful as you can! I wouldn't feel bad driving for Uber in your situation.