What's it like to drive for a rideshare company?


Thinking about driving for a rideshare company to make some extra dough? 

Driver: Danielle Stone, 32, of Logan Square, working since May

What she drives: 2008 Saturn Vue

Why do it: She needed income while she figures out her next career move after getting laid off from her finance job. When she works 40 to 45 hours a week, she said she makes $1,000.

What she likes about it: "I get to dress down. I'm constantly on the go, meeting new people. ... It's really fun, super flexible and money is good. ... No complaints. I almost don't want to go back to corporate because I have so much fun and I'm making money."

The drawback is: "It's taken a toll on my body because I drive a lot—an occupational hazard." She gets weekly massages to ease the pain.


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