Our glorious (sarcasm) mayor has decided that Uber is not being “upfront” with it’s licensing practices here in our great city of Houston.
Honestly, I have not Ubered much in the last month. Maybe 2 times. I plan on using this as a summer job. I really only have 5 weeks off in the summer and I have 2 of those 5 used up on vacations already. So how can I really find a job for 3 weeks? I can easily go and be an assistant principal at a summer school BUT I am tired of chasing thugs. I am ready to get away from kids for those 5 weeks.
Each summer in the past I have worked at central office on different discipline and safety “stuff”. I get paid $200 a day but my hours suck. The atmosphere sucks at the office. This is not too bad because its an extra $800 a week (we work Monday-Thursday) for 3 weeks. So $2400 on top of my salary. Great spending money.
So… I really don’t want to work there this summer. I need a break. So, I started thinking I could UBER again. Maybe drive people into downtown in the morning. Drive around the “surge” areas during the mornings and then grab some lunch. I could make $100 a day maybe? So it isn’t quiet $2400 but I could probably make $1500. Plus add some weekend and night times again in May to reach $2500 or so…
Here is deal…
A Uber driver in Houston got arrested… read here
So now Uber de-activated all of our accounts if we have not registered with the city of Houston. I don’t live in Houston but according to Uber, it does not matter. So… I have been shut down.
Now we have to jump through the cities hoops to get registered:
- get fingerprinted for $40
- take drug test and physical $70
- get city of Houston warrant check $20 (plus $5 to park)
- buy fire extinguisher
- take all forms down to courthouse and wait in line to get registered
No big deal right?
I have a full time job! So yesterday I left work and got fingerprinted. Today I left work and got drug test (I passed in case you were curious) and physical. I also got the warrant check!
Making progress in the rain!!