Emily Guendelsberger, in a thorough and thoroughly entertaining first-person story for Philadelphia City Paper:
I talked to lots of drivers. But few kept a meticulous enough log
of hours worked, miles driven and expenses paid that I felt
comfortable using their data alone. Many drivers worried about
getting in trouble, too — Uber can “deactivate” a driver for any
reason. I needed someone on the record, someone whose data I knew
I could trust.
So, in January, I applied to be an UberX driver myself.
Eye-opening figures on what drivers actually earn. Brutal.