Over the summer I went on a trip to Edmonton and on the way back home, I got myself into a crash at a stop light and wrecked the front end of my car. It was a simple error in judgement and I feel really dumb about it. In the mean time, I still needed income and had the opportunity to try out Lyft Express Drive. In Seattle, this involves going to a location in Renton which is operated by Hertz but only serves the Lyft Express Drive program and is staffed by Lyft folks.Continue reading “Trying Lyft Express Drive”
On the evening of December 2, 2014 I signed on to the Lyft platform for the first time as a new driver. I nervously awaited for the first ping to come through as I sat in my Toyota Prius, thinking about how to do this new thing and if I’d do a good job at it. I stressed out over how I’d handle interacting with other people in the confines of my personal car, but after fifteen years in retail, hospitality and foodservice, I was sure I’d be just fine.Continue reading “Ten Thousand Rides”
Alright so I gave up on the mornings quickly after my 6:15am alarm went off on Monday morning. I can’t always bank on this, but the fact that there so many events going on this week/weekend meant I knew I’d hit it just on evenings. So, just before midnight I hit the full power driver bonus and it feels real good!Continue reading “Effort and Success”
In life there will be many opportunities to go the extra mile, and usually it pays off. In my case, this week I’ll show just how close I got to an additional bonus amount had i driven just a few more hours. These images show what I drove this past week, and how close I got to an additional $175.Continue reading “The Difference”
Well, I made it to 36. Yay. I celebrated by taking myself out to Golden Corral.
I don’t really make much of birthdays anymore, but it’s still nice when people go out of their way to say hey.
Is it me or is the Monday after a holiday weekend slow? There wasn’t any sporting events, no big concerts. Pete Souza was at the Moore promoting his new book which sounds awesome. But I was out for most of the day today so I’m proud for sticking it out.Alright so I didn’t entirely drive twelve hours today. A buddy from Vancouver was here for his first visit to Seattle, and I said meeting up would happen and it did. We caught up and went to grab lunch at Chick-fil-A and hit up a few stores to look for a new datebook.Continue reading “Slow Monday”
So after getting home last night I was a good boy and put myself to bed by 4am. I woke up around noon and put some laundry in and ultimately passed back out until 5pm. After a quick shower I dashed off to Panda Express for lunchinner and drove around until an airport run at 10pm. I decided to call it quits and drove back home with destination mode on in both apps, but no pings.Continue reading “Lazy Sunday”
I’m not entirely sure what to make of tonight, having signed in to both Lyft and Uber again. I gave twenty rides total, with just three of those being pink moustache rides, but I made around $200 combined. Between the on and off rain, the Huskies game (GO DAWGS!) and two big holiday concerts downtown I was busy enough. I still not sure what to think of this strategy of double dipping, but tomorrow is one more day to see. At least I had a few moments of downtime where I could pop in to a Safeway or just get out and stretch.Continue reading “Take A Brake!”
I decided I would sign in to both Lyft and Uber tonight. I know many drivers do it to maximize earnings potential, but I can’t help but imagine the opportunities I missed out by sticking to one vs another. It wasn’t a bad night overall, but it was quieter and I suspect everyone was taking it easy after the big turkey day yesterday.Continue reading “Double Dipping”