Should I drive for Uber/Lyft or be a food server at casino? Pros and cons?

Changed 08/14/2018. 8 answers
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I’m a 23 year old woman. I work M-F 8-4 and I’m looking for a side job. I’m having a hard time deciding which to pick.

I got hired to be a server at a busy casino sports bar and grill and by Uber and Lyft.

Which would be the better choice? Pros and cons.

8 Answers

Kyle 08/19/2018.

it really depends which schedule is most flexible to work with your day job. then it's your personality. if you don't mind driving around all night for a couple hours at a time, be a driver. keep in mind, you may not always get fairs and get paid every time when you go out driving. where as if you work at a casino or other business, you are paid with your schedule on your shift.

D J 08/19/2018.

Food server, free food. Uber/Lyft picking up strangers in your car? You choose.

oldprof 08/19/2018.

The server. The tips should be large and the security is better as you'll be in a crowd all the time. As a driver there is no one to protect you from the passenger and there are no tips.

Judy 08/19/2018.


Texperson 08/19/2018.

I would not be comfortable driving for either service. As a young woman I'd think you would be better off working where there are many other people and not in a car alone with strange people.

The Oracle of Omigod 08/19/2018.

People think they are making good money with Uber but don't take into account that their car is depreciating with use. You are a parasite on your car's value. People get paid a mileage fee and of course they spend it, when they actually should be saving it for replacement costs of their vehicle.

Anonymous 08/19/2018.

Do both with UberEats

Lili 08/19/2018.

Food server. It's more of a real job, you'll establish relationships, and have a supervisor you can use as a reference.