July 23, 2017

Uber driver finds success in non-traditional line of work



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The Taylor resident and IT professional at Madonna University in Livonia decided he wanted to make some extra cash two years ago and figured becoming an Uber driver was the way to go.

Now, with his van rocking 100,000 more miles than it did two years ago, Fleshner has done more than 5,000 rides for the service. The cash he gets from that allows him to take several vacations a year, something he wasn’t able to do before.

“In the last year, we’ve gone to Philadelphia and Chicago twice — all of it paid for by what I made on Uber,” he said. “I would just drive and put that money in an account.

“When i started driving for Uber, anytime I wanted to do something, I had money.” Jeff Fleshner drives for Uber as a second job. Uber, a ride-sharing service, connects riders and drivers using personal vehicles through the Uber app. The system collects fares from the riders and distributes them to drivers after taking a commission and other fees.

Fleshner and other ride-sharing drivers are following some new structures when it comes […]

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