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Why I Drive – Calvin

September 14, 2016 / Honolulu

Whether you have a full-time job, retired, a student or just looking to supplement your income, driving with Uber is for everyone.  We’re continuing our series called #WhyIDrive, which highlights great Uber driver-partners in the community. We will be showcasing a handful of entrepreneurs, community leaders and some recognizable local faces who are sharing their stories of Uber around the island.


We recently had the chance to catch up with Calvin, a full-time AutoCad detailer, to find out why he drives! See below for his story:

What is your current home town?

Honolulu, Hawaii.

How did you hear about driving with Uber?

I found out about driving with Uber from my friends on Facebook.  I’ve been driving with Uber for about 4 months now!

Can you talk a little bit about how the Uber platform offers flexibility for you and your lifestyle?

I work 7am – 4pm Monday through Friday. Uber gives me the flexibility to work when I  can,  for as long as I want to.  Because it’s so flexible, it allows me the freedom to be online with Uber in between work and my busy life style on my schedule.

What are you doing with your earnings?

Paying bills, and saving up to take my wife on vacation.

Lastly, tell us why you drive.

I love the freedom I have to work when I can,  and make as much or as little as I need.  Meeting different people everyday makes this more enjoyable.   It’s the best business opportunity I have ever had.  Thank you, Uber!

Cars are one of the most expensive assets a typical American family buys and maintains — yet they sit unused 96 percent of the time. Driving with Uber means people can get more value out of this expensive asset by turning their car into an income generator.

Uber offers a supplemental income during professional or personal transitions. People are driving on the Uber platform to get the pay raise they have not received in their other jobs, or to help themselves when they get in a tight spot.

The Uber platform offers people a flexible work opportunity that fits around their lives — and not the other way around. People choose to partner with Uber because it offers them the kind of work they want — work that offers complete autonomy and flexibility.

  • You’re the Boss: Uber partners work whenever they want, wherever they want.
  • Entrepreneurship Awaits: From day one, drivers set their own hours, have access to customers, and create their own steady and growing stream of income.