Slave Labor that has to pay to work.
Driver (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 15, 2018
I rented a car from hertz who is working with lyft, in fact both in same office. At the end of the week, I will owe them money and make nothing for working all week. Lyft pays by the miles, does not pay to work near any cities where you have to deal with traffic. Most calls will take you into cities and can be hard to avoid. They do not pay for the entire toll cost. I got reimbursed $3 on a $4 toll. The app will que other passengers and pickups while you are currently driving one customer, not allowing you to take a break inbetween, so plan on wearing a diaper. 90% of passengers do not tip, the rates you get from lyft are very low. Most city rides take 30 min. from picking up, waiting and getting person to destination, after you get paid $3-4. The rental cars are low grade. After 5 days, I was in the ER with severe back spasms from the pain induced from the rental. The insurance has a $2,500 deductable, you are also responsible for the tires. The car works so poorly, I could not even get defrost to work on a rainy night and was told I would have to wait a month before I was allowed to ask for a replacement vehicle. Very unsafe to drive. So after my first week of driving for lyft, I have lost money, ended up with hospital bill and bad back.
no breaks during busy hours, poor pay, poor equipment.