Writer Avi Asher-Schapiro has already written incisively about how Uber’s business model screws its workers. Now, he takes on UberMilitary, relaying the experiences of recent veteran, Ali Malik at an Uber recruiting fair. Asher-Schapiro writes convincingly that military leaders involved in the UberMilitary initiative have no idea what it’s really like to drive for Uber.
The writer also interviews current Uber drivers who weigh in on driving for Uber. Here is a snippet: “But veterans currently driving for Uber are concerned that military commanders are sending vets like Malik into low-wage and unstable employment. As one army machine gunner turned Los Angeles Uber driver put it, ‘Uber promises a good job, but in reality it’s a very precarious way to make a living. I’m looking for a new job, and there’s no way I would recommend this life to other vets.’”