Help Me Get Back To Work & Become An Uber Driver

Organized by: Leslie Fletcher

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My name is Leslie and I have been in the workforce for 40 years. After a divorce in 2014, I moved in with my daughter in another county, so I had to leave my little part-time job. I have been looking for a job in New Port Richey for a while, and I've not gotten any callbacks, even though I'm qualified & more for the positions I apply for. I've asked my friends and family what they think the issue is, and I'm getting responses that all have to do with my age! I'm definitely not ready to sit in the rocking chair and watch life pass me by. I wake up every day with gladness and gratitude for my good health, stamina, and my family and friends. I have a plan to drive for Uber here in Tampa Bay area until I leave for Alaska for my summer job there, and I'll be driving cross-country from Florida to Cooper Landing, Alaska in the Kenai Peninsula area. It's a really small town with one taxi, and one shuttle to town once a week, which is 45 minutes away. There are lots of workers who need rides to the airport, to go to the post office, and do their shopping. The taxi is very expensive, and the airport shuttle doesn't serve Cooper Landing. I want to start a delivery service for the small businesses there, using this vehicle. for the upcoming summer season beginning May 15th, 2016. Along with my job as a housekeeper in a small motel. I'll also offer Uber services. I'll return to Tampa next winter and start Uber'ing again here. Everyone I know says I'm perfect for Uber, because I'm a friendly, helpful person and I like to listen to people's random stories! I'd like to be ready to buy the car and phone as soon as possible. I'm very eager to start working again, to be more independent and save some money for my retirement when I'm 65, eight years from now. I would so appreciate this chance to start these businesses, using my own hard-work ethic and to provide needed transportation here in the Tampa Bay area, and especially in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Many Thanks!


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