“Whatever they put on there, just click yes—Yes, sir!”

Right now, we don't have rights. We're not employees. They have all the rights. They have the license, they send me the customers, they can decide to suspend me at any time. My license belongs to Uber. I get that license from Uber, not the city. They will take it back. It's not yours.

When I open the app and sign in, they'll send something to the phone—if you agree, click yes, if not, click no. If you say no, it closes, it's not going to activate, and you can't work anymore. You have to click yes to everything. Sometimes you don't really know what it says. But everything on there, you say yes. If you say no, you can't work. It logs you out. So whatever they put on there, just click yes—Yes, sir! No matter what.

If I had money, I would change my car. In my cab, I had more freedom than this. Uber reaches in and they cut me off—I don't like that. I'm not happy about that. Then I can't work.

But if you want to go back to driving for-hire again, it'll cost you more money. You need to go buy commercial insurance, you need to go buy a computer, you need to paint your car. You need to get licenses. There's a lot of things going on. That's the big factor that keeps me on here—you don't have any cash available. You can't get out.

So whatever I make here, I just continue.

—Peter, Seattle Uber driver