A typical employment schedule just doesn’t work for me, but Instacart does.
The freedom of choosing when I drive, where I drive and how long I drive is everything to me.
I am so grateful to be able to balance my responsibilities and create new memories with my family, while still being able to make money on my own time to support them. Driving with DoorDash has truly been a blessing.
Driving with Lyft allows me to spend quality time with my daughter and gave me the time to help conduct her at-home schooling with her when schools were closed due to the pandemic.
Being independent and choosing my hours is what allows me to do this work and earn money while getting an education.
As a busy single mom, I rely on a few different sources of income, and being able to earn extra money by shopping any time I’ve needed or wanted to has been essential for me.
I don’t have to call a manager and overshare personal details to explain why I can't come into work, I can just do whatever I need to do in order to care for my son and pay our bills.
Workers like me rely on the flexibility of these apps, but we deserve more protections, and there has never been a better moment to do both: protect flexibility and expand benefits.
Without the flexibility offered by the app-based companies, I wouldn’t be able to drive when and where I want and earn income to send back to my family.
'My car is a valuable asset, and I need to put it to work for me and my family.'