Get To Know Your Driver!
Since launching in Atlanta 2 years ago, Uber has partnered with thousands of drivers who each have their own unique stories. Since you won’t have the opportunity to meet every driver, we wanted to start a series where we introduce you to some of the top men and women behind the wheel.
For our first feature, meet Leo. Leo is a flight attendant based in Atlanta and when he isn’t providing you with a safe, reliable and affordable ride, he enjoys traveling around the globe.
Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Long Island, NY but moved to Atlanta about 3 years ago. My parents are originally from Colombia and El Salvador.
Where is your favorite place that you have traveled?
I have been all over the world with my job, but some of my favorite cities are Rome, Cartagena, Medellin, and New Delhi.
What is your favorite thing about partnering with Uber?
The riders are very special. I enjoy doing trips to the airport because they tend to be longer, leaving more time to have a conversation.
What is your most memorable Uber experience?
My most memorable experience as an Uber partner driver is when I got invited to watch a soccer game after picking up a rider. It was such a nice treat as the rider also paid for my lunch while we watched the game.
How do you make the experience fun or different for your riders?
I always try to have water and bring phone chargers. Different music options are always ready to be cued up. Most importantly, I am a careful driver and make it a point to get the rider home safely.
Where is someone most likely to find your during your down time?
I like to go home and work on my lawn when I know I have a good amount of down time. In between rides, I’m known to play Candy Crush and Real Racing 3 on my iPad.
Lastly why are you an Uber partner?
I really enjoy my time with Uber. You never know who you will meet and where the day will take you. I can start when I want and keep working until I’m hungry and tired.
I am my own boss.I know to treat riders with respect so I can keep on working. I am free during the week and I can make a decent extra income as a partner. Uber is a perfect fit for my life.
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