Behind The Wheel With… Carlos, New Jersey UberX Partner
Today, we’re going Behind the Wheel with Carlos, one of our top-rated uberX partners here in New Jersey.
Growing up in the suburb of Englewood, Carlos recalls a traditional childhood upbringing not unlike those of his peers. Fond memories include waiting for school to get out so he could play soccer with friends and his love of skateboarding.
“I would jump ramps as much as possible,” Carlos recalls with a wide grin, amused at his rebellious youth.
Unable to run up and down the soccer field, Carlos was the resident goalie. He was born with a medical condition which rendered him quadriplegic at birth.
While in high school, Carlos learned that he could drive with the help of technology. At 18, he took the requisite tests in order to get his driver’s license and then purchased his first car.
“I remember [feeling] the satisfaction that I had my freedom,” Carlos says. “I thought it would never be possible, but it was.”
Carlos began driving with Uber last December and has since become one of the highest rated partners in New Jersey.
“I love driving because I make my own hours. I work when I want. I don’t have anybody telling me what to do,” Carlos says.
Before joining Uber, Carlos spent many years working in customer service at the Marriott in Bergen County. After leaving the company to focus on raising his son, he came to rely on odd jobs for income.
When Carlos’ neighbor told him about Uber last December, the timing couldn’t have been better. Carlos needed the money and a way to help finance a new car.
Since driving with Uber, Carlos says he’s been able to combine his 2 passions: driving and customer service.
“When a client leaves my car and tells me it was a pleasure riding with me, I know I did something right,” Carlos says.
When he’s not on the road, Carlos still indulges his love of sports by taking in a football game at home or watching the Nets play with his 4 kids.
Carlos doesn’t leave too much time for leisure though. He’s just thrilled to be doing what he loves while having time to have dinner with his kids most nights.
“Driving with Uber has been a blessing,” Carlos says.
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