Behind the Wheel with Hafize, uberX driver-partner

One day, Hafize, a longtime Bergen County resident, purchased a car on a whim—a 2011 Nissan Rogue SUV. She needed a change; to take a risk; something to liven up her routine and mark a new adventure.

The purchase was uncharacteristic of Hafize, a self-admitted perfectionist who’s always done everything by the book. Times were tough—she had been diagnosed with breast cancer a year earlier. Not long after, her husband’s construction business had come upon hard times due to his own battle with Hodgkin’s. But Hafize went for it, listening to an intuitive voice telling her better days were ahead.

Days later, Hafize learned about Uber from a friend and immediately signed up to drive.

“It was meant to be,” she says.

Since driving with Uber, Hafize has been able to pay down her bills and provide for her family—while working on her own time. She’ll turn on the app right after she drops off her 13-year-old daughter, Esma, at school, or late at night after putting her to bed. Every day is different, and she relishes not having to adhere to a routine, while keeping Esma and her husband as her number one priority.

“I’m not stressed,” Hafize says. “I’m so lively now because I’m doing something good.”

Keeping her work life stress-free has been key to Hafize’s recovery, and a welcome change of pace from her previous profession. She spent more than 23 years in the healthcare industry, working primarily in social services. Both at Ridgewood’s Valley Hospital and Wayne General Hospital, she arranged critical patient transfers for the hospitals’ most sensitive cases.

“My beeper would never stop,” she recalls.

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“I’m not stressed,” Hafize says. “I’m so lively now because I’m doing something good.”

Throughout her entire career, she has prided herself on her work ethic, a trait which continues to serve her well today.

“If my boss wants something tomorrow, I’d have it done today,” she says.

As one of New Jersey’s highest rated driver-partners, Hafize now spends her days diligently and enthusiastically picking up riders across Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex, and Morris counties.

The best part? As of this month, Hafize and her husband Celal, who also drives with Uber, have a clean bill of health.

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