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Are drivers for Amazon, Lyft or Uber today’s version of factory workers?


Pollard drives for Uber full time and says the job has saved him from unemployment and provided him with a good living. — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

Pollard drives for Uber full time and says the job has saved him from unemployment and provided him with a good living. — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

FORT WORTH: About a year ago, 60-year-old Johnny Pollard found himself in need of a job – fast. 

His longtime employer, a Grapevine freight trucking company, had gone out of business. Pollard worried about interviewing for jobs because of his age, so instead he decided to try freelancing as a driver for Uber. And now, he is one of the shining stars at the ride-hailing company, grossing US$1,200 (RM4,668) to US$1,800 (RM7,002) per week giving customers rides all over the Dallas-Fort Worth region. 

   

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