QUOTE(netcruiser111 @ Mar 13 2015, 11:13 PM)
Anyone here work as Uber driver? I am interested to work part time as Uber driver and wonder how much you can really earn per hour. Please share earning / hr and any challenges.
In US, Chicago (Reuters) - For the second time in just over two weeks, Chicago-area prosecutors have charged a driver for the ride-sharing company Uber with sexually assaulting a passenger. Adnan Nafasat, 46, was driving for Uber when the alleged assault happened on July 31, Lisa Gordon, a spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney's office, said on Thursday. Gordon said Nafasat asked the 21-year-old male passenger to sit in the front seat because the back seat was broken.
Nafasat, who Gordon said outweighed the passenger by 130 pounds, drove the man to an unfamiliar neighborhood. He grabbed him around the throat to keep him from leaving the car and tried to force man to commit a sexual act, Gordon said. The victim begged to be released and Nafasat drove him to the address he requested, Gordon said. Nafasat was charged on Wednesday with criminal sexual assault, unlawful restraint and kidnapping and will appear in court on Feb. 3. Gordon said Nafasat, who admitted to touching the victim through the victim's clothing and exposing himself, was ordered held on a $150,000 bond.
Uber spokeswoman Jennifer Mullin was not immediately available for comment. She told the Chicago Tribune that Nafasat was immediately removed when the incident came to light and the company was working with authorities. Another Uber driver was charged in late December with sexual assault following an attack on a female passenger. Neither of the drivers is still with Uber.
India, Uber driver, a repeat sex offender, for rape in Delhi shatters sense of security
The arrest of an Uber driver for raping a young woman in Delhi has shaken the false sense of security that taxi apps have given. Anybody taking a traditional taxi or auto-rickshaw after hours in India would think twice, especially a woman alone. But cool new services like Uber with their smartphone apps and GPS-tracking have made many people lower their guard. You no longer worry about how to get home alone after a late night event or an evening out with friends. You can get an Uber in minutes; after all, the driver would have been vetted by an international company that has raised billions of dollars and has an image to maintain.
In MY, Uber being called as sex pervert when the driver text back with "hi dear".