Has Lyft and Uber Disrupted The Restaurant Employment Market?

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After owning the I Prive restaurant for over a year and helping run the digital infrastructure  as well as posting job openings on Craigslist, I have a theory that a lot of people who used to work part time at restaurants are now working as drivers for Lyft or Uber.

The hours are probably more flexible,  the pay is much better and there is the freedom of choosing your hours and taking vacations whenever you want.

Restaurants have to start thinking about other incentives such as better hours, better pay, equity sharing and career growth in order to attract loyal employees.


Tony Tam

Tony Tam

Senior Principal Architect @ Splunk Founder of ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org