A day in the life of a Splend driver – Meet law student and family man Vishal

    A day in the life of a Splend driver – Meet law student and family man Vishal
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    Our members wear many hats. The bright and talented Vishal is not only a full-time Uber driver, but also a full-time law student, father, and husband.

    Previously a chef on Princess Cruises, Vishal had the opportunity to travel all around the world, remembering his trips to Alaska, Canada, and Mexico fondly. However, what he always wanted was to study corporate and commercial law – a childhood dream of his.

    Deciding to settle in Sydney two years ago, he was set to make this happen. Uber was a great fit for him because he can study 20-30 hours a week and have the flexibility to work between courses and over the weekend. He notes, when he doesn’t have passengers, he often goes offline and grabs one of his textbooks.

    He’s even adapted his driving to fit his family schedule – dropping his kids off to preschool in the morning, turning Uber back on, going home to have lunch with his wife before starting another driving shift in the afternoon, and picking up his son on the way home.

    Before deciding to drive Uber, Vishal needed a car and considered renting or finance. He quickly discarded the idea of personal finance because he wanted to avoid being “locked in for 7 years.” Reminiscing with a smile, he described meeting his Member Success Representative two years ago who greeted him as a friend. Vishal enjoys renting from Splend because it’s “hassle-free,” he can drive whenever he wants, and have a long break if he needs to. He took a 7-month trip to India a while back and was pleased that he could simply suspend his agreement so he didn’t need to worry about paying for his car.

    He also sees the option to choose his car’s colour and the various brands available as a major plus. Chuckling, Vishal mentioned previously driving a Kia Sportage but he’s now upgraded for a 7-seater Mitsubishi Outlander which he often uses to drive his friends and family to the beach to play cricket – it’s the perfect car for a family man like him.

    Working with Splend has also given him the opportunity to have new experiences and make friends. As part of a selected group of Splend members, Vishal had the chance to work with Kia’s new Fan Fleet during the 2019 Australian Open and had a great time interacting with tennis fans as well as players, and he was even featured on TV.

    Check out Vishal’s story on Vimeo:

    About Splend

    We enable people to make money by driving for on-demand apps such as Uber.

    In addition to new-model cars and all the essentials to start earning money with Uber as quickly as possible, our members enjoy driver training and dedicated support via a personal account manager, as well as member benefits such as partner discounts and exclusive events.

    For more information about Splend, drop by to your local Member Support Centreemail us or say hello on 1800 775 363.

     

    AUTHOR

    Balazs Szekely

    Maker by nature, writer by profession, and a petrolhead at heart, Balazs is our very own content creator who brings Splend’s voice to life. He’s been a wordsmith his entire career, having seen it all from the print media to radio through online publishing and marketing copywriting. He’s fascinated by things he has yet to fully understand such as photography, ice hockey, and the bizarre art of aquascaping. In his free time you may find him mixing up cocktails for his friends or away from home on a city break. Drop him a line at balazs.szekely@splend.com

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