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Is sharing always caring? AirTalk listeners’ horrific tales from the gig economy

A sign in a Los Angeles Uber taken in July, 2016, asking customers to give a perfect five star rating.
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A sign in a Los Angeles Uber taken in July, 2016, asking customers to give a perfect five star rating.

From Uber drivers who drive uber fast to perturbed Postmates to Airbnbs that could use some airing out, we want to hear the best of your worst gig economy experiences!

Uber drivers who drive uber fast, perturbed Postmates, or an Airbnb that could use some airing out; these are just some of the ways your gig economy experience can go horribly wrong.

Sure, it’s great to have the option to order an Uber or Lyft at 1 a.m. when you need a sober ride home, but the drive can become a buzzkill if your driver is trying to recreate 2 Fast 2 Furious or, as was recently the case for one of AirTalk’s producers, he/she won’t stop trying to sell you homemade candies. And, of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Maybe you had a truly traumatic experience with a short-term rental or got into a shouting match with a Grubhub driver who couldn’t find the front gate of your apartment complex and your food was delivered cold. If you’ve got a gig economy horror story, AirTalk wants to hear about it! Join the conversation at 866-893-5722 or post in the comments below!

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