Gone are the days where we have to risk being caught late in the office just because there is no available transportation suitable for us–thanks to ride-sharing applications that have entered our country. Comfort, affordability, and accessibility; we are truly lucky to have grown up in a generation where technology is being utilized in the best way to suit us.
As of today, we have more than five cab-hailing applications, Grab being the most popular one. But when the technology just started rolling out in Manila, it was not Grab that we fell in love with at first, it is actually Uber!
Last year, our attention was caught by a post claiming to have found a stunningly beautiful Uber driver in the country. I’m sure Grab has them too, but let’s rewind and take a look back on why this lady broke the internet with her looks.
Joyce Tadeo, or JT as she likes to be called, is an independent woman who proved that driving for ride-sharing companies is not just a man’s job or sideline. Ladies can do it too!
JT is a BS Psychology graduate who originally worked as a medical representative in a certain company. But we all know that corporate jobs can sometimes be too much for people, and so she decided to do what she thinks is best for her and left her day job.
In the quest of finding another way of paying the bills, JT discovered the opportunities in Uber through a friend who works as a driver in the app.
In October 2016, the stunning lady started driving around Makati, Ortigas, and Bonifacio Global City as her main routes.
“I’m a risk taker. I’m always up for something unusual,” she said. “And when I saw his earnings, that’s what motivated me the most.”
Of course, her passengers couldn’t help but notice how attractive their driver is.
“Most of my passengers are really surprised whenever they book me as their driver. I often get compliments and I really appreciate them. Others even ask for selfies and post my Uber details on social media. Since then, I’ve gotten used to it. I enjoy the feeling of being liked,” we don’t blame them, JT!
JT is also aware of the risks of being a woman driving alone, picking up strangers for her work. She keeps herself safe by being prepared, “I always have my rosary and pepper spray for protection beside me.”
Aside from her Uber job, JT attends dress-making classes in Miriam College. She aspires to be part of the fashion industry in the future.
Now that Uber left the Philippines, where do you think she is working now?