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Full-time software developer drives Uber during lunch and after work

You would think that software developers – especially in the United States – make a good living.

Which is why The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield was so surprised to chat to his Uber driver while in Omaha to attend the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway AGM.

The Uber driver develops software developer for global telecommunications companies, including our very own MTN.

Whitfield asked him why he drives an Uber.

I’ve got three kids and a wife to provide for. I can do it [drive an Uber] on lunches; I can do it when I’m home – I turn it on at around 9pm.

Travis, Uber driver

For the whole story (and phone calls from South Africans who do the same as Travis); listen to the audio below.

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