Hi, I am currently out on strike for a labor dispute
and to make extra money I was considering driving with uber. The add says see if your car qualifies so I filled everything out and it did qualify. The PA Unemployment
office is in process of reviewing everyones claim for uc and several other states have already awarded uc benefits to our workers. states like NY,RI,DE,MD & NJ. I never drove with uber for multiple reasons and now I am receiving a letter from PA UC asking why I refused work and I want to know if my reasons are legitimate and which one I should use as I don't want to say too much. My reasons listed are as follows.
1.) I believe my insurance is only rated for approx. 100 miles per day and I was considering doing airport trips but I live approx. 50 miles from airport so that doesn't leave much room to actually drive and make money without having to discose to insurance how many additional miles I would be using which in turn will raise my rates.
2.) I have an old injury that I don't want to aggrevate. I use to drive limo years ago and I know lifting some customers luggage can cause injury to become aggrevated and feel this work may not be suitable for me.
3.) I don't believeI was formally given a job offer just that they determined my car was qualified. I did not pursue any trips and was never advised where to go to work. I have deactivated my account.
4.)I wasn't sure if I would be considered a employee or independent contractor (business owner) and was advised I would be an independent contractor/business owner therefore not qualified for uc.