"UBER is reportedly set to employ people convicted of being PROSTITUTES in a bold new scheme designed to give reformed criminals the chance to turn their lives around.
The taxi app is preparing to change its rules in some American states so people with non-violent convictions can begin working as drivers.
This means that ex-sex workers can take to the road, as well as people who have convictions for harassment, resisting arrest, petty theft or minor property damage.
The rules have already come into force in California but will be rolled out in Connecticut at the beginning of next year."
I believe that citizens with past felony convictions should have their voting rights restored, they have paid their debt to society, and they should be given a clean slate to redeem themselves.
However if I were an employer I would think twice before offering an ex-con a job, at least for certain occupations like teachers and Uber drivers.
Employing a woman with a prostitution conviction as an Uber driver isn`t the smartest move in the world, she would probably spend more time in the backseat servicing her customer than in the driver`s seat.
Women with prostitution convictions working as taxi drivers will undoubtedly earn $100+ tips, and it won`t be because they got their customers to their destinations in an expedient and timely manner, but due to the fact that they gave them the rides of their lives.
When I get into an Uber vehicle I expect friendly conversation with the driver, not solicitations for sex. A prostitute belongs on a street corner, not behind the wheel of a Uber car.