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If you've ever been fired, you know how bad that can feel. Well, now imagine that instead of your boss or HR telling you that face to face, you get the news as a pop-up alert on your smartphone. Well, that's how it works at Uber. This afternoon, NPR's Aarti Shahani continues her series on the experience of Uber drivers.
AARTI SHAHANI, BYLINE: Uber driver Eric Huestis thought it was any other day.
ERIC HUESTIS: I went and filled up my car for the night. I went to the car wash.