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100,000 a year? That's over 270 miles a day!
Unless riders are jumping and rolling off the cars and hopping on while the car is on the move, I don't see how they can drive that much.
That’s impressive you remember your past passengers. (How you knew you drove the guy 5+ times)
I’d hate to admit but I barely look ip to see their faces. Maybe upon greeting. Maybe I’m just not a personable person.
Just for the record, I don't work for them and I don't drive for them. LOL.
You do have a good point about how they need to figure this out. The taxi industry has existed all along and were profitable, or at least sustainable. What is happening now? Spending way too much on marketing and R&D.
If the R&D and software writing is too expensive, this is really a flaw in the business. Software is supposed to make businesses scalable and more efficient. If it's not doing that, what's the point of the cost.
If the marketing is too much, well, then it's meant to fail. Unnecessary competition and unnecessary marketing expenses. The money from the transportation industry is being diverted to the media/marketing companies.
I am all for innovation and unregulated market (ah...capitalism), but regulations aren't bad when it comes to daily needs of the general public...you know like mass transportation.
Drivers and rideshare companies should be working together. When they work these out with advertisers, drivers should consider that as a win. More money coming into this space, more drivers will win.
We want the industry to succeed...as much as we all hate Uber
No, I haven’t read it. Anyone know if it’s any good?
That’s ridiculous they promised or even set the expectation of a $2500 month. You can’t hit it after three years.
I take it the long distance pickup fee hasn’t been implemented in your market, huh. This is the exact problem that is supposed to be addressed.
Many driver communities are arguing they start getting paid immediately after they accept the trip for all the distance and time driven. This means also the distance and time to go grab the customer. This seems fair to me but Uber doesn’t want to hear it.
This seems to come up a lot from riders.
The answer is NO.
The name of these companies are just plain stupid. Dropping vowels cool before and now it's just choosing random names. "Wheels."
I think they are designed to travel quite a bit longer than they are expected to be driven. Like 20 miles. I heard from chargers that they are rarely if ever completely empty.
I always thought this too when some of these companies were started to be touted as billion dollar unicorns. What the heck? It is an easily copied business model. Anyone with some cash can run some scooters.
Love your impressions. I take it if you have bread loaves in your pits, it means you are sad?
How Uber and Lyft rarely performs background check on driver’s criminal record? Only in some states, I believe.
Driver record, yes. Different story for criminal.
Definitely not against the rules. Starbucks, groceries, take out lunch, sure. People do it all the time.
Open burrito that you are eating? Bag of chips? Might be troublesome. Don’t want mess in the car. Smelly curry food that’ll stink up the car for the next passenger? Very troublesome.
You just have to be a breathing human. HAHAHA. I kid I kid. :)
Once we are employees, we will be like a city bus driver. Why can't people see?!!!
They will tell us what hours to work! Can you imagine that? and you won't be able to cancel your rides for any reason.
Right now, every driver basically has the excuse, "well, I am a contractor, so I can do whatever I want." They will take that away from us!
Suicide doors still give your truck a four-door, right? So as long as you have four seats in the cabin, I think you'd qualify.
Thanks for sharing! Too funny.
Honest? I wouldn’t pass it by them. There’s a reason they make their pricing a big mystery and vague. It’s so they can pull stuff like this.
We may call it ridiculous but we have seen many ridiculous things done by Uber. Let’s be real.
Come on, guys. Drivers really despise short trips. Longer is definitely better.
Even super long trips? Including tips, it could be very lucrative, and you can usually get rides in the direction of your home.
Of course everything depends on timing, but I think most drivers hope for longer trips than short.
I've heard from other drivers that there are occasionally glitches where on one screen it looks like you made money, but in another you didn't. It was some weird bug or some system lag that caused this. The driver just had to open a ticket and Uber would quickly fix it.
I was told that this was permanently fixed in the new app update earlier this year too. I've never seen negative, so I don't know if it's true.
The other possibility is the now defunct fuel card where you can purchase gasoline and the charge would be taken out of earnings. Depending on the timing, say, the charge hits right after Uber's payout, I know your balance can remain negative.
One another thing I can think of is renting vehicles from Uber. Like one of their ZipCar or Hertz's programs. i hear those can be taken out of your earnings, so depending on the timing, I am sure it can show up as negative.