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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 saw some a-hole drivers who were posting on forums, "Thank you for going on a strike yesterday. I had a very busy day and made a killing! Please have more strikes so I have my pickings of rides."
Autonomous robo-taxis, baby!
Uber has not given any predictions on when it may be profitable, but some investors are counting on profitability when it has fleets of self-driving vehicles, which would eliminate some costs of paying drivers. But self-driving cars are still in the early stages and even when they are completely self-driving, Uber will still have expenses for the technology and possibly the cars themselves.“The idea that they can wait until there are autonomous vehicles [before they become profitable] is foolish, we are many years away from that. It is not clear that Wall Street and investors are going to wait that many years for them to become profitable,” Mishel said.
Uber has not given any predictions on when it may be profitable, but some investors are counting on profitability when it has fleets of self-driving vehicles, which would eliminate some costs of paying drivers. But self-driving cars are still in the early stages and even when they are completely self-driving, Uber will still have expenses for the technology and possibly the cars themselves.
“The idea that they can wait until there are autonomous vehicles [before they become profitable] is foolish, we are many years away from that. It is not clear that Wall Street and investors are going to wait that many years for them to become profitable,” Mishel said.
Everyone else is answering this wrong.
If you pay this fee, basically it protects your business as an Uber driver. You will now not have to worry about being deactivated by Uber and collect all the perks reserved for high-rated drivers.
We all run our businesses, and there is value in such an insurance policy IMO. $50 a month.
A combination of A and B. I don't go home, and take a nap in my car. :)
There was a post here about how some people actually go home, sits on the couch and wait for the ping. I can't do that because there isn't much activity near my house, but can you imagine? So funny.
No! I did't even know about it! LOL.
I was thinking more like, "...until it drives over someone." Oh, that already happened? Ha!
Did you find your teeth?! This is keeping me up at night.
Calm down, enjoy the ride, and be excited for the trip you don't know the destination of. Life is an adventure.
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.