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It's typical of when they start setting these lofty expectations (say for rides as quickly as possible) and now they are going back against it to save a few bucks.
I don't mind but it does make the approach of calling rides a bit interesting. We were finally getting used to "on-demand" services where we no longer make reservations but call when we need a ride. Now with this option, it's like somewhere in the middle.
I actually sort of wonder when this is applicable. It's either you reserve a ride or you need a ride now. Who calls for a ride like, "I sorta wanna leave but don't really need to. " I am sure it exists but how often is that?
I had a buddy who had a coupe which was a car that didn’t qualify for UberX. He only received UberEats request and he was completely okay with it.
I’m not saying this is the solution (I mean you can’t buy a new car), but by policy I think Uber allows it. I think.
and drivers to open the windows on the way to pickup. Not sure how many do it though.
I thought no one was in Manhattan anymore.
Can we start by making their cars COVID free?
Basically it comes down to this, huh?
Most recently, Uber, Lyft, and Doordash have committed to spending a combined $90 million to oppose this legislation, while publicly offering a “compromise” to drivers in California of $21 per hour while on a trip.
First of all, $90M is nothing to these companies and I’m sure they will and can spend more. In regards to the hourly pay, this is all a financial game to them. They just have to make the numbers work.
They will fight the fight for now, of course. It’s cheapest and the result ideal if the law remains on their side. They’ll hang on to that as long as they can. Only if that fails, they’ll start thinking about a more drastic change.
Not candy bars, but for me, the $0.25 bottle of water does have a positive return on investment. At least I think so. Someone just has to give me a dollar every four rides (bottles).
So you lose 4.5 cents every mile you drive. Seriously, why would anyone work in Florida and Vegas?
So much great feedback packed into a single paragraph. Dara should be reading this. These items like checking rider IDs and rate increase I don’t think are too much to ask
What makes me wonder is that Uber somehow cannot make a profit taking 25% (or more) from every ride where basically all they do is to match up the driver and a rider. And the app already exists.
I feel like the business model has always been flawed if they cannot take a flat fee and just stick with it. I’d like to think they did the math when they started the business, come on.
A person who is being carried out of a bar. This happens a LOT more than you'd think
I am sad to report that I have had shifts where I made $0 net after paying for the fuel.
Always always always do math on how much fuel costs.
Many quit because they realize the cash return isn't great. They are often lured in by the recruitment messages about how much you can potentially make and being your own boss. Then the reality hits pretty fast.
Most actually enjoy it, then they start doing the math. Paying for your own insurance, up-keep of your car, maintenance, repairs, etc.
When you drive thousands of miles a week, you will not believe the amount of fuel and maintenance expenses that you incur. Every new driver thinks the car is a sunk cost, i.e. something that is already paid for. (Hey, Uber used to tell us, "why let your car sit there and do nothing?") Boy, they are mistaken!
Cars break because they are driven, not because the time they sit there in your driveway. It's the wear and tear" that will cost you.
We must drive different hours because I used to get one once a month until I stopped driving those hours. Varying degrees of damages. I got so sick and tired I almost stopped driving.
I also used to drive in a college town. I assume that has something to do with it.
Oops. My apologies. Thanks. Yes, Facebook, who is actually known to spend too much. :)
I tend to agree, but what about Uber? Everyone said Uber is a mimic-able business and look at what their valuation ended up being.
Another example is Instagram. $1B for that simple app created by some boy in Boston. Do you know why a Google paid that much? Because it had a dominating and exploding username.
Same with YouTube. Anyone can create a video site and many have. No one caught up to it because membership is king.
True. They probably do this to just confuse the drivers while they are actually cutting our net pay.
Oh. I went in reading this thinking they were getting paid in advance at the time of swiping Accept. You mean they now pay for the time you drive for pick up. That’s a great news!
Drivers do all kinds of things to save on costs, like having the car turned off between fares. I haven't heard turning the A/C on though. Does it really incur that much fuel?
Well? Did we do it, guys? Did Uber finally fold and realize they need us?
Uber: you are guilty until proven innocent.
In fact, you are always guilty. Why? Because we said so.