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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.
Here's a tip. though I am totally joking.
Can't this be classified as two friends who decided to make an arrangement, and one person just paying the other person as a thank-you?
All you have to do is to pull Forest Gump and introduce yourself to the passenger. "We ain't strangers no more."
Sorry, bro. That’s pretty crappy because one thing that’s supposed to be great about then is that you can reserve them. That’s a total fail.
Way behind Lyft. How can they drop the ball like this.
Now there will be a precedence with Lyft by the time they go public. If lyft gets crushed then itll kill all the excitement and ruin the hype
Of course those who’ll lose are the loaded private equity firms, investors, etc. none that we care about. So whatever.
So you rented their car in 2017 and you are still dealing with this?
Also, you say, "last year." You better get on that or everyone will claim they don't remember the incident and you will never be able to reverse it. I feel like speed matters here.
Why would people request for dudes? Oh, that was a serious question but I now realize people who think men are better drivers would. I am not sure if that really crosses people's mind, but then again, maybe I am giving them too much credit.
So are you in the camp of people who believe "Can I request a female driver" is just as sexist and discriminatory?
The way you start your post remind me of Louis CK's "Of course! ...but maybe..." bit.