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Are Sundays bad days to work as Lyft and Uber drivers?

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SyedAli
234 Driver
 Posted 1 year, 9 months ago

New driver here.  I heard that Sundays are not good days to work as Uber drivers, because people sleep in, aren't out as much, aren't traveling for business and so on.  Is that really true?

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    AsStibelDude
    625 Driver
     1 year ago

    Sunday mornings can be very busy due to the stragglers from the night before.  There can also be sporting events and parties on Sundays that can keep you pretty busy.  With that said, Sunday in general is a slower day, especially in the afternoon.

    Every city is different, so I suggest you try out different days and times and see what works for you.

    Here's a tip.  The busy times are usually very counterintuitive.  The times you think are busy can be busy, and times you think are light can be very light.  Do you know why this happens? It happens because it's all about the competition. During the obvious times, all the drivers, both full time and part time, are out and about.  So it actually ends up learning about the needs of your city and doing the opposite of what other drivers are doing.  

    In my city, I find it best to work on Mondays.  I am divulging my secret here.  Oops.  The work crowd is busier on Mondays, lots of fligh...

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    Sunday mornings can be very busy due to the stragglers from the night before.  There can also be sporting events and parties on Sundays that can keep you pretty busy.  With that said, Sunday in general is a slower day, especially in the afternoon.

    Every city is different, so I suggest you try out different days and times and see what works for you.

    Here's a tip.  The busy times are usually very counterintuitive.  The times you think are busy can be busy, and times you think are light can be very light.  Do you know why this happens? It happens because it's all about the competition. During the obvious times, all the drivers, both full time and part time, are out and about.  So it actually ends up learning about the needs of your city and doing the opposite of what other drivers are doing.  

    In my city, I find it best to work on Mondays.  I am divulging my secret here.  Oops.  The work crowd is busier on Mondays, lots of flights and business trips start on Monday mornings, and many Uber drivers seem to take off Mondays.  (Many drivers work Saturday and Sunday and take Monday off?)

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      TonyAlmeida
      1149 Rider
       1 year ago

      Yeah, it's all about bucking the trend and going agianst the grain.

      All about understanding the supply and demand.  

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    CWalcutt75
    252 Driver
     1 year ago

    You raise some good points, but you have to pay attention to the details. Sunday mornings are actually very busy due to Saturday folks getting back from their "night out" (think 1~3AM) and also the stragglers in the morning (think 6~9AM). 

    It is true however that Sunday nights are pretty dead.  

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    dracomalfoy
    185 Driver
     1 year ago

    I'll see a decent number of airport rides Sunday nights - all those consultants traveling to their job sites for the week. Great tips on these rides too.

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    RacRay79
    138 Driver
     1 year ago

    You really have to try on your own, as every geographical market is different and it depends on the demographic you are working with.  For example, if you are near a college, I am sure the Friday and Saturday nights are very busy, and that counts Saturday and Sunday mornings.  If you are not in a town that has much nightlife (say Hartford), you may not see nearly as much.

    So, definitely go out there and try.