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Taxi Drivers in New York Are Struggling but so are Uber Drivers

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dessertali
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 Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

WOW - "Mr. Acosta made 4,457 trips for Uber last year, or more than 85 rides each week. He made about $30,000 after expenses."

Also, this, so sad. "He makes a point of wearing a tie in hopes of improving his rating as a driver and making his children proud."

The independent drivers guild is trying to change these numbers. It is hard being a driver out there right now.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/17/nyregion/uber-taxi-drivers-struggle.html

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    dancingdiary
    44
     2 years ago

    Is that 30k after taxes too? If so that actually isnt that bad for a job that doesnt require a degree or skill and can be done whenever you want.

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      Marc88
      13 Rider
       2 years ago

      Many of the drivers are doing it because they can’t find a job in their field; many have degrees and professional experience. Also you are out of your mind if you think anyone can exist on 30 k in NYC.

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        SmittenKitten
        2041 Rider
         2 years ago

        This is a huge problem in the America today.  The huge misalignment of its workers' skillsets and the jobs that are available.  I am glad that the economy is good and unemployment is low, but it doesn't mean people have the jobs they want or getting paid well.  

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      j78h90
      30
       2 years ago

      Right, this is like McD workers wanting $20 an hour...

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    scaredsilly
    1
     2 years ago

    I once heard that if you are born in the US you already won the lottery, ya you might not be "rich" by US standards but to a lot of people around the world you are loaded! Be grateful you even have a tie to put on in the morning.

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      Marc88
      13 Rider
       2 years ago

      Personally, I’d rather have been born in Sweden, a more civilized society. 

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    dianeJH
    71
     2 years ago

    I am 10 times more likely tip someone who wears a tie!

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    Bigfrank
    440 Driver Driver Rider
     2 years ago

    After 32 years in this business the driver will net 38%  from the gross income . That why the turnover rate is high and the quality of drivers is low.

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    santafe3
    16
     2 years ago

    It is a harsh world out there right now. Rising gas, Uber's corrupt nature, Gov't turning a blind eye. I thanks god I only do Uber as a side gig these days.