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Uber rate change: Higher time rate & Lower distance rate

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T-RabitDriven
193 Driver
 Posted 1 month, 1 week ago

Is this good or bad? I keep going back and forth on this. We need to adjust what kind of fares we seek for.

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    wraiththe
    172 Driver
     1 month ago

        To compound this issue,  (temporarily at least) Uber has decided to steal 30% of drivers earnings on return trips.  Please let me explain:  Uber drivers get 2 destination modes a day.  This is so we can get rides towards a destination of our choice.  It is a filter to only accept rides in our direction.  These do not really last for more than 20 minutes.  So, If I get a long ride out of town, on the return I can turn it on and still uber with out worrying about accepting a ride another two hours in the opposite direction.  

       The pay reduction in distance and increase for time causes a significant loss on long trips even with traffic.  Now, If I am lucky enough to get a ride back towards home (which often does not happen anyway) Uber is going to take 30% of the "agreed wages," which I really is  "stealing," and "distribute" it amongst drivers not using destination mode.  Quit...

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        To compound this issue,  (temporarily at least) Uber has decided to steal 30% of drivers earnings on return trips.  Please let me explain:  Uber drivers get 2 destination modes a day.  This is so we can get rides towards a destination of our choice.  It is a filter to only accept rides in our direction.  These do not really last for more than 20 minutes.  So, If I get a long ride out of town, on the return I can turn it on and still uber with out worrying about accepting a ride another two hours in the opposite direction.  

       The pay reduction in distance and increase for time causes a significant loss on long trips even with traffic.  Now, If I am lucky enough to get a ride back towards home (which often does not happen anyway) Uber is going to take 30% of the "agreed wages," which I really is  "stealing," and "distribute" it amongst drivers not using destination mode.  Quite frankly, if this happens, the app will be turned off:  I will not work at all on dead leg returns... or maybe I will work for someone else.  

       As a driver, I have enjoyed working for Uber... To the point of investing in my ride, amenities, and things to make the experience better for the passenger and myself.  It can get expensive.  These kind of games of shaving off income from drivers...  are just as bad as the worst desk job and bureaucracy.    If we want to be compliant, we pay for a nice car, maintenance, gas, property taxes, insurance, higher data plans on modern cell phone.  We spend hours cleaning the cars and have strict rules to keep them clean.  We are at risk on the road and assault, and we promote the product...    As with any investment in a relationship, it is painful when disrespected or cheated on.  It is difficult to feel like investing more of oneself when being told that if we go out of our way, our wages will be   from us.   

        The long rides, are the ones you really want to have nice cars on.  You want the people who take pride in there job, appearance, and equipment.  Not all drivers take good care of their cars and at this rate, those may be all that is left?   (It can be disgusting to sit in a messy car for 90 minutes.)



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      ElinaM
       3 weeks ago

      Wow. I don’t drive but I can see how the drivers are upset. Thanks for sharing. 

      Whatever happened to the good old days of being charged let every mile. 

      Soon, this whole thing will blow up and we will all go back to the days of taxis. 

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    DDominico69
    156 Driver
     3 weeks ago

    It’s good when I’m busy. I like those quick trips. Lots and lots of them 

    Look at how much suckier pool got. Like it wasn’t bad enough. 

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    JPoland
    165 Driver Driver
     1 month ago

    This considers for your time spent, which has been a huge feedback from the drivers complaining about wasted time. I am all for it. 

    Sure, long drives are often nice, but we all know working in the busy areas, we are inundated with shorter trips. I welcome this change that makes me motivated to work more than keep hoping for longer trips.

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      GundamX10
       3 weeks ago

      This all depends on where the cost is for the drivers. Is it the distance driven (gas, wear and tear on car)? Or is it the time invested by the driver?

      No, I don’t know the answer to that. LOL. I guess it depends if it’s busy or not

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    DimSumUng
    115
     1 month ago

    Perhaps you shouldn't be "seeking" for certain types of rides. Just accept what you get.

    You are one of those drivers who cancel when you see a trip you don't like aren't you...

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      wraiththe
      172 Driver
       3 weeks ago

      Hoe you are not referring to me?  If so, please "Do not assume"  It only makes an "ass of U and Me."  

      At these cuts you are looking at gaining @ $1 an hour of being in a ride with the meter running for a  solid hour.  

      (so for quick rides you may be driving to the pax for half that time.)

      You are losing over $6 for 45 miles of driving

      You are losing @ $1.55 for 10 miles of driving.


      So if you were in a solid ride for 1 hr and you only drove 10 miles, you would still be losing.

      Based on rough rates.


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        DimSumUng
        115
         3 weeks ago

        No, I was responding to the original poster. Because he mentioned fares to seek for 

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      CWalcutt75
      210 Driver
       3 weeks ago

      No. He maybe the one who accepts, doesn’t move, ignores all communications from the rider, and waits until the pax does. 

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        DimSumUng
        115
         3 weeks ago

        Ha!  True and there’s too many of that 

        Can we really get away with that? Eventually after enough riders complain, Uber must ding you. 

        Who knows, maybe all those drivers who complain about getting deactivated are guilty of those tactics.