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Uber's max driving limits and driving and operating caps? Can't I just work around it by using multiple apps, Uber, Lyft and Juno?

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221 Rider Driver
 Posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I did notice they bulit this mechanis in the app, but I realized that it doesn't count the time I am offline or waiting in airport queues and such.  So I can extend this for way more than 12 hours they claim.

Utilizing this behavior of the app (which doesn't count the time I am offline with Uber), I am assuming I can drive as much as I want as long as I have both Lyft and Uber open.  This splits the time between them.  It'll work, right?

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     5 years ago

    Why would you want to work more than 12 hours a day? That just sounds terrible - but like others are saying - if you're not making enough doing that then it might be time to pursue other options. Uber and Lyft are nice to do on the side but not something you should be doing 100+ hours a week. 

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      179 Driver Driver
       5 years ago

      The day of a driver is not quite like a regular office work.  You don't sit and work all 12 hours.  There is a lot of waiting.  A lot more than you think. 

      If we didn't have to wait for rides, I bet I can make the day's pay in 3 hours.  Take 4 rides that are decent lengths (think 4~5 airport trips) and I'd be done.  Instead, I would read a book during the slow periods.   (and this is why some people only work the busier times of the week.)

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     5 years ago

    Crazy people asking crazy questions

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    1072 Rider Driver
     5 years ago

    If you can't make a living wage in the maximum time allowed, it's probably time for you to pursue another career path rather than jeopardize your safety and the safety of the community in general.  If you can't make money driving 60-80 hrs a week, you'd probably do better delivering pizza or working fast food. 

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     5 years ago

    Dude, what's wrong with you. I know we all hate Uber but this one is for safety.  12 hour limit that doesn't include the times you've gone offline (i.e. to take a break) sounds pretty reasonable to me.

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       5 years ago

      While I agree with your sentiment, you aren't a driver, are you?  (or part-time driver) 12-hour shift is nothing.  We work 14 to 16 hours sometimes, and that's just to make a living.

      See, what you don't get is that we sit around a lot during the day.  and those times, we would be "taking breaks".  We sit at cafes, we eat, we read, we sometimes even take a snooze, and that's while we are online with Uber.  

      A "shift" to a driver isn't a normal shift for an office worker.  Driving for taxis and Uber is more like a life style.  I know a few buddies who started driving part-time (per my referral) who would wait for their customers in their living rooms.

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        188 Driver
         5 years ago

        Upvoted.  12-hour shift is nothing.

        I do agree with the senteiment. I do.  Safety is important.  This is our livelihood and I don't want it to be ruined for being too tired and making a stupid move. 

        ...but we are independent contractors.  We are professionals. We manage our own time and our health. We are careful and consider for safety, both for ourselves and customers.

        Don't tell us how to do our job.