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What do Uber drivers do between rides?

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TonyAlmeida
1139 Rider
 Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

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    JavierX
    202 Driver
     10 months ago

    I assume you are referring to slow times. We generally pull over, and read, talk to friends, etc. It's a nice quiet time where we get to do what we want. It's quite a perk of this job.

    I am a loner and I enjoy these times. Play iPhone games, read a book, catch up with friends over the phone, etc. Some of my friends write books, work on origamis, lift, etc.

    This is a great question because some people are very creative. I have heard of people who park at a park or playground, and lie down on the grass, go to tracks to do laps...

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    DonutDrivers
    239 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    I just park and stare at the phone for to buzz.  sad, I know.  oh, i also occasionally look for surge areas.

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    DriveMeToTheMoon
    285 Driver Driver
     10 months ago

    Between Uber rides, I give Lyft rides.  vice versa.

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      EjiEzeEze
      321 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      Hahaha, clever. and a good answer. I try to only be out only for surge times so hopefully I don't have much down time

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    DonutDrivers
    239 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

    I play iPhone games.   Like a lot.   Stay away from pay to play games, because then i'd be losing money on my shift.  I am actually serious about this.  That's the rule.

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    RPaulson
    551 Driver
     1 year ago

    Never drive around.  Just pull over, open up a newspaper and wait.  Don't wanna be wasting gas and mileage.   

    just read.  email, book, whatever

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    LCarpenter
    220 Rider Driver
     10 months ago

    I listen to podcast. 

    Ever since my wife got me a FitBit, I try to get steps. Park somewhere (if not in a city) and walk around the block.

    and I resist the urge to play phone games. waste of time and money.

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    StuffinMuffin
    828 Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    i do day trading.

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      RelaxedRecliner
      57
       1 year ago

      I polish spoons.

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        HemiDodge
        360
         1 year ago

        I am cleaning up puke between my rides.

        actually, on a serous note, after every ride, I do tidy up the car, maybe vacuum using my portable, and check for stuff.  Water bottle in the cupolders, etc.  I drive in Phoenix.  Black.

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          eForceX77
          110
           1 year ago

          I mediated and imagine I am getting bukus of rides and surges.

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    CasPer
    325 Rider
     1 year ago

    I am not a driver, but if I drove one, I would knit!

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    ShamedJames
    97
     1 year ago

    i work in a semi suburban area.  i sometimes just go home, keep the driver app on, and do whatever i do at home.  when i get a request i jump out and go for the pick up.  not sure if this is allowed or not.

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      DWang02
      105 Rider
       10 months ago

      Umm.  Probably not.

      Then again, I'd like to know where it says it's not allowed.