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What was it like driving for Lyft and Uber between 2013 and 2015???

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21 Driver
 Posted 4 years, 8 months ago

I heard it was the heydey for drivers in Los Angeles.  Crazy amounts of money off surges etc.  What were the positives and negatives of this time period?


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    291 Driver Driver
     4 years ago

    Legends were born when many drivers  were running stores from the back of their cars and sold everything from hang bags, jewelry to hard drugs and prostitutes. Wild days. 


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    224 Driver
     4 years ago

    I remember how there were no rules and policies about a lot of things and Uber/Lyft tried to keep it that way, essentially trying to push down the liability on the drivers themselves.

    There were no rules or guidelines on:

    - Gun possessions

    - Car seats for babies

    - How long the drivers had to wait for pick up.

    - Selling stuff in your car.  Advertising in side the car. 

    - Bringing friends, family, and friends with you while driving

    - You could drive wherever you wanted. Some people would drive cross country - go wherever the wind takes them - just by working for Lyft

    Those were good times.

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       4 years ago

      I remember riding in an Uber with a couple back when you could have other people tag along. They were doing a quick Uber trip while waiting for the half time to be over on their girls soccer game LOL

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     4 years ago

    With Lyft, people used to sit in the front seat. 

    My local Lyft guy used to bring us weed.

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     4 years ago

    Following - such an interesting question.

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    275 Rider
     4 years ago

    It’s the days full of glitches and holes in their campaigns that real wild things would happen.  You can get whack-out returns.  You’d see 10x surges (in some countries they claimed to have seen 50x) and crazy pricing. 

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    236 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    I didn't drive in LA but I drove east coast. It was easy to make money. The market for drivers was not saturated like it is now. It felt like you could quit your job and make a nice living driving for Uber, being your own boss. Uber was the good guy. Good times. Mid to high five figures was possible if you drove a lot. I knew it wouldn't last.

    A lot of people figured that out real quick and joined in. So here we are.