Discussion in 'Home Counties, UK' started by essexman, Oct 12, 2016.
guys can you pls tell me if there is enough work in Barking/Dagenham/Romford/Upminster/Rainham area in the evenings and weekends?
I work part time and mostly do the City and surrounding areas, but don't really like that area. Thinking of cctv and all restrictions, makes me a bit paranoid, lolz
Yesterday dropped off to Tilbury got ping before I even light my ciggy up! Went to Brentford! So yes work is everywhere!
Well good luck essexman hope you dont get many ducker cabbies in here.
Wish u good luck
Essex area is my one of my favourite places at the weekend! the pings are quite often and the roads are empty!
Hi do you now any good local office to work for and allso do did you work or now anything about cab office. Cald atlas cars in romford and is it a busy area. Many thank im new. To ph I originaly wanted to work for uber but got rejected tanks
I know Atlas cars and the owner I used to work for Mayflower cars they was rent based but and I found them the busiest at the time but that was 10 years ago I think Atlas is rent also.
Was busy last night think there was just as much surge as London mostly Brentwood but if you get job into London your normally stuck there.
Might be looking to rent my Galaxy out next year if you want to try XL out lot cheaper than rental firms and already registered with Uber Jan will be quite but guess being new might be best time to start if your have you done PH before ?
Have you worked out your costs?
For nearly all people, it is not worth doing Uber part time.
'Here and there' sounds like part time. Working 'here and there' regularly sounds like regular part time.
If you have worked out your costs correctly, then next you have to factor in only taking on average £12 per hour or even less after Uber take their 25% cut.
Earlier in the thread you mentioned renting a car. Usually you can only hire a car per a whole week. That is at least £180 per week.
Let's say you work here and there averaging 20 hours per week.
20hrs x £12 = £240
- £180 car rental
- £30 fuel
- car cleaning and miscellaneous costs £15
£240 earnings minus £225 costs.
. . . Take home pay £15 for 20 hours work.
That is 75p per hour.
"Here and there" = part time.
What are your costs then?
What are your costs then?
I am an experienced Uber driver. I'm just warning you about the costs vs the low earnings available with Uber. As you say you have no experience of the private hire trade/taxi/Uber, I am telling you this for your sake.
You have not been forthcoming with your costs, that is fair enough, up to you.
As an experienced Uber driver myself, I already know your costs probably may not add up.
There are ways to possibly save money which people could share with you. It seems as though you think you know everything already.
Best of luck to you though.
Well, you are wrong about the costs and wrong about me not being an Uber driver.
Yes, there are some black cab drivers on this forum running Uber down, and I don't blame them. They still know what they are talking about though.
On the flip side of the coin, there are fake accounts which are created to promote Uber on this forum and other places online. Your account will be under suspicion.
On that basis, can you believe anybody?
An experienced driver can spot a faker a mile off.
One thing that doesn't lie is the numbers. Do the maths.
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