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Uber turned me on!

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Danny3xd, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    Just got the text from Das Uber and background check went threw! (Told em I had one, sheesh)

    I started the process last year but couldn't sign in and stuck with just lyft.

    But anyway, I am mightily impressed with the app and webinars! Seriously, leaps and bounds over Lyft's app.

    That and finding pertinent information, so far, has been a snap! I really like the look, feel and function. I have yet to do a ride but am excited. On a good day, I only do 4 or 5 lyfts from around 6am until noonish.

    LoL, OK. Begin the bemoaning. With tales of poverty, bad company practices and depreciation! But oh, the humanity (and deprecation!) Snicker.

    But I really are excited. Spend more time sitting than driving now. With it cold and driving a Prius. I use the same amount of gas either way
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
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  2. Blackout 702

    Blackout 702 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Shill!!! Owner! Employee! Apologist! Undercover Uber agent provocateur!
     
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  3. ChortlingCrison

    ChortlingCrison Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Westwood
    Go get em Tiger!!
     
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  4. tohunt4me

    tohunt4me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    new orleans , la.
    Don't get jealous
     
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  5. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    I guess the chimp is right if ya really think about it. LOL!

    (and I had to look up "apologist" 2 funny, fuzzy!
     
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  6. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    Yeah, Buddy!

    LoL
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    Talk to me in a week, I know but really am excited
     
  7. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    Where are the voices of doom, gloom and corporate evil doing?
    Not one lament on car depreciation!?

    Seriously, you guys are slipping.
     
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  8. GalinMcMahon

    GalinMcMahon Active Member

    Location:
    Portland
    Good luck. I hope you can make it to that magical $10 an hour mark!
     
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  9. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    Adding to my Lyft take home. I was hoping for $11, Galin. lol''

     
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  10. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    Forgot to say. While at the greenlite station, they gave me 4 cases of water. When I went in, L was wondering why guys were walking out with em. They signed up 4 other guys (they were all male) in the 14 minutes I was there.

    Kinda worried me. But this is the life we have chosen!
     
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  11. mghtyred

    mghtyred Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LOS ANGELES
    They're still giving out water over there? Wow. All I can say is good luck.
     
  12. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    Thanks, MGHT. Hope they don't think I will keep that up. It is the sniffle, cough & sneeze season here in CT. Following Karen Stein's advice, I have been offering cough-drops. Huge hit and kinda cool to offer comfort. I just don't wanna pay for it, LoL
     
  13. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    First day with Uber went awesome! I really enjoyed it. And my very first passenger tipped me $4 bucks, lol. I explained to him what a sore spot this was with a lot of drivers and seemed to amuse him. Just luck of the draw, I'm sure but every pax was interesting and fun.

    I did double the rides and $ as I do for lyft in the same time. It was Sunday So maybe that has something to do with it.
    Just all around, a great first experience.

    I had thought it would be busier but pretty much the same deal as Lyft. (I do enjoy lyft) But the app is just so much better, far and away. I kept the 5* throughout the 9 rides. Only 2 folks rated. But unlike lyft, you can see the comments if something was/is amiss. Can't fix or ignore an issue ya don't know about. Kind of a sticking point with me, about lyft. 4.* and dunno why. I wrote and asked but still didn't see exactly what was the problem or exact comments. But I still really like Lyft.

    A day or 2 later, got a text from Uber saying thank you and that I was in the top 10% for CT that day. Made me enjoy a good day even more. (But give me time, snork!

    This gig, side hustle is perfect for me and I Really enjoy it. But lyft's not being more forthcoming with why after 87 rides, I still have mashugana *'s was really frustrating and taking the wind out of my sails. Guess that seems silly but I am very mission oriented and failing with out a way to address it was really, really bothersome.

    Then yesterday, Got a text invite to the greenlite station in Hartford for a"how-to" For the app, where to try and find the best locations, "tips for the road" etc.

    Just all around, very professional and good experience.

    :D
     
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  14. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    Oh, and the little (not so little) side perks and discounts from Uber uber are better. Just seems all around better thought out and exicuted in a more professional manner.

    Not that I plan on ditching or think badly of lyft. Just musing, I guess.
     
  15. Drivincrazy

    Drivincrazy Active Member

    Location:
    Las Vegas, NV
    Driving:
    Lyft
    Chat with us in 2K rides....
     
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  16. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
    You're right. The honeymoon phase, fer sure.

    But I really do enjoy this "work" and all of it fits my needs perfectly. The turn the app on and work. Off and stop, is awesome. My courier biz, ya have to take the phone into the restroom, answer at 3 am and ya go to the bottom of the list if ya miss a call.

    'Ya gotta hurry. It needs to be there in 8 minutes" It's a 2 hr drive in a snow storm...

    Nope, this works out great for me.
     
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  17. LevittownPa

    LevittownPa Active Member

    LMAO
     
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  18. Danny3xd

    Danny3xd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Hartford
  19. Grahamcracker

    Grahamcracker Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Honolulu, HI
    When you run out, you should go get more from them. Lol
     

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