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  1. UbaBrah

    Uber as a pax is pretty expensive

    So on Saturday night I went to the cluuub and was of course one of the oldest dudes in the joint (sigh, one of the joys of having a way younger girlfriend). Anyway, we took a few Ubers to get around town and I really noticed for the first time how big a cut Uber takes. Three trips and we were up...
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    Dumbass pax who can't fasten their seat belt

    You ever get one of these? A pax who hasn't mastered this newfangled technology known as the safety belt. My car is dooting at the guy all down the road, to the point I had to pull over and help him click it. Then he acts like my car is all weird or different somehow. And of course a remark for...
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    Why would anyone do UberEats?

    I'm just curious, because although I've never signed up for it, it looks like a major hassle. It seems to me you're like an underpaid gopher where you can potentially get the blame for anything and everything along the way. Cold food, missing items, ingredients/allergens not as they should be...
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    Car broken down

    Well, that's me out of commission for at least 6 weeks. I have some pretty major repairs ahead (electronic throttle problems, ABS system, new wheel bearing etc). Looking like about $1300 or so, which is a huge bite out of my earnings so far. The timing couldn't be worse what with the holidays...
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    Prejudiced pax

    Any other people have problems being downrated for no real reason by other races? It's hard to believe this still happens in 2019, but all my low ratings (3 and under) have been from colored folks. I can tell because there is always a gap between my pings as I am in a slower market. Within...
  6. UbaBrah

    Flagging motivation

    I am really not feeling it lately. I keep going out less and less, dragging my feet each time. I start later, and finish earlier. Winter's coming so there are fewer rides. Fewer rides mean fewer surges, and in my case less tips because I find people to just be less outgoing in the cold. Plus...
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    Anyone ever watch To Catch A Predator?

    Man, this show kicked ass. I'm serious, it's probably my all-time favorite. It's older now, from the mid 2000s, but the memories live on in my mind. The premise was host Chris Hansen and a camera crew from NBC who set up shop in sting houses throughout the US. They would pretend to be minors on...
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    Deez @@@@@es mayng

    So I'm waiting between pings and suddenly I see this group of girls clustered around their friend who has fallen over, crazy drunk/passed out. They all look like they're really struggling so I go over to see if I can help and they're super rude and dismissive towards me. Totally disgusted at my...
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    Can't change my profile photo

    So I finally took a selfie where I don't look like I'm on the RSO list or haven't showered in a month (rare for an Uber driver pic) but the app won't let me upload it. If I click the little circle there is no opportunity to swap out the photo. Up until recently I used to be able to change pics...
  10. UbaBrah

    Why do so many ants avoid driving at night?

    99.9% of the time I find the drunks are fun, happy and easygoing. They tip great, they're friendly, they're not on a set schedule so they don't care about an extra minute longer, etc. Of course you can get a bad apple once in a blue moon but they're a major exception. Not to mention the surges...
  11. UbaBrah

    Never getting sticky surge

    I keep picking up a supposed sticky surge but I can't get another ping while it's active to save my life. I've tested this several times; the only time I'll get a new ride is if I go offline and basically forfeit the surge. What a bunch of bullshit. Anyone else having this problem?
  12. UbaBrah

    Bar pickups

    In my city there is a small area packed with lots of bars, clubs, etc. The night time crowd frequents it and the sheer number of people milling about there is crazy on any given Friday or Saturday night. So Uber has set things up in such a way that we go to "the Uber line" which is like a side...
  13. UbaBrah

    More Uber b/s

    One of the things I hate most about driving for Goober is when riders don't realize just how hard it is to try and please everybody. There seems to be this inference floating around that you're a mind reader and should know to get everything right for their individual situation 100% of the time...
  14. UbaBrah

    Deer in headlights pax

    I have a 6x6" light up Goober sign in my windshield for night time driving. It's bright blue, and visible from probably 100 feet. Yet when I pull up close to my riders they seem to just have no idea that I'm their Uber. They usually just kind of stand there with a vacant look on their face. Of...
  15. UbaBrah

    No surge at all on a busy Friday night

    Last night I was out from 7pm to 3am in a city of 150k people. It's a major college town, and predictably, all the kids were out drinking. All in all, I had 17 rides with 0 surges. The map was lit up, but never in my exact area. Granted I didn't go chasing it, my logic was that I'll inevitably...
  16. UbaBrah

    Still no feedback on ratings/trip issues

    So I was left a 1-star the other day by some college girl who was late for class. She ordered the Uber too late, it took me a few minutes to get to her, and then it took a full 9 minutes for a 0.7 mile trip due to gridlocked traffic. Why should we have to fear traffic conditions as part of our...
  17. UbaBrah

    Estimated quarterly taxes?

    HI all, I just started driving in the first week of September. Earned maybe $2800 so far. How do I do the quarterly tax thing, or do I not have to worry about that yet? Is it okay to just wait til the end of the year and then file my taxes in January, or is there anything else I need to do...
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