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  1. metal_orion

    Long trip dissapointment

    I should have known better and not have wasted my time on an out of state trip. Basically there is not compensation for doing this and drivers pretty much get paid less than the actual mileage of the trip. Never again! I would have scored better by just driving in the city.
  2. U

    Here's another beauty!

    Lot of action in this pic. This isn't the last one to come. When turning right into the pit, there's a brief blind spot to where you can't see northbound Drivers with a Green light traveling 30+ into the pit. I think the declivity from the top of this intersection and the Rosemont exhibition...
  3. pizza guy

    UP needs to separate spots fo burbs and city in Chicagoland.

    I've been doing this on and off for four years. I put in many hours trying to herd cats and organize drivers. The current Chicago ordinance would have been much worse without us. The fact remains that Chicago is two markets. There are city drivers wanting to avoid the suburbs and suburban...
  4. U

    Side by Side Comparison between the ever worsening Uber and Coast so Far Clear Lyft

    First off, my system is my system. It's what works for me. For the most part, it's opposite the mainstream. I use 5 of my 6 DFs during the highly concentrated AM rush. On good days, I get multi trips per DF. Perhaps this simple analysis wouldn't match cucumber to cucumber with your...
  5. bonum exactoris

    Uber plans to hire hundreds more in Chicago

    March 6 2019 Uber Technologies is searching the downtown office market for a big new space as it plans to hire hundreds of employees over the next year for its growing Uber Freight business. https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-uber-freight-expanding-chicago-20190304-story.html
  6. Berry mian

    Agree or disagree ??

    So as a Uber or Lyft drivers I think we need those changes Atlest I don’t care if we are not employe 1) mile rate should be $1.75 after Uber percentage 2) time rate should be $ 0.25 per mint after Uber take out 3) any trip over 15 miles. After 15 miles it should be times two automaticity...
  7. BOUNTE

    Drivers: Earn Extra Money Using BOUNTE, a New Lost and Found App

    People lose stuff all the time! Bags, jewelry, wallets, laptops. They post these lost items on the BOUNTE app and offer a reward. So how do you make extra money? Download BOUNTE in the app stores FOR FREE and it will notify you the second someone loses something within a mile of your current...
  8. DrinkSoda

    Chicago tax $ at work

    Recently got back into town and get seated at a restaurant for a bite to eat. Get a street view. After my order is taken a streets & san tow truck slowly pulls up. Car had 3 tickets and was parked in the metered area. My server tells me the car had been parked outside not moved since...
  9. Halfmybrain

    Skyline!

    Sometimes I want to ask out of town passengers to come up front to see the great view of the most magnificent skyline. For me this is often coming from the north side and the Westin wall is the least interesting of the approaches. (I always watch for the ascending vapor in winter months.) I...
  10. BurgerTiime

    Moron robs person at gunpoint and uses stolen phone to order UberEats

    This is some level of stupid https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/uber-eats-app-stolen-phone-armed-robbery/amp/ A man was denied bail Saturday after he allegedly robbed someone at gunpoint and then used the stolen phone to deliver food to himself—thereby alerting authorities to his location...
  11. L

    Flex full time??

    New here. Is there anyone who is able to deliver for Amazon Flex full time in the Chicago-Lisle area? Is it possible??
  12. BurgerTiime

    3,480 Chicago taxis are in foreclosure and ride share drivers are not much better

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-chicago-taxi-ride-share-drivers-limit-20181030-story,amp.html Drivers representing Chicago Rideshare Advocates and Cab Drivers United plan to rally at City Hall on Wednesday morning, calling for regulations similar to those recently enacted in New...
  13. pizza guy

    Update on the senseless murder of a Driver

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-uber-driver-killed-teen-girl-charged-juvenile-detention-20181023-story.html
  14. UberPug

    In-App messaging HELP

    Ok, this is a little humorous but can turn in2 n trying to avoid a black satire situation! So, b4 I pick up some1 (only) from a busy place - I usually text my eta n describe my car. W/ a recent pickup, I had my voice to text on (always hands-free lol) n unfortunately my satellite radio was...
  15. Halfmybrain

    Chicago brainiacs

    There is a lot of intention behind city planning. Knowing the rules and constants helps me as a driver. Here's one just out of curiosity. Why are streets on the south side generally referred to by number (72nd Street, 72nd Place), while on the north side, chiefly by name (Touhy Ave, Chase Ave)?
  16. pizza guy

    LSD speeding tickets

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-biz-lake-shore-drive-speeding-20180822-story.html Looks like they are targeting only the fastest and most dangerous drivers, but still amazing how many there are.
  17. Dan Ryan

    New Pay Period: Why?

    It appears as if Uber has shifted the pay period. The pay period now ends on Tuesday at Noon. The pay shows up in our accounts that Tuesday night -- heading into early Wednesday morning. I did get an in-app message alerting me of the switch. But, was a bit confused about how this new set-up...
  18. B

    Driving in Chicago

    I live in Valparaiso, but work in Chicago. I want to drive in Chicago, but Uber tells me I can only register in one city. So if I change my city to Chicago, does that mean I can’t drive in Indiana anymore?
  19. B

    Driving in Chicago

    Can someone please help me out.....I live in Valparaiso but as most of you know there aren’t very many opportunities there. I want to drive in Chicago as this is where I also work. Uber tells me that I have to switch my city and I can only register in one city. So if I change my city to Chicago...
  20. pizza guy

    Did things improve this week?

    Has anybody else noticed a significant improvement this past week? Out here in the suburbs Uber was pretty pathetic all summer but I think things are finally back to somewhat normal with kids back in school, college students back, and more business travelers on the road.
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