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  1. Mista T

    Nice Sunday ride

    Pickup in Wilsonville. Young couple wanting to go to that amusement park in Sellwood. That's a nice long drive, I'm happy with it... We arrive and the place is deserted. Look on website, it says open 1-4. Time: 2pm. Ain't no one around. Bummer! "Driver? Do you know where Pioneer Place is? We...
  2. Mista T

    Driver meet up ?

    For the people who are interested in meeting, are you more interested in a morning, noon-ish, or afternoon or evening meetup? Cast your vote, let me know yet thoughts. I'm thinking next Wed or Thurs since its so slow during the week days.
  3. Mista T

    First week, stats

    Okay people, here are my stats for last week: * since no one else has mentioned they are tracking anything, there's no point in me explaining how to get the numbers. * these numbers are from Jan 1st thru Sunday night. they do NOT include NYE, which I already reported in a separate thread...
  4. Mista T

    My dessert tonight

    Couldn't pass it up!
  5. Mista T

    Staying positive on a slow night

    Unbelievably slow tonight! In the spirit of positivity, here are some reasons to be thankful for the slowness: . Traffic is awesome right now . Didn't get summoned to Moda, not once . My brain doesn't hurt thinking about how to spend all that money I didn't make . No service dogs, no drunks...
  6. Mista T

    Free BK meals for life?

    Man has lunch a local Burger King, almost a daily thing for him. Uses restroom, ends up getting locked in for an hour. After he's out, the manager promised a free meal every time he came in. They kept the promise for 2 weeks, then corporate says No more. Suing for the cost of a free meal for...
  7. Mista T

    NYE stats

    Over 10 hours put in. About 1 hr was complete online dead time or dead miles. Including those, I averaged $49/hr gross. Grossed over $500 total. $3.37/ mile driven 3 tips on Uber for $5 total, out of 20-25 rides. 7 Lyft tips for $28 total out of 10-15 rides. Lyft was 38% of my rides but 29%...
  8. Mista T

    Just another average slow night

    Lots of people still out of town. Traffic is light, that's a positive, but rides are fewer. Uber showing a surge of $7.50 at the airport, yet there are 56-60 cars in the queue. Fake surge? Why yes, I think so. Almost killed a pedestrian downtown. Dumbo decides to cross Broadway with almost...
  9. Mista T

    Anyone want to track their numbers with me?

    A few times now I have tracked numbers for a month and posted them here week by week. Has anyone found this useful? Does anyone want to track numbers with me? Was thinking of 4 weeks of tracking, starting with Monday. If no one gives a crap I will quit wasting cyberspace with my stats.
  10. Mista T

    Portland meet up?

    Anyone want to meet up? I'm thinking Tuesday 11am near 20th and Sandy. If enough people are interested I've got a specific location in mind. Possible topics: - taking advantage of the new rates - working the flat rate surge for best profit - general Q and A I have a meeting at 1pm nearby that...
  11. Mista T

    The surge games continue with Uber

    Was in Vancouver just across the river from the airport. Did a drop off. Uber showed a flat dollar surge at PDX of $15. Wow, that's worth driving there for! Lyft showed 6 or 8 cars in the Q. With the 'new and improved' surge, it should stay there 3x longer, right? So I head to 205. Halfway over...
  12. Mista T

    Homeless solution

    I've got it... send the homeless to Sauvies Island! Denmark to Banish Migrants to Tiny Remote Island...
  13. Mista T

    Driver beaten up

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.kgw.com/amp/article%3Fsection%3Dnews%26subsection%3Dlocal%26headline%3Dlyft-driver-out-of-work-after-being-beaten-by-racist-passenger%26contentId%3D283-620620045&ved=2ahUKEwivodu3hIffAhX2HjQIHWKaAZkQqUMwCHoECAoQJQ&usg=AOvVaw1MDuPKRy...
  14. Mista T

    The math of the paycut

    Let's do some math and figure out what the actual damage will be to us. I am only going to do the math on Uber X/regular Lyft. This math does not include Base Pay of $.94, and it does not include the mythical surge, or quests, or gas, or the inevitable flat tire. If you are driving at an...
  15. Mista T

    New rates

    What a bunch 0f …. Uber can go @@@@ themselves.
  16. Mista T

    Just got the email

    Uber is hitting Portland with a double whammy very soon. Changing surge to a flat dollar rate AND Cutting distance pay while increasing time pay. @@@@ me.
  17. Mista T

    In case someone wasn't sure

    Was this billboard really necessary?
  18. Mista T

    When you don't make enough driving to pay for gasoline

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://amp.clickondetroit.com/news/national/video-man-sets-himself-and-van-on-fire-while-trying-to-siphon-gas-in-portland&ved=2ahUKEwjE4aLE9ejeAhXbHDQIHXhBBOoQqUMwB3oECAEQIQ&usg=AOvVaw0FuRJncyq4hVNK2LDEyKyg Life rule #133: when stealing gas...
  19. Mista T

    No more scooters for a while

    Looks like they are going bye bye for a while...
  20. Mista T

    Pop quiz

    Okay Portlanders, here is todays pop quiz. Without looking up the answers, can you fill in the blanks? In 1845 when Portland was being named, the two founders (Asa __________ and Francis ____________) both wanted to name the city after their home town back east. Francis was from Portland Maine...
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