Driver Push AGAIN - UGH

My question is this. If everyone is so disappointed in the rates. Why are still you driving? Not trying to be critical. I am actually very interested in the answer. While I understand the frustration, I wonder if people are that unhappy then why continue?
 

Reversoul

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My question is this. If everyone is so disappointed in the rates. Why are still you driving? Not trying to be critical. I am actually very interested in the answer. While I understand the frustration, I wonder if people are that unhappy then why continue?
New members like to ask this question a lot.
 

PTCGUY

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My question is this. If everyone is so disappointed in the rates. Why are still you driving? Not trying to be critical. I am actually very interested in the answer. While I understand the frustration, I wonder if people are that unhappy then why continue?
I have wondered the same thing and I am not a new member.
 

Reversoul

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So, the answer is? LOL

Just seems to me the "Sit and *****" mentality never really gets someone anywhere.
You want me to give an answer as to why other people think and feel the way they do? If I had that talent I wouldn't be driving for uber...I'd be getting paid to read minds and reveal people's future.

I hated driving people around so I put my focus on uber delivery. I still drive a few pax each day, but I mainly just deliver.

I'm a low voltage tech by trade. I was installing video surveillance, fire alarm systems, access control, voice and data, etc before I got seriously injured. I don't want to go into detail about it, but I can't do that kind of work anymore. Heck, I can barely do this gig without pain. I was doing a lot of installs in commercial and government buildings. I even installed some fire alarm systems in some of the new facilities at ksu.

Anyway, I made a choice to go back to school so I can do low voltage programming. It pays very well and it doesn't involve carrying heavy spools of wire and 12 foot ladders.

I don't think we are compensated fairly by uber, but I still do it because of the flexibility. I'm only in my 30's so I feel I have plenty of time to rectify my situation.
 

nomad_driver

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My question is this. If everyone is so disappointed in the rates. Why are still you driving? Not trying to be critical. I am actually very interested in the answer. While I understand the frustration, I wonder if people are that unhappy then why continue?
I'm disappointed when ever I have to any kind of work, but it has to get done. I'm a currency trader and I relate it to fishing. After I set up my rod and reel and cast the bait out I do a lot of waiting for that fish to bite. I do my market analysis when I'm at home and then I go drive. I have an app on my phone that lets me know when the fish is about to bite and I execute the trade in between uber rides. So for now as much as uber business practices annoy then hell out of me it fits what I need right now.
 
You want me to give an answer as to why other people think and feel the way they do? If I had that talent I wouldn't be driving for uber...I'd be getting paid to read minds and reveal people's future.

I hated driving people around so I put my focus on uber delivery. I still drive a few pax each day, but I mainly just deliver.

I'm a low voltage tech by trade. I was installing video surveillance, fire alarm systems, access control, voice and data, etc before I got seriously injured. I don't want to go into detail about it, but I can't do that kind of work anymore. Heck, I can barely do this gig without pain. I was doing a lot of installs in commercial and government buildings. I even installed some fire alarm systems in some of the new facilities at ksu.

Anyway, I made a choice to go back to school so I can do low voltage programming. It pays very well and it doesn't involve carrying heavy spools of wire and 12 foot ladders.

I don't think we are compensated fairly by uber, but I still do it because of the flexibility. I'm only in my 30's so I feel I have plenty of time to rectify my situation.
Love the response! I wish I could read minds too. I totally get it.

For my part. My real job provides for me. I am in my early 40's and my kids are grown. My wife works and goes to school full time so I have a ton of idle time on my hands. Instead of playing Xbox all day. I choose to do something productive. So, I guess that makes me one of the part-time soul stealing wretches that full-time drivers hate.

I completely agree about the compensation. I do think there is room to grow back to the higher rates. However, with Uber and Lyft tied in this rate war. It will take the business climate to change a bit for it to happen.
 

UberHoax

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My question is this. If everyone is so disappointed in the rates. Why are still you driving? Not trying to be critical. I am actually very interested in the answer. While I understand the frustration, I wonder if people are that unhappy then why continue?
I have injury as well and cannot work set schedules. Sometimes it's so bad I have to cancel just before I pick the person up. Other days I cannot work at all. I usually just work a few hours a day.
 

UberHoax

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I'm disappointed when ever I have to any kind of work, but it has to get done. I'm a currency trader and I relate it to fishing. After I set up my rod and reel and cast the bait out I do a lot of waiting for that fish to bite. I do my market analysis when I'm at home and then I go drive. I have an app on my phone that lets me know when the fish is about to bite and I execute the trade in between uber rides. So for now as much as uber business practices annoy then hell out of me it fits what I need right now.
I used to trade when I worked in an office. That combination works well... have u tried trading while employed in an office? There are companies you can work through for short term or longer length projects.
 

Reversoul

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I have injury as well and cannot work set schedules. Sometimes it's so bad I have to cancel just before I pick the person up. Other days I cannot work at all. I usually just work a few hours a day.
We always practiced safety first and running wire in 80 foot ceilings was not uncommon. But on one seemingly normal day, I was doing something I had done a thousand times before with no issues and I slipped trying to clip my harness.

I was working my way up in the company. I was on my way to being a project manager. I'm terribly afraid of heights now because of it.

Anyway, enough of this sob story. Things happen for a reason I hope. I think I have a bright future ahead. I just need to stay focused and keep driving. Some days my spine hurts so bad I can barely get in and out of my car...and that's with pain meds. I think it just makes me stronger though.
 
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