In the recent history of the world, there hasn't been a Company more ethically challenged than Uber, or more hated by the very workforce that allows it to exist.
I believe the views of the members on this forum reflect the overall feeling around the world of all Uber Drivers... It's always interesting to see the same exact concerns, and gripes from all over the US coast-to coast as well as from Europe, Asia, or Australia.
So, please take a minute or 2 and pick your top 3 choices of what you hate most about driving on the Uber platform.
Uber is scraping the bottom of the barrel right now in luring in more and more drivers to join the platform but keeping them on the road is an entirely different story. Sooner or later, they will come to realize that the only way they can keep existing is by taking better care of the drivers they already have instead of continuing to recruit a new army every week .
In the hope that the Uber Monitors on this forum take your...
I'm tired of being practical and would love a new car. I've been thinking about buying a Mercedes Cla class and then signing up for uber part time to pay it off monthly. I'm already a contractor for the U.S. Postal service and I live right next door, so no mileage going to work every day. Do you think this is a good idea? I just want to make $500 at the minimum every month. Second, how many hours would I have to work to reach my goal? And how much wear and tear (mileage) would it put on my vehicle?
Edit: To clarify, I'm a sub-contractor and I don't use my own vehicle working for the post office. I make $36k -42k a year
I picked up a female rider this morning in the wee hours. Firstly she had placed the pin on the other side of the neighborhood from where she actually was. When she called I could hear her slurring through the phone as she tried to clarify her location. I finally located her and got her into the car.
When I verified the destination address she had put into the app (which was obviously a residence) she said she had changed her mind and gave me the address of a strip club she had left her car at instead. Since it was 4 in the morning, I was pretty sure the place was not open. I inquired if she was meeting someone there and she said she was going to get her car and drive home (around 15 miles from the club).
I spent pretty much the entire ride trying to convince her that this was a terrible idea. I mentioned the possibility of DUI, hurting herself or someone else and was quickly dismissed with a "oh I have been doing this for over 8 years. It will be fine."
It really bothered me...
Some drivers like to tell others the 54c a mile you are allowed to deduct in 2016 (standard mileage deduction) is an accurate reflection of actual costs.
Oddly, these drivers then follow up with actual per mile costs just a fraction of the 54c.
My real world costs were 17c a mile in 2015.
What were yours? Please be honest so that we can establish a real world baseline for newbies.
Lots of Driver pushback in San Francisco in last few days. Drivers talking of strike, slowdown or working for Lyft or Carey Limo on Superbowl Sunday. Uber offering infamous "Uber Guarantee" (subsidy) that is difficult to collect because of all the conditions that go with getting the subsidy.
Driver's video of Protests at City Hall and other parts of the city, yesterday, Feb. 1, 2016
Media NBC coverage. Video
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