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grayspinner

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I recently started driving for UberX in the Raleigh area. Thought I'd join the community to get some pointers.

I'm making enough money to justify driving, I like the flexibility. I'm a mid-forties mom to 4 (two graduated, two still at home) and like that I can use Uber to make money off of trips in already making into Raleigh, during time I normally would have spent waiting. I do wish the fares were higher, but I am still profiting after my calculated expenses.

I also wish the app navigation was better, sometimes I have trouble finding my riders.
 

bgftp29

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I'm new to Uber too. I find that UberX is a great Part-Time job. I've had good luck with most of my riders. Found a great deal on tiny waters and they seem to be a hit with passengers. I've noticed that most of my riders are under 40 and are very polite. Only had a few cash tips. Have you had any problems with people since you starting driving?
 

grayspinner

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The biggest problem I've had is not being able to locate riders from their pins in the more dense areas. But I read a suggestion to text them and ask what building/business they are in front of, which would help a lot.

I had a creepy dude try persistently to hit on me mid-day on a Sunday. He used complimenting my nails as an excuse to grab at my hands. Just no dude. Luckily I've got plenty of experience brushing off unwanted attention.

I'm not giving out water - I'm interested in maximizing my $. I did grab a bag of lifesavers cause I had a coupon & they were on sale, I'll give them to folks who might need some peppermint to settle their stomach.
 

bgftp29

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Agh, haven't had anyone flirt with me, how uncomfortable.

After reading this page the best advice I've seen on locating people is drive to the pin and wait.

I cancelled on a customer after waiting 10 mins. 10 mins after that another request from the same pax. This pax turned out to be a bad fare but I made an extra $5.00 on his first cancelled trip.

He was so drunk he didn't even notice I was the same driver. He went from all angry about his ex wife to almost crying when I dropped him off at home.



Question: Can you end a ride at anytime if you feel something isn't right?
 

grayspinner

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The problem finding riders is more a technical/maps issue than a rider issue. Sometimes I get a range of addresses because they are in a parking lot or in a cluster of stores. A quick text before I begin driving to them in those cases has helped a lot.

I'm sure you CAN end a ride whenever you need to, your ratings may suffer but that may or may not matter.

I tend not to drive after 10/11pm so I have less issues with drunks.
 

bgftp29

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Haven't done the drunks yet. Everyone says you make a lot of money but this isn't my primary income. I like my quite afternoon pax and sunday please take me home cause I had a wild night customers
 

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