Hello, first timer here. I just joined Uber and Lyft after debating it for over 2 years. I wanted to make some extra money. I have been reading a lot of posts and have done a lot of math. The most insightful ones are about the money being made coming out of the equity of your car. You really have to work the system get make the math work and it is hard to pull off every night. Hell my very first ride request was 14 mins out to Haslet to drive some teens (18, I verified) a mile down the road. Lesson learned. But I knew most of this coming in. I am doing it to bring in my equity to put against larger loans, like my house. I make a good 6 figure salary but have 3 days weekends. Sometimes I want to get out and drive around and see the city I grew up in for 40 years and meet some interesting people. I do feel very bad for those in this economy that this may be one of the few chances for a decent living (sic) or to get just ahead on come bills. I wish there was a way to make this type of job better. The no tipping option for Uber is really inexcusable. In the end if every driver switched to Lyft and refused to drive for Uber then riders would have to switch to Lyft. All I can say is that it will take a concerted effort. Drivers will have to pick a week or a day and let all their riders know that on that day only Lyft will be working. A few of these and Uber will cave to the pressure or riders will start using Lyft more. In the end Uber and Lyft are working hard to get rid of us and will succeed. How long will we even be needed? Anyways, enough of my rambling. Happy to be part of the community!