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I was asked to quit driving for Uber.

Discussion in 'Quit' started by mariasuber, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. mariasuber

    mariasuber Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles,Ca
    Driving:
    UberX
    It’s been fun driving in Los Angeles! Love the night life and perky energetic passengers who can carry on a intellectualy stimulating conversation for the entire trip. I won’t forget a few. ;). I won’t miss the times parking enforcement made me wet my pants! ( flashing roof lights behind me) passengers get a chuckle. I sure won’t miss the inebriated and The pen.

    It’s been very difficult and hard on my body. I find myself frequently needing to run / jog around the block to stave off mental exhaustion and body aches.

    I wish you all good luck. Keep it real in the forums.

    Update: 1/3/18 I was hired today, working in downtown Los Angeles.

    FYI: rates in Los Angeles are low. Base fare $ 0.00 per mile .96 , per minute .11 cents. This is before Uber fees.
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2018
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  2. Fubernuber

    Fubernuber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nyc
    Best decision one can ever make is to deactivate uber from their phone
     
  3. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Is that Los Angeles, CA, or Los Angeles, Argentina?
     
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  4. Over/Uber

    Over/Uber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, OR
    Who axed you to quit, someone important in your life who is worried about you and your safety?
     
  5. UbingInLA

    UbingInLA Well-Known Member

    Location:
    WLA
    How long did you last? Curious
     
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  6. mariasuber

    mariasuber Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles,Ca
    Driving:
    UberX
    do you mean, uninstall? Done.

    Family thinks fellow drivers are sociopaths. I was using the Los Angeles forum to get industry tips on where and when to drive.

    I drove 2 weeks in denver. About 2 weeks in Los Angeles. Drivers in LA are tough! I dont know how anyone could drive for low rates and not have a bleak outlook.

    I see these LAX drivers are rough as nails. I come home I am drained.actially I am seriously drained.
     
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  7. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    It is difficult to understand why so many people drive when you consider the low rates, car depreciation, danger and stress all combined.
     
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  8. UberHammer

    UberHammer Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Between the saw and nails
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    This is a natural result of doing UberX and UberPool.
     
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  9. Fubernuber

    Fubernuber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nyc
    I think what you notice is people who normally work hard for minimum wage flipping burgers progress to a little more than minimum wage driving cars.
     
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  10. mariasuber

    mariasuber Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles,Ca
    Driving:
    UberX
    Well I can relate. Recently laid off from work. Desperation will do that.
     
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  11. oscardelta

    oscardelta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Miami, FL
    Overall, the burger-flipping is a better gig which would be more lucrative over the long run.
     
  12. Misaelz28

    Misaelz28 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los angeles
    I tried working a 9 to 5 but after driving over 2 years I had to quit that 9to 5 job, I love my own hours and sleep well
     
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  13. nash801

    nash801 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    sf
    Driving:
    UberX
    Because they are stupid
     
  14. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    Does that mean mean the more you drive the stupider you are?
     
  15. Fubernuber

    Fubernuber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nyc
    If you are driving uber with the goal of driving uber in the future then yes you are awfully dumwitted
     
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  16. 1.5xorbust

    1.5xorbust Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Diego
    I think the less you drive the less stupider you are.
     
  17. mariasuber

    mariasuber Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles,Ca
    Driving:
    UberX
    You want to see stupid? Look at the Los Angeles forum. Somethings not right. They talk about farts, ducks, photoshop earnings, multiple screen names and somethings not right. Drivers claiming they drive in multiple cities 1000 miles apart simultaneously. No wonder Uber is often in the headlines with misbehaving drivers. Absolutely no talk connected to increasing your pay. Just personal bs. Lots of Youtube videos with young boys content.

    Few screws loose, Off the rocker forum members.

    Edit: I just read it’s possible to have Uber company employees posting in these forums. That explains a lot. Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
  18. Steve2967

    Steve2967 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    PA
    It’s more difficult to understand following and posting on a driver forum when you don’t drive?

    Lonely?

    Is it more or less dumb than actively posting on a driver forum when you don’t drive?

    Asking for a friend.
     
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  19. Fubernuber

    Fubernuber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Nyc
    Most of them think like socialists. Everyone makes the same. Doctors make the same as drivers. Now drivers make the same minimum wage as burger flippers. To cali progressives its progress.
     
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  20. RedANT

    RedANT Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SEA & MCO
    Driving:
    UberX
    Viability of driving for Uber depends largely on what other options people have.

    An example... my current week stats:

    Hours on Uber platform: 36.1 (6 days, driving from 4a-10a)
    Earnings: $874.80
    Trips: 60

    Gross per trip: $14.58
    Gross per hour: $24.23

    Expenses: $168.87 /wk

    Car payment: $249.00 /mo or $63.00 /wk
    Full insurance coverage + rideshare rider from USAA: $87.45 /mo or $21.87 /wk
    Gas: 3 tanks per week @$28.00 = $84.00

    $874.80 - 168.87 = $705.93 week NET
    $705.93 / 36.1 hrs = $19.55 /hr NET

    Not included in calculations: $42.00 in cash tips

    Is it great money? NO. It is, however, better than the current available earning options that many drivers have to choose from.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2017
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