If your new Uber lied to you

RogerJS

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If you fell for the scam of making good money in the CV I'm sure your figuring it out now .. Uber /Lyft business sucks out here ! Maybe a year or two ago we could turn out a so so week but no longer !
Look at all these drivers within a few block area on a Thursday at 1:30 in the afternoon, unless you get really lucky with a long ride your averaging less then $7.00 an hour before your expenses which means your losing money ..sad.. and it's only going to get slower till mid October/ November
 

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mandreyka

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If you fell for the scam of making good money in the CV I'm sure your figuring it out now .. Uber /Lyft business sucks out here ! Maybe a year or two ago we could turn out a so so week but no longer !
Look at all these drivers within a few block area on a Thursday at 1:30 in the afternoon, unless you get really lucky with a long ride your averaging less then $7.00 an hour before your expenses which means your losing money ..sad.. and it's only going to get slower till mid October/ November
Wow....10 cars for every 1 ride
 

RogerJS

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Wow....10 cars for every 1 ride
And its worse this week .. I spoke to a couple of newbies today that said they are doing 2 or 3 rides in an 8 to 10 hour day .
Part of the problem is Lyft did a major recruitment in the past 6 months and there is at least as many Lyft's as Uber's out there . In the past a driver had to go to Riverside to sign up and inspection you can go anywhere in the desert now
 

mandreyka

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And its worse this week .. I spoke to a couple of newbies today that said they are doing 2 or 3 rides in an 8 to 10 hour day .
Part of the problem is Lyft did a major recruitment in the past 6 months and there is at least as many Lyft's as Uber's out there . In the past a driver had to go to Riverside to sign up and inspection you can go anywhere in the desert now
LOL. Why even drive
 

SB DRIVER

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I know nothing of driving in your area ,but there are always 8 cars on the driver screen . They are "salter cars ".They are there to give confidence to anyone thinking of hailing a car. I drive in Santa Barbara , always 8 cars .
 

RogerJS

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I know nothing of driving in your area ,but there are always 8 cars on the driver screen . They are "salter cars ".They are there to give confidence to anyone thinking of hailing a car. I drive in Santa Barbara , always 8 cars .
Sorry your incorrect...The system posts a max of 8 cars , if there are more then 8 cars it still only shows 8 ... And if there are less then 8 that number of cars are shown..
move your pax app address to a less busy area and you see less cars
 

RogerJS

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I stand corrected .Perhaps I was reacting to the comment of 10 cars per ride avail
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At the end of the day we all agree there are way too many drivers out there !
Working twice as hard for 1/2 the money from 2 years ago
 

Safe_Driver_4_U

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At the end of the day we all agree there are way too many drivers out there !
Working twice as hard for 1/2 the money from 2 years ago
good for Uber and the Billionaires very bad for the worker bees, ..but...hey U/L are progressive icons. They be truly in character of the limousine progressive democrats set, whining about income inequality and white privilege as they stiff their driver and get escorted away by their armed guards.
 

RogerJS

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Lots of cars but no problem pulling enough rides. Just keeps the surge down :frown:.
If the idiots would stay off line till it surged it would have been a great day ... not many of those in the desert
 

Matty760

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I still don't understand why any new drivers would still wanna drive when the commission is 25% or more, i mean wow
 

Norm22

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I'm retired. I drive to get out of the house, only drive a few hours on usually 3-4 days a week. It would be too many hours to support my fam by itself.
 

Sonoran Uber

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Here it is, around 2014 when started X charged $2.00 per mile & XL charged $2.90, I got 80% (fair income even with out surge & when it surged wow! made $500 in 2 hours once) flash forward 5 years later after the 'rate war' with lift in 2015. I quit when it hit around $85 cents per mile on x, about 6 months later I got a call form uber asking why I was not driving any longer, I simply stated ' you want me to drive a $45,000 car for $85 cents per mile? Then I started taking rides only when the surge was at 1.5 or higher, bottom line is you need to factor in the cost per mile it costs you to operate your vehicle not just fuel, our cost is $.70 per mile plus fuel, maint, repair & insurance so we need to make at least $1.50 per mile including the travel to pick up etc to show any determinable profit. I only take rides now when I can estimate that threshold of profit to be attained on each ride, if you do not you will not your 'real income' after all the expenses will be nil.
 

Sonoran Uber

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And the toll it takes on your body after over 10,0000 rides tells me do not do it unless you can see a rainbow a the end...
 
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