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Just told boss to stick it. Starting Uber in Los Angeles this week. Help appreciated!!

Discussion in 'People' started by Paxilguy, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. Paxilguy

    Paxilguy New Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Any tips from los angeles drivers appreciated.
     
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  2. poopy

    poopy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SoCal
    Driving:
    UberX
    Too late for help if you quit a real job to Uber.

    I will post the suicide hotline number in a couple weeks.
    :)
     
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  3. SharedRideTruther

    SharedRideTruther Active Member

    Location:
    Charlotte
    Driving:
    UberPLUS
    that was mean, but funny.
     
  4. UberNorthStar

    UberNorthStar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern Burbs of Houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Go back to the job, apologize, and ask for your position back. What you have heard or read about earnings while driving on the Uber app is more advertising fraud.

    Motherly advice.
     
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  5. Paxilguy

    Paxilguy New Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Well in my defense I did not quit a real job to Uber. I quit a real job and I am going to Uber.
     
  6. UberXTampa

    UberXTampa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tampa
    Driving:
    UberX


    Good Luck!

    I hope you don't go back to Mr. Dinky.
     
  7. Paxilguy

    Paxilguy New Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Can a person at least clear a hundred bucks a day in los Angeles?
     
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  8. observer

    observer Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    long beach
    You can make up to 500 dllrs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2015
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  9. Paxilguy

    Paxilguy New Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
  10. observer

    observer Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    long beach
    Just ask Lawrence.
     
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  11. DB2448

    DB2448 Active Member

    Location:
    Roseville

    From the Sacramento area, but hang out around Hotels and housing developments between 1pm and 6pm. Included an attachment that shows what happened when I did that for a few hours. Keep in mind the markets are different.
     

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  12. Amsoil Uber Connect

    Amsoil Uber Connect Well-Known Member

    Location:
    IE/OC Uber/Lyft
    Should a; Kept your job first.

    Could a; read this site first.

    Would a; done it differently if I only knew first.
     
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  13. UberXTampa

    UberXTampa Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Tampa
    Driving:
    UberX
    I don't know LA Market, but ....

    Don't drink too much liquids on busy nights!
     
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  14. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I'm afraid that while tips may be appreciated, they are not required
    - and are discouraged entirely by Uber.
     
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  15. Another Uber Driver

    Another Uber Driver Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    See avatar
    Driving:
    UberTAXI
    What he posted.



    ......and, sadly, true................


    If you can not do that, at least look for another job.


    As long as you will look for another job, you will survive, for a time, doing this. This is allright to tide you over for a little bit, but if you go past ninety days, you will be in trouble. You are not going to pay the bills doing UberX. When you do find another job, this will be fine if you want to buy a couple of halfway decent seats at a Dodgers game, a couple of Coca-Colas, some hot dogs and peanuts from time-to-time. If you want to take the wife to Barney's Beanery or the Troubadour, it might work for that (are they still in business?). If you need money for the cable bill, it might work for that. You will not pay rent, put food on the table, pay the gas and electric on this; not for long, you will not.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2015
  16. UberNorthStar

    UberNorthStar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Southern Burbs of Houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Hi Paxilguy.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please read your Partnership Agreement.

    New Drivers have 30 Days to Opt-out of Binding Arbitration.
     
  17. XUberMike

    XUberMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sweet So Cal
    Driving:
    UberX
    I hope you kept the stick to roast some rat over a open flame for your dinner. Don't worry it tastes like chicken.
     
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  18. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Moderator Moderator

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    DO THE MATH.
    Don't 'fool' yourself by pretending that the expenses involved aren't that bad - or aren't 'real'.
    It's easy to get sucked into thinking you are making money, when in fact you are losing money.

    UberX in LA has NO BASE FARE
    and pays $0.80/mi and $0.144/min (after licensing fee)

    Driving full-time you will put between 1,500 and 2,000 miles a week on your car.
    You will drive between 1.5 miles and 2 miles just to get paid for 1 mile
    (probably more than that until you can learn to be efficient and reduce dead-head/unpaid miles driving without a pax in the car)

    The average cost of gas in LA ($3.39/gal) is more than a dollar higher than the US avg.
    That means you have to invest a minimum of $200/wk just in fuel to drive full-time ...
    and that means you have to try to earn around $750/wk just to break above your $500/wk goal.

    That's about $1,000/wk in GROSS FARES to achieve ~$500 in earnings.
    (and does not take into account the maintenance or repairs your car will require - or the depreciation of your car)
     
  19. XUberMike

    XUberMike Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sweet So Cal
    Driving:
    UberX
    Sure can, I hope you own a Lawn Mower? How about a bucket, some soap, a sponge and a towel to dry the cars after you wash em.
     
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  20. mizzrock

    mizzrock Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Francisco
    Driving:
    Lyft
    The responses to this thread are amazing. But to answer OPs question, this job is okay if you don't have any major bills. If you're planning on going back to school, live with someone else for free, etc this job works. :)
     
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