Nothing but contradicting babble.I only marked yes if it’s at night with no traffic. But not if there isn’t AT LEAST a 1.5X surge on the ride. The reason riders usually choose pool over UberX is because pool is cheaper and has a cheaper time rate. You’ll still get the same amount you’d get with an UberX ride on distance. If you got a long ride at night or late at night, you’ll probably go about 35-45 miles away. Long rides from the loop at rush hour could either be ohare, midway, or a distant suburb. You won’t know.
I believe long trips are good if the surge is good enough. I wouldn’t do it without a surge. But! It depends on how many miles you want to put on your car. If you’re going 35 miles out, you’re gonna get back so that’s another 30-35 miles. You’re at 60-70 miles for one trip. If you drive 100 miles total a day, that’s 700 miles a week, and over 36,000/year. That’s 3 times the average miles put on a car by the average car-owner. I’m sure that number has changed as the increased number of Uber drivers there are on the road. Dealerships or whoever wants to buy your car will still go off the old model in determining your car’s value. Please note that EVERYONE’S cost per mile or per minute/hour is different. If you don’t care for the depreciation of your car, go for it! But that depreciation is a cost you’d have to negotiate with yourself if it is worth doing. Look up how much you could sell your car for right now with 12,000 extra miles on it. The difference in value is big but the dealer won’t go off KBB or NADA in what it’s going to pay you—since they ALWAYS pay you less than that. They do that because when they go to sell it, they have to make a profit to cover the losses in repairs/cleaning. They might be a little generous sometimes but that’s because they want you to buy a car from them. Not because they like you.
I know this is probably way more in-depth analysis than you probably asked for. Sorry. I’m just not going to tell you what to do. You’re an adult. You have to make decisions on your own. The best anyone else can do is offer insight and an angle you may or may not have considered.
So, in short, I personally wouldn’t take it. However, you’re in the burbs. I’m in the city. I make more money when I do many short-medium rides with a dash of long rides than I do with a vast majority of my rides being long distance and time-consuming. Anywho, good luck!
This is BS advise from a noob. Seldom will it surge to 2.0x or higher anymore and some drivers prefer driving at night. You don't lose much money in terms of the per minute rate, so sometimes getting back to the city on a pool with additional passengers disabled is the smartest option. Or, you can always sit like an entitled brat until you get your way even if it means killing your productivity.Only if these two factors are met:
1. Surge is greater than 2.0x; and
2. It is still daylight.
Otherwise the cheap bastards can sit.
Wow, look at the big keyboard warrior with the big, tough words!This is BS advise from a noob. Seldom will it surge to 2.0x or higher anymore and some drivers prefer driving at night. You don't lose much money in terms of the per minute rate, so sometimes getting back to the city on a pool with additional passengers disabled is the smartest option. Or, you can always sit like an entitled brat until you get your way even if it means killing your productivity.
I believe you are responding to the other thread I started...PS. If that woman who wanted some fresh air was an X rider, would you complain? Whether it is select, X or pool, I had people wanted to get some fresh air which is so normal! They may not like your perfume, car odor, or something that you don’T feel. Or sick so they need some air!
I live in the suburbs. What I usually find out about pool riders in burbs.I like the answer "depends". Bman's perspective is one I suspect of a city driver that needs to maximise pay in slow moving city traffic so it would be better to leave the seat empty waiting for a higher rate (for time) X ride & surge by positioning in the desired area (and not be pulled away too far from where it is likely to surge). But a suburban driver that can go as much as 3 or 4 times farther in the same time and doesn't see as many pings may take the long ride that will bring in more than $30 if the route is right. Then they can turn off additional requests so as not to get slowed by additional pick ups. And pool riders are less problematic in the burbs than the city. They make more keeping the wheels turning. That is just two scenerios so it depends on your strategy and situation. Neither is right or wrong just preference and circumstances.
Btw, when go online no need to keep driving around. Find a good area park and wait. They will find youCouple weeks ago, I gave a select to try again, 8 hours of driving!!! I got 2 select (one for $17, one for $36+$10 tip) and 5 XLs totaling $120 gross. Another day only $80 with no select!