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Discussion in 'Boston' started by Tysmith95, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Tysmith95

    Tysmith95

    Location:
    Boston
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    310 in the morning and 10 Ubers on every block.
     
  2. john1975

    john1975

    Location:
    Boston
    Definitely too many drivers tonight given the reduced number of pax. They don't what to do so they gather around like cabbies.
     
  3. Delivery Mr.Guy

    Delivery Mr.Guy

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    to be on earth, Never let money and human control YOU.
    Uber is using this tactic for years to control us. Money control.....
    1. $500 sign up bonus
    2.boost
    3.surge
    human control......
    1.deactivate
    2. low acceptance ride
    3. riders feedback
     
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  4. johnnytt

    johnnytt

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Number of uber /lyft driver is always up in the summer due to teachers, college students,government workers signed up to work for them became of summers break. As end of AUGUST it start getting busy again. That why you better take vacation now and work hard later.
     
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  5. dwreck

    dwreck

    Location:
    Providence, RI
    Driving:
    UberX
    Might as well take pings from your living room. You might do better.
     
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  6. It seems to me it is more a DEMAND problem than a supply one.

    The last 6 pools I took yesterday and today (yep I do pools to get to ride incentives....I was begging for them this morning so I could just be done :) did NOT get a matching rider. Once you're doing a pool the number of drivers becomes somewhat irrelevant, as Uber is trying to find a passenger going the same way. So anyway I think that's a sign that demand is really weak.

    Good time to be spending some time up in the mountains / lakes of NH and VT.
     
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  7. Golfermack

    Golfermack

    Location:
    Boston, MA & Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Driving:
    UberX
    Or on the golf course. :D
     
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  8. elcentro20

    elcentro20

    Location:
    劍橋
    Driving:
    UberX
    No it's not a demand problem.

    Drivers all plan on driving the same shifts, ones that USED to be great.

    They have nothing to do, so they go out and drive.

    Or they are leasing a new car from Uber or paying for a rental car and need to make payments.

    Did anyone drive the morning shift today?
     
  9. E30addixt

    E30addixt

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Minus the storms that creamed the region yesterday. This is the driveway down the street. There were rivers running down both ditches. It was pretty insane.

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  10. Tiger12

    Tiger12

    Location:
    Quincy, MA
    That shift used to be great because there were more people in town because it wasn't the Fourth of July. And it also wasn't summer, meaning more students were requesting rides and the colder weather meant fewer people wanted to walk.

    It's a demand problem this weekend - the riders all left.
     
  11. Tysmith95

    Tysmith95

    Location:
    Boston
    3 AM has never been great, not during the school year, not now.
     
  12. Tiger12

    Tiger12

    Location:
    Quincy, MA
    When there is demand, those drivers can hit their earnings targets earlier. When there isn't the demand the drivers expect (because it's the Fourth of July weekend), those drivers who fail to adjust their earnings expectations and have to stay out later and longer to earn what they expected.

    I obviously don't know exactly what these drivers were thinking, but my theory is that if it were a normal weekend (not Fourth of July weekend), those drivers would have made more earlier and called it a night earlier.
     
  13. Tysmith95

    Tysmith95

    Location:
    Boston
    ^ahh ok

    Personally I like to leave a decent sized cushion of savings. That allows me to work less during slow times and more during busy times so that my long term earnings are higher.

    But with features like instapay I guess Uber attracts those who live paycheck to paycheck.
     
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  14. 2500hd

    2500hd

    Location:
    Boston
    Just no profit in this boosheet after expenses if your honest with yourself.
     
  15. E30addixt

    E30addixt

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Uber likes desperate people. They drive more.
     
  16. john1975

    john1975

    Location:
    Boston
    Drive less on slow weeks. The other option is camping down the cape for the weekend. Me personally drove a little less. Still probably more than I should have. 1200 over 42 hours. My worst week in months but it's good to know for future. Labor Day I will either be down the cape or Nantucket Friday to Monday. Or take my own vacation.
     
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  17. TravisSux

    TravisSux

    Location:
    NH
    Only government employees I know that get the whole summer off are Supreme Court justices.
     
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  18. Tiger12

    Tiger12

    Location:
    Quincy, MA
    You do it the best way IMO. But I think there are so many drivers (that likely abuse the instant pay feature) that there have to be just as many that don't plan/budget well. Who knows - so many different types of people and drivers out there.
     
  19. Delivery Mr.Guy

    Delivery Mr.Guy

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    You have a pizza and you used to share it slices for 6 people,
    Most of drivers are hight school drop out, I just love they do pool . Every time I seen pool and I was like please, please some one picking up that pool because I don't like they keep repeating pool ping on me.
     
  20. johnnytt

    johnnytt

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    What happen in northshore areas it surgecharge
     

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