I don't understand why so many people continue to drive for uber if it pays less than minimum wage, it has this much wear and tear on their vehicle, passengers don't tip etc etc... First off, realize you are doing a "job" for a privelage most teenagers attain at the age of 16. Next, many of you contractors drive like you just obtained your license at 16. Rolling through a stop sign, right turn on red before coming to a complete stop. So many complaints about recent pay cuts but, at what point do you realize you are contracted to perform a job for which skills are easily attained and performed from that of a teen. Secondly, do not do contract work with a vehicle you do not own outright. Still owe 5 figures on that auto loan? Do not work for "less than minimum wage". For people who complain about not being tipped.. How often do you tip your server 20%? Good service garners a 20 percent tip. Great service more and mediocre service less. So, don't complain about riders who don't tip if you arent providing water, a cell phone charger, mints, control of the music. And if you are still not being tipped remember that Uber created that culture of not tipping because its included! Don't like it? Why not get out? Lastly, the majority of you were not driving for a living or for an income at all before UberX came along. You think your pocket is hurting? The black car ride drivers once made a good living off the demand. Imagine how their income has been reduced because a driver with a so so driving record and ten year old vehicle has come along. Before you complain or vent take in these arguments. I will also add I have done 200+ UberX rides and 30+ Black car rides.