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Stop ubering PLEASE !

would you guys please stop ?


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Sxen

New Member
I stopped ubering for last few weeks, if most of us stop using uber even for a little while I am sure they gonna change the prices, first they need to charge atleast 15 to 20% more and secondly they have to take only 10-15% of total fare. I mean we are paying for everything, inaurance, gas, breaks, mechanical issues. I tried to work atleast 6,7 hours a day but I could only make 40-60$ (before charging the gas money) and at the end of the my back was hurting like crazy and I am only in my 20s, I don't want to know how elder peope would feel cuz I already feel like shit after ubering.
 

iUBERdc

Well-Known Member
I stopped ubering for last few weeks, if most of us stop using uber even for a little while I am sure they gonna change the prices, first they need to charge atleast 15 to 20% more and secondly they have to take only 10-15% of total fare. I mean we are paying for everything, inaurance, gas, breaks, mechanical issues. I tried to work atleast 6,7 hours a day but I could only make 40-60$ (before charging the gas money) and at the end of the my back was hurting like crazy and I am only in my 20s, I don't want to know how elder peope would feel cuz I already feel like shit after ubering.
I'm in the same predicament as you. And if we stopped driving, some immigrant from a war-torn country where he made 5$ all week will gladly take all your trips. This is a pathetic side gig between jobs or hopefully just until something better pops up. Your stress level and happiness will improve once you accept that.
 
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tohunt4me

Well-Known Member
I stopped ubering for last few weeks, if most of us stop using uber even for a little while I am sure they gonna change the prices, first they need to charge atleast 15 to 20% more and secondly they have to take only 10-15% of total fare. I mean we are paying for everything, inaurance, gas, breaks, mechanical issues. I tried to work atleast 6,7 hours a day but I could only make 40-60$ (before charging the gas money) and at the end of the my back was hurting like crazy and I am only in my 20s, I don't want to know how elder peope would feel cuz I already feel like shit after ubering.
No wonder we need illegal aliens

I'm in the same predicament as you. And if we stopped driving, some dude from a war-torn country where he made 5$ all week will gladly take all your trips. This is a pathetic side gig between jobs or hopefully just until something better pops up. Your stress level and happiness will improve once you accept that.
War torn country ?
Have you paid attention last year ?
Police were being murdered in the streets.
Night clubs and schools shot up.
Protestors with hammers were destroying everything in their path.
 

Grahamcracker

Well-Known Member
Moderator
I stopped ubering for last few weeks, if most of us stop using uber even for a little while I am sure they gonna change the prices, first they need to charge atleast 15 to 20% more and secondly they have to take only 10-15% of total fare. I mean we are paying for everything, inaurance, gas, breaks, mechanical issues. I tried to work atleast 6,7 hours a day but I could only make 40-60$ (before charging the gas money) and at the end of the my back was hurting like crazy and I am only in my 20s, I don't want to know how elder peope would feel cuz I already feel like shit after ubering.
Well your right to an extent. Here in Honolulu, Uber raised the fares 20% because drivers quit driving for them and drove for Lyft. I believe it worked here because we're on an island. It's not like we get new people who are eligible to drive everyday.
 

Sxen

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I'm in the same predicament as you. And if we stopped driving, some dude from a war-torn country where he made 5$ all week will gladly take all your trips. This is a pathetic side gig between jobs or hopefully just until something better pops up. Your stress level and happiness will improve once you accept that.
Uber have alot of customers, if we do what is right that 1 dude won't be near enough for their customers. ( by 1 dude I mean a few % of drivers )

Well your right to an extent. Here in Honolulu, Uber raised the fares 20% because drivers quit driving for them and drove for Lyft. I believe it worked here because we're on an island. It's not like we get new people who are eligible to drive everyday.
Why can't we do that? I mean where they gonna find drivers when alot of them stop working at same time. If we get together we can win realy easy but people these days seem to be too carefree how people take advantage of them. I mean is it realy enough to make 700-1000 per month ? My rent is higher than that
 

FL_Dex

Well-Known Member
Rideshare driving, for Uber or Lyft, is a crappy side hustle. The rewards are out of line with the risks and expenses. Still, I don't see large numbers of drivers quitting suddenly. The power of confirmation bias is what keeps casinos and Uber in business. People Uber for the same reason they gamble. Once in a while you beat the odds walk away with decent money. When you think about it in those terms it's really crazy. You're staking your car, insurance rates a possible judgment against a few dollars. Your car is losing value and incurring expenses while you do this job. Literally, anything else you do with your time will be more profitable.
 

Lantawood

Well-Known Member
This is probably the worst "bridge the gap" position I've ever taken. I'll be glad when I'm out of this phase.

I'm in the same predicament as you. And if we stopped driving, some dude from a war-torn country where he made 5$ all week will gladly take all your trips. This is a pathetic side gig between jobs or hopefully just until something better pops up. Your stress level and happiness will improve once you accept that.
 

Geno71

Well-Known Member
I stopped driving for Uber and Lyft in the first week of this year. I didn't stop to prove anything to them or to make any kind of statement, I just never really "had" to drive, I did it for few extra bucks and it was nice for a while, but I decided to just spend more time with my family instead and I'm glad I did. I had some great experiences with ridesharing, so bad ones too, but overall I don't regret trying it. I still have both accounts active (but probably not for long as I'm now actively ignoring their emails telling me I need to update some docs), and I some nights I'm considering going out for few hours just to do something different. I think once you become a rideshare driver, you pretty much remain one even when you "quit" as it's not really a job, it's a new skill you learn. Maybe things will change or another service will launch in my area and I might be driving again, but for now, I'll take a passenger seat.
 

Shangsta

Well-Known Member
I stopped ubering for last few weeks, if most of us stop using uber even for a little while I am sure they gonna change the prices
Not going to happen. If enough drivers quit it will surge and drivers will come back like the desperate ants they are.

The only chance of drivers collaborating is a union which comes with its own negatives. There is no collusion in this thing, every driver would get rich if they could because you don't care how little other drivers make.
 

TheFixer1

Well-Known Member
Ridesharing is nothing more than a quick side hustle, Nothing more and nothing less, I made money driving but I also spent a lot of money on car maintenance, wear and tear and gas. I still drive but on a very part time schedule.
You are not doing ridesharing in any way shape or form, you are a Taxi driver, nothing more nothing less.
 

MonkeyTOES

Well-Known Member
The key is part time. If you do full time you will be in a world of pain. Do it when you want to. I know some people are making ends meet and uber might be their full time but just make sure you know it's only temporary. Save up as much as you can and quit.
 

Alabama71

Member
I stopped ubering for last few weeks, if most of us stop using uber even for a little while I am sure they gonna change the prices, first they need to charge atleast 15 to 20% more and secondly they have to take only 10-15% of total fare. I mean we are paying for everything, inaurance, gas, breaks, mechanical issues. I tried to work atleast 6,7 hours a day but I could only make 40-60$ (before charging the gas money) and at the end of the my back was hurting like crazy and I am only in my 20s, I don't want to know how elder peope would feel cuz I already feel like shit after ubering.
Yesterday was my first day. I had 3 people very apologetic because they had no cash to tip. I sent Uber message but they "indirectly" answer saying people aren't required to tip when my question plainly stated WHEN IS UBER ADDING THE TIP OPTION. I spent more than I made yesterday
 

Lantawood

Well-Known Member
How was your experience as far as passengers are concerned?

Yesterday was my first day. I had 3 people very apologetic because they had no cash to tip. I sent Uber message but they "indirectly" answer saying people aren't required to tip when my question plainly stated WHEN IS UBER ADDING THE TIP OPTION. I spent more than I made yesterday
It's definitely all about strategy. Make the most of whatever time you do spend.

The key is part time. If you do full time you will be in a world of pain. Do it when you want to. I know some people are making ends meet and uber might be their full time but just make sure you know it's only temporary. Save up as much as you can and quit.
 

Alabama71

Member
How was your experience as far as passengers are concerned?
Good. All men and me being a female tips are going to be my money maker. I feel it's so difficult for me to get an answer as to why they do not add it on the App. Are they not capable? How many hours a day do you do it?
 

Alabama71

Member
I actually am from Atlanta and live in Alabama when I need a break and had never been to Huntsville so my first day not knowing the area, I did pretty good

How was your experience as far as passengers are concerned?



It's definitely all about strategy. Make the most of whatever time you do spend.
Oh, no doubt!! I could never live off of Uber pay. This was more of I was tired of nursing and the Atlanta busy life now bored job lol

I actually am from Atlanta and live in Alabama when I need a break and had never been to Huntsville so my first day not knowing the area, I did pretty good


Oh, no doubt!! I could never live off of Uber pay. This was more of I was tired of nursing and the Atlanta busy life now bored job lol
Passenger's were awesome and I'm very friendly so I will do good
 

Lantawood

Well-Known Member
The tip option is a daily conversation. Don't know why they won't oblige. I'll drive 5-8 hours. I only do deliveries though.

Good. All men and me being a female tips are going to be my money maker. I feel it's so difficult for me to get an answer as to why they do not add it on the App. Are they not capable? How many hours a day do you do it?
 

Disgusted Driver

Well-Known Member
I actually am from Atlanta and live in Alabama when I need a break and had never been to Huntsville so my first day not knowing the area, I did pretty good


Oh, no doubt!! I could never live off of Uber pay. This was more of I was tired of nursing and the Atlanta busy life now bored job lol


Passenger's were awesome and I'm very friendly so I will do good
Get yourself a square reader pronto so you can take tips on credit cards.
 

PeterNorth

Well-Known Member
I stopped ubering for last few weeks, if most of us stop using uber even for a little while I am sure they gonna change the prices, first they need to charge atleast 15 to 20% more and secondly they have to take only 10-15% of total fare. I mean we are paying for everything, inaurance, gas, breaks, mechanical issues. I tried to work atleast 6,7 hours a day but I could only make 40-60$ (before charging the gas money) and at the end of the my back was hurting like crazy and I am only in my 20s, I don't want to know how elder peope would feel cuz I already feel like shit after ubering.

Christ. Why do people post this shit? This is a job for part time money. There is nothing about driving that is advertised to make you rich. Stop being so lazy and get yourself a career and stop @@@@@ing about a company for making a genius platform for drivers who want to make easy, flexible side money.

If anyone is @@@@@ing about Uber's rates - stop. Either stop driving or stop being lazy and make something of yourself.
 
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