This is getting ridiculous

Amun

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There are currently 82 ubers in Burlington 27 of them are within a 4 block radius down town. I'm not even working tonight but my buddy has said he's gotten 6 orders in 6 hours. Uber has made this absolutely un-viable now awesome.
 

Retox

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If you think Burlington is bad, you should give Oakville a shot now. On Tuesday, I've made $55 in roughly 5.5 hours being online. Out of the $55 that I made, at least $20 was gas (had to move around all the time to even try and get a ping), which brings me to $6.30 an hour, which doesn't even include vehicle depreciation and other expenses, so in reality, I worked nearly for free. I knew it was gonna be bad when I realized how many drivers with older cars are gonna move to the burbs full time, I just never realized HOW bad the things would look. Time to stock up on some ramen.
 

Amun

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If you think Burlington is bad, you should give Oakville a shot now. On Tuesday, I've made $55 in roughly 5.5 hours being online. Out of the $55 that I made, at least $20 was gas (had to move around all the time to even try and get a ping), which brings me to $6.30 an hour, which doesn't even include vehicle depreciation and other expenses, so in reality, I worked nearly for free. I knew it was gonna be bad when I realized how many drivers with older cars are gonna move to the burbs full time, I just never realized HOW bad the things would look. Time to stock up on some ramen.
Seriously at this rate I dunno how much longer I'll be doing this I used to make 600-700 for 30 hours now I make 400 for those same 30.
 

Campark

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Yeah its bleek.. heres another kicker... try doing the math using the normal cost per km any company pays for using your own car.

Reimbursement per km for maintenance and gas is 50 cents per km...

So a normal construction job will pay 20/hr plus 50 cents a km... thats not even a good job either lol.... how much r we actually making?
 

Slavic Riga

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Yeah its bleek.. heres another kicker... try doing the math using the normal cost per km any company pays for using your own car. Reimbursement per km for maintenance and gas is 50 cents per km...
So a normal construction job will pay 20/hr plus 50 cents a km... thats not even a good job either lol.... how much r we actually making?
After doing the Math, you have understood Uber's calculation is not viable or feasible.
Try explaining it to some brand spanking new drivers who are brain washed & followers of Uber promises.
 

ap1342

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Unlicensed taxis complaining about there being too many taxis. So cute!!
Yeah, licensed taxis raping paxes on fares, for example during the Caribana week end taxis were asking for $80-120 when Uber cost $15.00 for same distance. Bravo, licensed taxis. Count your days!
 

Judgeetox

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Just do this part time. Around 10 - 15 hours a week. This is a sweet spot for Ubering. Anything above that will be expense not profit.
Exactly. I drove 8 hrs this week in total.
$225. If I drove 40-50 hours, the hourly rate would be even worse than that. A good chunk of that 8 hours was waiting longer than usual for a ping.

Been saying it for a long time though...Uber driver is NOT a job, people really have to stop treating it like one.
 

onelanka

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Uber's TV advertising is working. More and more new drivers. Hopefully at some point microeconomics/finance will kick in and people will realize the low return Uber provides on time and vehicle.
 

The Mollusk

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Yeah, licensed taxis raping paxes on fares, for example during the Caribana week end taxis were asking for $80-120 when Uber cost $15.00 for same distance. Bravo, licensed taxis. Count your days!
Yeah, unlicensed uber taxis raping paxs on fares, for example during GNR weekend Ubers were asking for $80-$120, when taxis cost $15.00 for same distance. Bravo Uberite! Count your days, because every day there will be 20 more Ubers added.
 

NFIH

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Yeah, licensed taxis raping paxes on fares, for example during the Caribana week end taxis were asking for $80-120 when Uber cost $15.00 for same distance. Bravo, licensed taxis. Count your days!
To be fair, I think it's clear that the problem is the incumbent taxis charge possibly too much in such situations, making it near unaffordable for riders. But Uber charges too little, making it near unsustainable for drivers. There's a happier meeting in the middle somewhere, although I don't know exactly how it might be found excepting the kind of planning that would be dismissed as "socialist."
 

NFIH

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Exactly. I drove 8 hrs this week in total.
$225. If I drove 40-50 hours, the hourly rate would be even worse than that. A good chunk of that 8 hours was waiting longer than usual for a ping.

Been saying it for a long time though...Uber driver is NOT a job, people really have to stop treating it like one.
Agreed. More than 20 hours/week doesn't make sense (and even 20 is probably too high to be efficient). Unfortunately, right now I don't have any other options so I'm stuck doing more than that.
 

babalu

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To be fair, I think it's clear that the problem is the incumbent taxis charge possibly too much in such situations, making it near unaffordable for riders. But Uber charges too little, making it near unsustainable for drivers. There's a happier meeting in the middle somewhere, although I don't know exactly how it might be found excepting the kind of planning that would be dismissed as "socialist."
As far as I know ,uber drivers driving their cars to meet with people,NOT making money. Just ask AJ.
 

ChinatownJake

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If you think Burlington is bad, you should give Oakville a shot now. On Tuesday, I've made $55 in roughly 5.5 hours being online. Out of the $55 that I made, at least $20 was gas (had to move around all the time to even try and get a ping), which brings me to $6.30 an hour, which doesn't even include vehicle depreciation and other expenses, so in reality, I worked nearly for free.
Sorry to hear things are as bad north of the 49th as they are for many here in SoCal. The only difference for L.A. is that Uber through the summer has been offering varying Silver-Gold-Platinum incentives to drivers who put in full-time hours. For those able to hit top weekly threshold of 75 rides per week and thus gain incentive for following week (ex. one week or more it was a guaranteed 2.2 rate on all rides), it's still like the good old days.
 

Deoxlar

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Sorry to hear things are as bad north of the 49th as they are for many here in SoCal. The only difference for L.A. is that Uber through the summer has been offering varying Silver-Gold-Platinum incentives to drivers who put in full-time hours. For those able to hit top weekly threshold of 75 rides per week and thus gain incentive for following week (ex. one week or more it was a guaranteed 2.2 rate on all rides), it's still like the good old days.
We won't get this unless lyft comes here. Uber needs some competition, drivers here are willing to take pool for even less money than X.
 

Amun

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Yeah, unlicensed uber taxis raping paxs on fares, for example during GNR weekend Ubers were asking for $80-$120, when taxis cost $15.00 for same distance. Bravo Uberite! Count your days, because every day there will be 20 more Ubers added.
3 Sexual assaults from ubers in 2015 in Toronto 86 sexual assault charges against taxis in Toronto in 2015 and there are half as many of you. If we are going to talk about raping customers made just clam up.
 
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