Tell me about it. I only had a few fares last week myself. There are better employment opportunities for us. I'd rather go back to a corporate office than do this- at least it paid very well. Dang oil and gas recession!!No, just the one time for both licenses. I only drove two days last week, so it's an especially bad time to get hit with it.
I had a stomach bug last week, then the wife was sick for a day, and I had obligations for the weekend.Tell me about it. I only had a few fares last week myself. There are better employment opportunities for us. I'd rather go back to a corporate office than do this- at least it paid very well. Dang oil and gas recession!!
When I got the first one I paid myself at the same spot the paperwork was done.Since all payments at the permitting center have to be made at the cashier's window, it probably saves a lot of time waiting for your number to be called (took me 90 minutes both times), going to pay, then taking another number and waiting to show your receipt so you can pick up your picture license.
Yes I have a degree too but was laid off from the oil and gas industry recently. I want something flexible so I can have more time with my family. I don't miss the corporate hustle but I never worried about money. I refuse to settle for just any position and recruiters keep telling me to accept less. No. Luckily I saved a lot as gas prices were tanking and the "pink slip" was more of a relief than burden.I had a stomach bug last week, then the wife was sick for a day, and I had obligations for the weekend.
I have three college degrees, but I'm nearly 60, so no one is going to hire me because I'm a) overqualified and/or b) wouldn't be happy with the salary offered to someone much younger. But I have a pension and do some other gigs. I could get by without Uber, but the extra cash really helps and Ubering gets me out of the house.
And, honestly, I rather like it. Most days I actually make a "profit" after gas and Depends.
The airport pickup fee isn't added to the pax's fare?I wanted to pay my own TNC license fee of $11.01. Was told, "Uber would pay for it." Two weeks later there is a -$11.01 on my account waiting for me to drive again so they can get their money.
Be aware that there is a fee for a pickup at either airport that Uber is going to pay on your behalf, then take out of your paycheck.
True. I have been to Hobby a few times to see where the Uber drivers are. The ppl in the cell phone lot are not showing the trade dress.Old Rocker said:Of course, they could be getting pings like crazy and not letting out the secret!
I have Liberty Mutual, so supposedly they won't drop me for doing ride share, but I might still have issues should I be in an accident while the app is on. I guess the best defense is to be sure I'm not at fault.True. I have been to Hobby a few times to see where the Uber drivers are. The ppl in the cell phone lot are not showing the trade dress.
I am still looking for commercial collision/comp/medical for me. Nice my pax would be covered in an accident as well as the other guy. My insurance will drop me should they learn I was driving for money. Thought I had it until Progressive refused to sell me the coverage they quoted me Sept 17 UNLESS I purchase the $22,000 liability policy that goes with it.
Will be either going to Austin for a one-on-one talk with the insurance commissioner or send a letter of complaint. I have a hard copy of the quote and was told the quote would cover my personal driving.