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What's the furthest your last job has been from home

KenXL

Active Member
It was 2am this morning and I was feeling quite tired but thought I'd do one last job.

Pick up in central and drop off was in Horley near Gatwick. I live in North London FFS! Nearly 60 miles out. Didn't get home till like 5am!

I know this happens during the day too but I don't think it's as bad compared to nights when you just wanna get home.

Anyone else had something like this. Also how do you decide when to go home? It's really annoying sometimes not knowing where the passenger wants to go before you pick them up.
 

Dubs666

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It was 2am this morning and I was feeling quite tired but thought I'd do one last job.

Pick up in central and drop off was in Horley near Gatwick. I live in North London FFS! Nearly 60 miles out. Didn't get home till like 5am!

I know this happens during the day too but I don't think it's as bad compared to nights when you just wanna get home.

Anyone else had something like this. Also how do you decide when to go home? It's really annoying sometimes not knowing where the passenger wants to go before you pick them up.
After a 10hr shift last dec I was 5mins from my house in East London and got a ping , job was to Bedford, 57miles -1hr journey, good thing it was 5.30 in the morning, bad thing it was 6.30 on the way back so got home around 8.30!
 

London UberExec Driver

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Set a time, for when you want to log off and stick to it.

Say at 2am.

If you're still empty at 2am, log off whereever you are and go home.

If you have a job on board at 2am, and you drop off the passenger after that time, immediately log off after dropping off and go home.

Just be prepared for a job to go the other way, at 1.59am if you're still empty, otherwise plan to log off earlier.

If that makes any sense? Works for me.

Otherwise if you stay logged on in the hope of getting a job sending you home, chances are you won't, and you'll end up further away.
 

KenXL

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Set a time, for when you want to log off and stick to it.

Say at 2am.

If you're still empty at 2am, log off whereever you are and go home.

If you have a job on board at 2am, and you drop off the passenger after that time, immediately log off after dropping off and go home.

Just be prepared for a job to go the other way, at 1.59am if you're still empty, otherwise plan to log off earlier.

If that makes any sense? Works for me.

Otherwise if you stay logged on in the hope of getting a job sending you home, chances are you won't, and you'll end up further away.
The problem is that it's still really hard to do. I do tend to judge my hours and know what time I want to finish. But say if I plan to finish at 2am and end up with a job like last night at 1.30am then I'm still not back home till 4.30am.

Ive only ever had two jobs take me very close to home before so I know that is rare but I don't mind a job taking me sort of out of my way for a few bob. Not 60 miles out!
 

Drive4fun

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That is really annoying and always happens!
Here add Lee beats uber as they have a "go home" button on their XDA and works well most of the time with nice juicy cash on Friday and Saturday mornings. Uber should thing about introducing something similar and keeps driver logged on and ready to take jobs on the way home.
 

Shers

Active Member
To the extreme.

Whilst working at AL, they inherited the Medical Contract from Lewis Day who I was working for before the buyout; basically it was picking up patients from all over the country and taking them to one of the specialist hospitals i.e Moorfields, Stanmore, GOSH etc.

On this particular day (Friday) I left home at 3.30am for a pick up in Norwich to bring into GOSH, out to Bedford to bring in to UCH ran around town and was about to log off at 4.30pm.

A job came down for a 5pm pick up at Bolsover Street (Stanmore Annex) to go to the Isle of White. I tried my hardest to back this job but I was the only one available to do it as you have to be trained to do this work. Anyway I completed the job and got home in NE at 4am.

I wouldn't say the Isle of White was a regular but to end up in the opposite direction to where you want to be certainly was.

Now I personally never worry about when and where I end up, I accept it part and parcel of PH.
 

D1991

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Chelmsford i live in Ruislip
anything west even up to oxford if its last job is ok cruize controll is gods gift
 

Jack Dunphy

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To the extreme.

Whilst working at AL, they inherited the Medical Contract from Lewis Day who I was working for before the buyout; basically it was picking up patients from all over the country and taking them to one of the specialist hospitals i.e Moorfields, Stanmore, GOSH etc.

On this particular day (Friday) I left home at 3.30am for a pick up in Norwich to bring into GOSH, out to Bedford to bring in to UCH ran around town and was about to log off at 4.30pm.

A job came down for a 5pm pick up at Bolsover Street (Stanmore Annex) to go to the Isle of White. I tried my hardest to back this job but I was the only one available to do it as you have to be trained to do this work. Anyway I completed the job and got home in NE at 4am.

I wouldn't say the Isle of White was a regular but to end up in the opposite direction to where you want to be certainly was.

Now I personally never worry about when and where I end up, I accept it part and parcel of PH.
So AL made u do the job when you've already at that time been driving for 13/14 hours ...... Bit Dangerous aint it ?
 

johndoe2015

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There's always the opposite. I was doing the rush hour a month ago when my 1st job was in Kensington and took me back to where I live, way out east! With the traffic there was no way I was going to make it back into town in time, so had to blow out the mornings work. Made £20.
 

WHU STEVE

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My one was only From city road to Roehampton, but it was 5.30am I'd been working from 20.30 and I was heading to east London in the hope I was going to get my last local job, I was really tired and I learned from that one!
 

ubering_it

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I was heading home to eastlondon..had a pax who wanted to go watford..not far but it was a boring drive as i was nakrd..but thanks to cruise control :wink:
 

igor l

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But @@@@ing remember if u got customer at airport and he dont pick up or smth PRESS confirm arrive and then cancel the job(driver no show etc) i forgot to press and just cancel the job and i ended at the end of queue.
 
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