Hi Ubermates... So, I just started driving for Uber. I live and drive in Davis, a small student Town near Sacramento, CA. And so far, my experience with Uber hasn't been so good. I like the fact that you get to meet new people, and small chats, etc... But in terms of income, it has really made me disappointed. During the weekdays, on average I usually get around 1 ping per hour. So I ended up sitting at home, doing my own stuff and wait for a call. As lots of students go bar-hopping and drinking, I thought I would have more Pax if I go out around midnight, and sure enough I had quite a few! In the period of 2.5 hours between 11:50pm-2:20am I got 10 pings, which is every 15min. I was getting a new rider a few minutes or immediately after I dropped off a Pax. Out of 10 calls, 3 got cancelled which drove me crazy each time because I had almost arrived at the locations and had lost the opportunity to pick up somebody else instead. Another Pax refused to get in my Car because I didn't have an Uber decal! Thanks Uber for not sending me one yet! That one was also cancelled. As a result, I had 6 paying rides in 2.5 hours which is alright, but here's the catch of driving in a small town: The rides are so short, in fact many of them never exceed the minimum $4 fare! Out of $4, $1 goes for safe ride. Then Uber takes its 20% share from the remaining $3. At the end of the day, you would earn $2.40 for a ride! My earnings, in a rather busy night, was just shy of $18 for 2.5 hour, and I didn't even account for Gas and other costs! I thought McDonald is exploiting their workers!