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Anybody drive for them? Is it worth it?
google that vidio of the uber driver getting the shit smacked out of him .
No. I don't like the idea of drunk strangers puking in the back of my car.
My brother in law does it as a second job. He doesn't like to talk about it much but he keeps doing it so it must be worth it to him. He lives in San Jose but often drives to San Francisco to pick up fares.
I just started as a second job. My car is being detailed and I plan on taking my 1st fare Monday night.
Please be careful.
It really depends on where you live and if you're willing to do the drunk shift late at night. In Colorado they averaged about 17.00 an hour after expenses according to a local news story, but cities like NY and SF are closer to 30.
Make sure your insurance company knows you are doing this or you may not be covered if you have an issue.
I've been driving for them for 3 months. Yes, you can make money if you drive at night (depending on your location). It pays if you get a pick up during a surge. Otherwise, you are making minimum wage after you deduct gas, tolls, car maintenance, insurances, etc.
Here is Uber's MO. When they hit a new market they have a higher fare and the new drivers bank it. Once they got you hooked, they lower the fare to something ridiculous like .75 a mile. The passengers love it and word spreads. Then they flood the market with new drivers to knock off the competition. Then on top of the 20% they take from you, thy hit you up for an additional deduction that they call a "safe rider fee". You pay them for delivering your passenger to their destination alive. They also tell their passengers they don't have to tip the driver, so you make absolute shit while Uber rakes in the cash.
That's pretty much all you need to know.
what is a good tip for a $15 ride? i go with $5
I dont know anyone who drives for them but I know a guy who uses them for rides to and from from work. Yeah he said you dont have to leave a tip which Im sure is a big reason why he likes using it. Cheaper than a taxi.
I can't imagine driving around strangers who are likely loaded as shit in your own vehicle is ever worth it
@LawyerLarry and @ClintDagger and I only fly in private jets or ride in the nicest limousines. On the rarest of occasions we will travel on @ShutUpSitDown yacht. Most of the time @EDDIEVRULZ as a group of homeless bums that were sprayed with a power washer carry him around on a throne. It is below a member of Larry inc. to drive themselves.
Uber drivers rarely get tipped, so they are grateful for anything. $5.00 is fine and guarantee they rate you a 5 star. No tip and chances are your driver will rate you lower.
Check out UberPeople.net
I don't drive, but you can find out just about everything on that site. I was curious and read lots of the threads. Most people don't make a lot of money at all. It really is minimum wage and you have to use your car. Plus, the review feature makes driving a nightmare where a 4 star rating out of 5 will get you fired from Uber and you have to kiss everyone's ass for minimum wage.
Plus, in a few years Uber will be more than happy to fire everyone of their drivers in favor of automated vehicles. They are currently working with Carnegie Melon university to make this a reality as quickly as possible.
if i want a round trip to a store, will the driver typically wait for 10 minutes? i would tip first. i haven't tried it yet. i'm assuming they would be ok with it as long as they didn't have a better fare waiting. i find myself wanting to go to the pot store while i'm too medicated to drive.
Yeah, 99% will wait for you. They'll make more on a round trip than a single 10 minute ride.
I wouldn't be caught dead in an uber or a cab.