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Hey everyone! I'm a long time lurker but have never posted. I drive mostly weekends to pay off a mountain of old bills I got myself in to.

Anyway, I'm currently downtown and have had Partner running for 90 minutes. Zero pings. Last night was so slow. I worked 6 hours for $49 and then turned it off and went out myself. Everything was dead around town. Anyone who has been around for a few years know if I should expect to be busy this weekend?
 

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2 hours $5.03 made. Taking a break til 5 to see if it's better then.
It will be much better early evening. All the barbecues will start to end by dusk. Almost everyone will leave their car and need a ride. Expect many drunk people, but easy to find because almost all pick ups will be at a residence. Probably a lot of coolers, so make sure your trunks or rear compartments are empty
 

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I drive a compact SUV and actually have made tips as a result of the extra space. Thanks for the advice! Going to late lunch soon. Done by 5 just in time.

If it gets really bad, I might check out the airport. Uber is a poor way to make good money. I'm in a rut in a sense - good income but heavy debt load. I figure I have another 2 months until I can worry less about how good of a day it is going to be.
 

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It was ballz to the wallz for me today. At one point for about two hours, nothing but stacked pings. Then at 1:00pm a ride from Snottsdale to Chandler ended my day. Didn't feel like going back to Snottsdale so I grabbed a bite to eat and called it a day.

I haven't been this busy in weeks.

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I have drove a cab for many many years and never have made a lot of money on July 4th weekends. Most people leave town or go to the lakes or tubing for the day. You can get long fares out east at the salt river but I wouldn't venture out just for a chance of a long ride at uber rates. Some hotels will have a pool party or maybe the casinos. I heard the cab board was busy but those clients are now the ones with no credit cards and lower income. Uber clients are usually millennials and they travel on the long weekends in the summer.

I'm spending my weekend playing poker at the casino. I'm up $1200 so far but I'll probably give at least $700 back tonight. Enjoy your weekends guys/gals and only uber if you have bills to pay is my advice.
 

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Man I need it. I've done one rude since late lunch - central to Arcadia. Up to $5/hr before expenses today. I'm hoping for a big rush here.
 

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I see downtown is on surge due to the ball game. Darn. Did some minimum runs in old town. Holding down the $5/hr before gas.
 

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I was crushin' it yesterday. Wish everyday was like that when I go out driving lol. Lets hope today is good too!
 

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Just completed my first ride of the 4th. $7 to take some braggadocio gold digger chicks from central to old town. I need to hit $500 today (lol)
 
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