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Honestly right now with how many people are joining uber, how much do you make weekly? And how many hours does it take you to make that. Don't bullshit just to push people away I want honest answers! Also do you make more with Lyft or Uber?
 

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You will find different answers as the others work different hours, areas, some stage and some keep driving.
Best bet is to experience it yourself for days or 2 weeks. Put in long hours will make it happened.
Good luck.
 

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Depends on your skill level. Do you know where to be and when to be there?
Sounds like some real experts here, since uber has only been here a few weeks, as most are saying to many drivers so how is it any different for us cabbies, its been this way for years and we are still doing good
 

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Sounds like some real experts here, since uber has only been here a few weeks, as most are saying to many drivers so how is it any different for us cabbies, its been this way for years and we are still doing good
Much of ubering is just like taxi. Knowing place and time. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out where to make money. I mean taxi drivers have been making a living at it for years and they aren't known for their intellect.

Now that there will be actual drivers that own there own cars and not the intellectually challenged that are being screwed by overpaying for a car weekly from a taxi company, there will be a positive change.

Funny, you make comments about only having uber a few weeks. But those that have a brain in their skull already have it figured out. It's going to be a tough rode for you. Get ready to watch your income drop by 2/3. Uber is in town.
 

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Honestly right now with how many people are joining uber, how much do you make weekly? And how many hours does it take you to make that. Don't bullshit just to push people away I want honest answers! Also do you make more with Lyft or Uber?
I drive a taxi, but as you read the messages, same as cabbies, you can only believe 50% of what you hear, uber has been here just a few weeks, and most say theres to many ubers, so that says there not doing good, and others say they make 35 dollars a hour and they only work 2 hours a day so really you cant go by hour rate i drive a cab and been doing it 15 years and uber is more of a part time gig temp most drivers do it for a few dollars extra cash, but you have to think about your car mileage also and the money you will have to pay back to irs. And no insurance , what if your car is in a wreck your insurance wont cover at this time and out of work till the car is repaired just some neg, but for part time and for extra bucks is ok but not for full time. It will cost more in the long run. And alot of uber drivers talk about all the profits of it, but like i said car repairs. And service warrentys are a problem
With ride sharing, if they find out and miles rack up fast, and private cars arent meant for heavy city driving especially in the summer months, car break downs and you are out of a car, i know i will get alot of negitivity but its my opinion , but good luck to you and any other drivers.
Most uber's will say cabbies dont know anything, but they have only been ubering a few weeks and i have 15 years of experience. No tickets no accidents. So i think i know what im doing, but again Good Luck
 

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Much of ubering is just like taxi. Knowing place and time. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out where to make money. I mean taxi drivers have been making a living at it for years and they aren't known for their intellect.

Now that there will be actual drivers that own there own cars and not the intellectually challenged that are being screwed by overpaying for a car weekly from a taxi company, there will be a positive change.

Funny, you make comments about only having uber a few weeks. But those that have a brain in their skull already have it figured out. It's going to be a tough rode for you. Get ready to watch your income drop by 2/3. Uber is in town.
And your milage rack up on using your provate car fuel and all the other deductions and uber gets 25% i get 44% of my net so the 30% difference from my job and uber, i dont have to usey 2015 with 14000 miles use my own fuel the extra permits you need no insurance no benifits and ruining your personal car and uber laughing taking 25% and your the looser in your uber gig, i get medical and bonuses dont pay for fuel and get 44% and same my car and my cab is a 2015 fav 4 which i get a new cab every 6 months and do 8 hours a day 4 days a week and bring home a average over 1000 a week with tips included, so ill stick to my job, if your doing uber part time, thats ok, but ehy tear up your car for uner
 

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Much of ubering is just like taxi. Knowing place and time. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out where to make money. I mean taxi drivers have been making a living at it for years and they aren't known for their intellect.

Now that there will be actual drivers that own there own cars and not the intellectually challenged that are being screwed by overpaying for a car weekly from a taxi company, there will be a positive change.

Funny, you make comments about only having uber a few weeks. But those that have a brain in their skull already have it figured out. It's going to be a tough rode for you. Get ready to watch your income drop by 2/3. Uber is in town.
Cabbies in Vegas don't pay a cent for the cabs in Vegas. They are employees.
 

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Why are so many anti-Uber cab drivers posting on an UBER forum??
That's part of the fun of the forum. Stir the pot and see where it goes. Haha!!!

I actually like the taxi drivers. Just yank their Chains every now and then. Otherwise, if we all played and got along I would fall asleep reading the message board.
 

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8 hours a day 4 days a week and bring home a average over 1000 a week with tips included......LOL;) too small! .....I can refer you to be an Uber 'Las Vegas' driver? earn extra $500.
$1000 a week really? I can make that in 3 days...LOL :)
 

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That's part of the fun of the forum. Stir the pot and see where it goes. Haha!!!

I actually like the taxi drivers. Just yank their Chains every now and then. Otherwise, if we all played and got along I would fall asleep reading the message board.
Well said, lol all the same
 

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The reason why Taxi drivers are joining this forum and being on the offensive, because they know that they will become almost absolete soon. They are like old computers that become incompatible as time progresses. Uber is just at the very begining and yes UBER is on shaky grounds right now, but that is part of the learning curve. Once everything settles in, those uneducated Taxi drivers will no longer be or at least loose alot of business.
The most common complaint that I get from passengers are "taxi drivers have the worst customer service, their cars are stinky, and the taxi drivers themselves are both stinky and dirty." And I quote these from 100% of my passengers. Other stuff that custumers say is that Taxi drivers always look "scroungy". On the other hand, passengers are very happy with the customer sevice they recieve from UBER drivers, how clean and smelling good are thier cars...I even got a passenger said that the fares are sometimes are at par with Taxi's or sometimes even more, but still would rather ride with UBER driver as they don't want to ride in "stinky" cars with drivers that have attitude. And you know what, I do agree with them, when I look at Taxi drivers, they look dirty and scroungy. And from experiene, a Taxi driver came up to my window to ask me how I like UBER...boy this guy reeked!!! UBER on.
 

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The reason why Taxi drivers are joining this forum and being on the offensive, because they know that they will become almost absolete soon. They are like old computers that become incompatible as time progresses. Uber is just at the very begining and yes UBER is on shaky grounds right now, but that is part of the learning curve. Once everything settles in, those uneducated Taxi drivers will no longer be or at least loose alot of business.
The most common complaint that I get from passengers are "taxi drivers have the worst customer service, their cars are stinky, and the taxi drivers themselves are both stinky and dirty." And I quote these from 100% of my passengers. Other stuff that custumers say is that Taxi drivers always look "scroungy". On the other hand, passengers are very happy with the customer sevice they recieve from UBER drivers, how clean and smelling good are thier cars...I even got a passenger said that the fares are sometimes are at par with Taxi's or sometimes even more, but still would rather ride with UBER driver as they don't want to ride in "stinky" cars with drivers that have attitude. And you know what, I do agree with them, when I look at Taxi drivers, they look dirty and scroungy. And from experiene, a Taxi driver came up to my window to ask me how I like UBER...boy this guy reeked!!! UBER on.
Let me picture this no taxis but long lines at the casinos, hmm i guess everyone will be on there phones in line i can see that, and how about all the people without phones or smart phones?
I can see that happening, like vegas is different than other citys we have tourism and casinos where there are people always waiting for cabs, not ubers why would you need to call uber instead of just walking out the door and get in a cab or limo? Except the cheap youger people that dont want to tip. And as alot of citys there still not allowed at the airports, why kill my personal car and fuel and give up 25% to uber they are racking in the money and treating you as slaves more than cab companys, atleast i get 44% of my money plus tips and everything is included a new cab, fuel insurance and benifits, and uber gets nothing but 75% minus your deductions, sounds more of a slave, then us cabbies, cabs will always be around, just like uber drivers mostly last under 1 year till they get smart or there car is dead.
 

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The reason why Taxi drivers are joining this forum and being on the offensive, because they know that they will become almost absolete soon. They are like old computers that become incompatible as time progresses. Uber is just at the very begining and yes UBER is on shaky grounds right now, but that is part of the learning curve. Once everything settles in, those uneducated Taxi drivers will no longer be or at least loose alot of business.
The most common complaint that I get from passengers are "taxi drivers have the worst customer service, their cars are stinky, and the taxi drivers themselves are both stinky and dirty." And I quote these from 100% of my passengers. Other stuff that custumers say is that Taxi drivers always look "scroungy". On the other hand, passengers are very happy with the customer sevice they recieve from UBER drivers, how clean and smelling good are thier cars...I even got a passenger said that the fares are sometimes are at par with Taxi's or sometimes even more, but still would rather ride with UBER driver as they don't want to ride in "stinky" cars with drivers that have attitude. And you know what, I do agree with them, when I look at Taxi drivers, they look dirty and scroungy. And from experiene, a Taxi driver came up to my window to ask me how I like UBER...boy this guy reeked!!! UBER on.
So you know, alot of uber drivers are ex cabbies, not all cabbies, and not all uber drivers, some are like that, as uber are the same, my cab is new every 6 months and smells good, i understand your point, i get that too. My passenger say that also, case by case though, how about if you break down on the side of the road? What will you do, tell your passenger to walk or she calls for another uber, and you wait formantow and pay out of your ocket, oh wait your gonna say you havenroad side service, and you get 3 a year
 

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Part-timer view.

First, if customers did not want Uber, it simply will not exist. Second, Uber figured out that there is a new pool of potential drivers that is growing not shrinking that offer a coverage that is perfect for their business model. As is the case in any start up, the pendulum swings too far one way and then the other until there is operational efficiency (well until the pendulum is placed in exaggerated motion again due to some business disruption - good or bad).

There are two main approaches to Uber; you are making this your full- time main source of income or you are a part-timer supplementing some type of main income stream.

Even as a part-timer I need to not discount expenses and tax implications. However, many expenses are fixed and not a factor since this is not my main income.
  • Vehicle is a fixed cost: I have always maintained aggressive maintenance and appearance care for my personal vehicles. So I have no added costs to Uber. In my specific case, I am well below previous annual costs since I now work from a home office as opposed to commuting. Even with Uber the overall miles are significantly below what my annual costs have been in the past 10 years
    • Gasoline: I do track specific variable costs associated to miles driven to calculate fuel consumption.
  • Annual fees: Business license fees (state and possibly local)
  • Insurance: for the specific ride sharing coverage to fill the gap between personal and commercial coverage from Uber (i.e. not all of insurance payments).
  • Rider experience: I budget this out as a fixed cost (water, mints, charging cables, etc)
  • Taxes: Fixed cost for Federal income tax (based on your overall income bracket)
For my situation, the decision factor is overall income contribution versus what I would normally do with the time that I Uber (some may think of this as opportunity cost).

There are still significant challenges;
  • Insurance is not as obvious as it should be and is still a high risk factor for TNC drivers - even with viable alternatives, this is not where it needs to be
  • The progress of overall ground transportation versus a protectionist stance is contributing to overall confusion to tourists - this should concern everyone and all parties are at fault. Las Vegas and Nevada needs to think abut if it wants to be a leader and innovator or let others take that role
Ground transportation is a combination of taxis, limo, livery and TNCs. Its a global phenomena and private and public sectors are coming together and making this work. The landscape of ground transportation has already changed in ways that even a year ago people thought would not happen. The pace of change is accelerating, keep your eyes and ears wide open.
 

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So you know, alot of uber drivers are ex cabbies, not all cabbies, and not all uber drivers, some are like that, as uber are the same, my cab is new every 6 months and smells good, i understand your point, i get that too. My passenger say that also, case by case though, how about if you break down on the side of the road? What will you do, tell your passenger to walk or she calls for another uber, and you wait formantow and pay out of your ocket, oh wait your gonna say you havenroad side service, and you get 3 a year
Not according to all my passengers. And yes alot of UBER drivers are formal TAXI drivers, but those are the more people oriented, that knows how to show cleanliness and politeness. If they are those that are like other Taxi drivers, the rating system will eventually filter them out of the system and thus not able to drive for UBER. Right now there are a whole bunch of UBER drivers, but the rating system is designed exactly for that purpose...to find those that are TAXI like drivers and block them from the UBER or LYFT platform. Like I said, UBER is only at the start stage of the learning curve and very new to the market, but as like other cities and really the whole country, UBER will be like a virus that will spread and kill those that don't keep up with change. UBER ON
 

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So you know, alot of uber drivers are ex cabbies, not all cabbies, and not all uber drivers, some are like that, as uber are the same, my cab is new every 6 months and smells good, i understand your point, i get that too. My passenger say that also, case by case though, how about if you break down on the side of the road? What will you do, tell your passenger to walk or she calls for another uber, and you wait formantow and pay out of your ocket, oh wait your gonna say you havenroad side service, and you get 3 a year

Oh and Yes...not all Taxi drivers look scroungy and smell with bad attitude, but that is the perception of UBER passegers...so I'm not putting my opinion out there to put TAXI drivers down, but rather to show what are the perception of tourist/passengers. And yes, most of our passengers are young, but I also get a good number of older passengers...i would say at least 30% of them. And so you make a big deal that UBER passengers are the younger people, but guess what, those older people aren't getting any younger and will not always be there...thus another reason that TAXI drivers will become absolete.
 
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