What exactly are you b!tching about?I didnt tell people not to work you did.
What really got me aggravated was you complaining about 3-4 gas and car repair costs. As if either one of those things should be a reason to sit at home and collect enomployment. If anyone around here is a lazy whiner around here ITS YOU!!!!What exactly are you b!tching about?
If every idle Uber/Lyft driver on unemployment right now decided instead to work, do you honestly think you'd be getting all those big bonuses? Hell no, you wouldn't, because there would be plenty of ants signed in to answer every ping.
So instead, you'd be here b!tching about how there are too many ants, and they should stay home because it is costing you big bonus money.
I presently work an actual W-2 job, and I've done 20 Uber and Lyft rides this week, with no bonus incentives whatsoever. I own my house and have a massive savings in the bank. Money is not an issue for me. Rideshare is way to earn a small amount of cash and have random conversations with random people. It's not a career. It's barely a reliable source of income when I need something extra.What really got me aggravated was you complaining about 3-4 gas and car repair costs. As if either one of those things should be a reason to sit at home and collect enomployment. If anyone around here is a lazy whiner around here ITS YOU!!!!
Not only lazy habits, but a comfort zone that is so fragile and easily breached, that one becomes almost unemployable. After 18 months of living life 100% on your own terms, you become psychologically dependent on having everything your way. We all know in rideshare, that simply isn't going to be the case...even on a good day.So-called "free" money has some serious disadvantages. First, many develop lazy habits.
God bless these folks who love driving food around. Personally, it sounds like an even bigger hassle than transporting people, but if they like it and can make good money, I love the number of pings their absence in the rideshare market creates.Another reason Ubers TNC is running out of drivers is it's competing with itself.
Ubereats has been siphoning off drivers as have the other delivery companies.
A Rational Economic Actor - LOL, I think I can safely say that a lot of ants are not rational, or they would have quit by now - would look at 2 possible cases: hustling at a maximum level, or continuing to take the CHEESE. The CHEESE requires no work or vehicle expenses (OK, filing a weekly claim and doing a "job search" does take maybe half an hour, LOL), whereas hustling does. There is some revenue that is brought in by both, and so with this Rational Economic Actor having some reservation wage (i.e., the lowest pay rate he would accept), he would need to get a net profit (i.e., in whatever way he defines his expenses) whose rate per time would exceed his reservation wage. I live in one of the cheap-a33 states , and I still get work-free & expense-free revenue of $407/week 😁; hence, even if I were to hustle at 60 hours/week, I would be giving up $7/hr CHEESE that would need to be above my reservation wage for me to rationally start hustling. (NOTE: This is a completely academic question, as my ride is too old to qualify for ant duty - and I'm not about to buy a new car just to hustle. )I wrote last week that I was offered a bonus of almost $400 to do 50 rides from Sunday to Thursday night 4:00 am. What I found odd is that I've been online and hitting 50 rides easily most weeks. That makes me puzzled as to why Uber would offer ants like me an incentive if I am already working and haven't stopped during the pandemic. But I am wondering what amount of money it would take for ants currently at home and not working to hit that online button before the UI runs out in September?
Is your argument that people dont need to eat if they are driving? Or that they don't need to pay rent while they are driving? I'm confused.Yea but what about all the money
you need to spend on food while
you are sitting around watching tv?
And the omnipresent costs of housing?
$27 per hour is really $20 per hour net after ALL expenses..... I can make $20 an hour sitting on a manufacturing production line doing mindless work , getting health insurance, OT, 501k matching, vacation and sick pay, and unemployment compensation when the time comes.A couple months back Uber offered me $100 to do three rides. I gave it some thought and figured I'd go for it and do three rides on the way home from work. I have had Covid and recovered and I have been fully vaccinated. So it is as safe for me to give rides as it has ever been. When I attempted to go online it said my background check was pending. I am still stuck there. Checkr says Uber hasn't even requested a background check for me for at least six months. Meanwhile my area is constantly surging (Charlotte-style) due to lack of drivers. Lyft had no problem completing my background check, but they aren't offering me any incentive to drive other than a questionable claim that I can make $27 an hour.