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I stick with Uber because ...

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... why people stay with a job that they hate.
It seems there's lots of drivers that wish they were not doing what they're doing.

The labor market has seen solid gains the last two months. Recent data shows that over 230,000 new jobs were added in the month of February (better than projected). Unemployment is down to 4.7% - which is considered to be full employment. The highest labor participation rate since 1986. People are getting jobs that haven't had a job in five years. And the average hourly pay is up 2.5% in February.
Business confidence is up; in general, business owners feel that the upcoming reduction in taxes and onerous regulation is going to cause an uptick and they are hiring and expanding.

So, in this environment ... why do drivers stay and complain ... instead of just moving on and moving up?
There are better opportunities out there folks. We are not in a depression any more. You have options now.

So, I'm curious. Tell me how you feel about this ...
 

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... why people stay with a job that they hate.
It seems there's lots of drivers that wish they were not doing what they're doing.

The labor market has seen solid gains the last two months. Recent data shows that over 230,000 new jobs were added in the month of February (better than projected). Unemployment is down to 4.7% - which is considered to be full employment. The highest labor participation rate since 1986. People are getting jobs that haven't had a job in five years. And the average hourly pay is up 2.5% in February.
Business confidence is up; in general, business owners feel that the upcoming reduction in taxes and onerous regulation is going to cause an uptick and they are hiring and expanding.

So, in this environment ... why do drivers stay and complain ... instead of just moving on and moving up?
There are better opportunities out there folks. We are not in a depression any more. You have options now.

So, I'm curious. Tell me how you feel about this ...
I haven't been hired yet.
Have you ?

My 2 sons are looking also . . .
 

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Not everyone has a marketable skill.
Everyone who drives for Uber has a marketable skill - they can drive, and they've passed a background scan.
So, they can drive a delivery truck for Wonderbread, or Budweiser ... and make THREE times as much plus benefits. Those jobs are out there. Why not do that instead of Uber.
You are NOT TRAPPED. It is your choice to do Uber.
 

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... why people stay with a job that they hate.
It seems there's lots of drivers that wish they were not doing what they're doing.

The labor market has seen solid gains the last two months. Recent data shows that over 230,000 new jobs were added in the month of February (better than projected). Unemployment is down to 4.7% - which is considered to be full employment. The highest labor participation rate since 1986. People are getting jobs that haven't had a job in five years. And the average hourly pay is up 2.5% in February.
Business confidence is up; in general, business owners feel that the upcoming reduction in taxes and onerous regulation is going to cause an uptick and they are hiring and expanding.

So, in this environment ... why do drivers stay and complain ... instead of just moving on and moving up?
There are better opportunities out there folks. We are not in a depression any more. You have options now.

So, I'm curious. Tell me how you feel about this ...
Drivers just like to vent.

I get mad sometimes but in the end im grateful for uber. Getting us closer to buying our house.

But once we get our house, im going to retire with Uber!!
 

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Drivers just like to vent.

I get mad sometimes but in the end im grateful for uber. Getting us closer to buying our house.

But once we get our house, im going to retire with Uber!!
THERE ya go.
Uber is, at best, a goal assister.
Have a set goal: Christmas money, get your dental work done money, take a vacation money, pay off a student loan money. Achieve the goal - dump the assister.
"I got what I wanted baby. Thanks for the lyft. Bye."

I drove for about three hours one afternoon last week. Wifey was being cranky and complaining about me being "under foot". I logged on and drove. When she called saying dinner was ready, I stopped at my favorite package store and picked up a bottle of good whiskey, a six pack of soda pop, and a package of zig-zags. Total bill was about $50. My total income for the afternoon was $53.
Got home, and with the proper application of the supplies I worked for, was much better able to deal with wifey.
Win - win.
 

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The pays terrible, the company treats us like shit, BUT, I can make my own hours and go where I want to go. And some nights, its fun as hell. I like being my own boss as well. As a part time second job, its not bad.
 

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Highest labor participation rate? Its lowest in 40 years. Where do you get your statistics from?
It doesnt strike you odd that for every job out there, there are hundreds of applicants? Have you sent over 200 hundred resumes into a black hole? Take the curtain off your face. This is a jobless recovery.
 

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I'm a p/t driver of about 20 +/- hrs a week and work Scottsdale Arizona and I am LAZY
I love coming and going as I please but what I love the most is pulling up and pax is not there or better yet a group is shooting the bull knowing I'm their ride. I wait till they begin walking towards me and I
Pull slowly away and hear a shout I stop immediately then engage reverse and back up passing them. Then wait for them to walk towards me then put in gear and speed pass with window down yelling poop emergency.
If you have been a victim of my juvenile behavior I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me. Because I live for that screenshot moment on your face when your uber ride just Kalanick you.
Now I would like to open this forum to any questions out there and for those with the harshest criticism of my antics please step to the front
 

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Drivers just like to vent.

I get mad sometimes but in the end im grateful for uber. Getting us closer to buying our house.

But once we get our house, im going to retire with Uber!!
There's a difference between venting and being a chronic complainer who refuses to listen to advice and/or make changes.
 

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The pays terrible, the company treats us like shit, BUT, I can make my own hours and go where I want to go. And some nights, its fun as hell. I like being my own boss as well. As a part time second job, its not bad.
There you go, ROCK n ROLL man!

its mostly fun, but some nights I'm like " WTH"!
 

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why do drivers stay and complain
As a warning to others. The company pays people to extol the virtues of rideshare driving here, why aren't you complaining about them? Maybe we feel some sense of duty to try and set the record straight so some poor soul doesn't quit their sucky corporate job to put themselves in a high-risk, low-reward gig with zero long-term potential.

The only thing Uber has going for it is convenience. But it's convenience at a cost. You can't just log on whenever you feel like it without a rideshare endorsement from your insurance company. That costs a premium over what you'd normally pay for coverage. In my case that premium was $5.47 a day or $40.88 a week. So, you have to drive at least four hours a week to cover your insurance tab (less if you just drive surge times). Either that or drive on your personal auto policy which is just plain stupid. So, even the convenience is not without some cost.

BTW, your poll is exactly the kind of cheap shot a corporate troll would post.
 

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BTW, your poll is exactly the kind of cheap shot a corporate troll would post.
Is it? Because I'm not.
I have had a lot of sucky jobs; but I have always been able to USE them to MY purpose, and drop them like a used rubber when I'm done.
But, I have the self confidence to know that there is always something better right around the corner, and that I am good enough to get it.
 

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... why people stay with a job that they hate.
It seems there's lots of drivers that wish they were not doing what they're doing.

The labor market has seen solid gains the last two months. Recent data shows that over 230,000 new jobs were added in the month of February (better than projected). Unemployment is down to 4.7% - which is considered to be full employment. The highest labor participation rate since 1986. People are getting jobs that haven't had a job in five years. And the average hourly pay is up 2.5% in February.
Business confidence is up; in general, business owners feel that the upcoming reduction in taxes and onerous regulation is going to cause an uptick and they are hiring and expanding.

So, in this environment ... why do drivers stay and complain ... instead of just moving on and moving up?
There are better opportunities out there folks. We are not in a depression any more. You have options now.

So, I'm curious. Tell me how you feel about this ...
Not everyone has a marketable skill.
My sons and I are all skilled.
Yet they import labor and fill orders for jobs that they never offer or advertise locally.
Import Labor for American Jobs.
I have class D chauffers,licenses with Motorcycle endorsement
When I side Hustle vehicles to and from car dealer auctions,I always get the motorcycles.
 

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I'm not *****ing. There aren't ANY part time jobs with the flexibility and earning potential of rideshare in my areas...not legal ones, anyway. If you hate this job, you're doing it wrong and relying on it, which is your dumb fault.
 

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I'm not *****ing. There aren't ANY part time jobs with the flexibility and earning potential of rideshare in my areas...not legal ones, anyway. If you hate this job, you're doing it wrong and relying on it, which is your dumb fault.
I agree.
I drive about five or six days a month ... and if I don't feel like it, I don't do it.
I like weekend days, but that's when family visits and wifey wants to go to the home and garden show at the fairgrounds ... and I don't get to drive as much as I'd like ... but I do get to on occasion.
If I make myself enough of a pain in the ass, she actually throws me outta the house, and I get to drive.
Unless it's football season, I drive on Saturday and Sunday during the day.
 

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Is the only flexible gig that I could find in my area. I have a small business that sees a big drop in sales after the winter months, so is either sit in front of the desk of an empty store, making just enough to pay the bills or get out do some driving and bring fresh money into my pockets. I only drive weekends and one full day on Wednesday, my take home (before all the expenses) is about 12-14 bucks an hour plus my tips and I'm okay with that. As a full time job in my market is not viable.
 
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