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It amazes me how much negativity is on these boards frankly if you don’t like driving for Uber stop no ones forcing you and stop posting all the negative posts here let’s hear some positive stuff for a change. I make enough to pay my rent pay my bills and have a little leftover for food and I’m happy
 

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It amazes me how much negativity is on these boards frankly if you don’t like driving for Uber stop no ones forcing you and stop posting all the negative posts here let’s hear some positive stuff for a change. I make enough to pay my rent pay my bills and have a little leftover for food and I’m happy
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If you don’t like it leave
 

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I make enough to pay my rent pay my bills and have a little leftover for food and I’m happy
Well if that's what makes you happy then great.

However your likely a new driver and haven't yet figured out the costs of doing Uber for a living. I have and it doesn't compensate appropriately for the amount of effort required compared to working a normal job.

For instance I drove an incredible 100,000 miles last year and only cleared after taxes $20,000 to live on. That's actively driving 7 hours a day, every day last year. Not including wait times, or other times online without a trip. That comes out to about 18 hours a day, everyday last year. The most anyone could do because they need to go offline 6 hours to recharge the 12 hours of driving clock.

So let's say I was putting in 10 hours days, that's 70 hours a week of work for $30k before taxes and $20k afterwards.

Heck last year was a GREAT year, the years before it was $15k clear on 85,000 miles. This year is looking to be the same $15k clear.

Why so little? Because there is a LOT of hidden costs in this business, biggest one is putting ones vehicle depreciation into the bank so they have enough to replace the vehicle they are driving.

Car loaners don't qualify Uber as an reliable income source. Your one accident away from walking or using Uber yourself. So it's imperative to have substantial funds available to buy yourself a decent replacement vehicle as soon as possible.

If your just living hand to mouth, then your ripe to fall.

Also another drag is getting deactivated, since your driving more equates to more tickets, Uber supposedly suspends drivers with 3 or more moving violations in three years, but each state could be different according to the deal with the commercial insurance carrier they use.

I'll give you a good rule to follow, set your odometer trip meter everyday and make it a contest to make more on the app, including tips, than the odometer reads everyday.

If you can do that, then your doing great! 👍
 

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Well if that's what makes you happy then great.

However your likely a new driver and haven't yet figured out the costs of doing Uber for a living. I have and it doesn't compensate appropriately for the amount of effort required compared to working a normal job.

For instance I drove an incredible 100,000 miles last year and only cleared after taxes $20,000 to live on. That's actively driving 7 hours a day, every day last year. Not including wait times, or other times online without a trip. That comes out to about 18 hours a day, everyday last year. The most anyone could do because they need to go offline 6 hours to recharge the 12 hours of driving clock.

So let's say I was putting in 10 hours days, that's 70 hours a week of work for $30k before taxes and $20k afterwards.

Heck last year was a GREAT year, the years before it was $15k clear on 85,000 miles. This year is looking to be the same $15k clear.

Why so little? Because there is a LOT of hidden costs in this business, biggest one is putting ones vehicle depreciation into the bank so they have enough to replace the vehicle they are driving.

Car loaners don't qualify Uber as an reliable income source. Your one accident away from walking or using Uber yourself. So it's imperative to have substantial funds available to buy yourself a decent replacement vehicle as soon as possible.

If your just living hand to mouth, then your ripe to fall.

Also another drag is getting deactivated, since your driving more equates to more tickets, Uber supposedly suspends drivers with 3 or more moving violations in three years, but each state could be different according to the deal with the commercial insurance carrier they use.

I'll give you a good rule to follow, set your odometer trip meter everyday and make it a contest to make more on the app, including tips, than the odometer reads everyday.

If you can do that, then your doing great! 👍
Seems OP joined this forum in 2015.

Further, you are advocating that one dollar a mile is a worthy goal.

Maybe OP could teach you a thing or two.
 

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Mr. Holly Licker.

Very suspect.
 

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It amazes me how much negativity is on these boards frankly if you don’t like driving for Uber stop no ones forcing you and stop posting all the negative posts here let’s hear some positive stuff for a change. I make enough to pay my rent pay my bills and have a little leftover for food and I’m happy
Geez, why do you gotta be so negative about negativity.
 

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It amazes me how much negativity is on these boards frankly if you don’t like driving for Uber stop no ones forcing you and stop posting all the negative posts here let’s hear some positive stuff for a change. I make enough to pay my rent pay my bills and have a little leftover for food and I’m happy
Yeah man if you don’t like it leave never heard that shit before. Man don’t strike don’t do anything to improve your working conditions just leave.
 

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It amazes me how much negativity is on these boards frankly if you don’t like driving for Uber stop no ones forcing you and stop posting all the negative posts here let’s hear some positive stuff for a change. I make enough to pay my rent pay my bills and have a little leftover for food and I’m happy
aye aye sir
 

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It amazes me how much negativity is on these boards frankly if you don’t like driving for Uber stop no ones forcing you and stop posting all the negative posts here let’s hear some positive stuff for a change. I make enough to pay my rent pay my bills and have a little leftover for food and I’m happy
I post enough positive stuff that I’ve been accused of being a shill for Uber

I make enough, that when added to my other income, is enough to meet my needs

Sooner or later I’ll sell my house and capture enough equity to both meet my needs and pay the rent at a senior living facility without Uber but until then …

I’m Happy
 

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It amazes me how much negativity is on these boards frankly if you don’t like driving for Uber stop no ones forcing you and stop posting all the negative posts here let’s hear some positive stuff for a change. I make enough to pay my rent pay my bills and have a little leftover for food and I’m happy
I'm thinking that you are easily amazed. We all do things we don't like. I don't particularly like driving for Uber but I do drive when there's enough money in it to net $30 an hour or better. I don't like working for a company that has no ethical standards. So is it reasonable for me to warn others of Uber's deceit so that they may avoid it as well?

In other words, may I please have permission to keep posting negative things about Uber here?
 

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I mean, if you have even the slightest inkling of knowing how to work the app, and I mean work in a figurative sense, you can make good $.

-Knowing when and where surges are likely to pop up
-Not accepting trips or putting around in the outskirts, driving 15 minutes to do a 5 minute ride
-Not sitting in the airport lot with 50+ other cars in the queue
-Turning off requests until you drop off your current ride (take a minute to consider why this is beneficial.)
-Not using the Uber GPS

I mean, I averaged just shy of 50 an hour last night. Do I like that my riders were paying $100+ for their rides and I saw only $45-50 of that? Of course not. I reserve my right to ***** about that.
 

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Nobody is not saying to be happy but don’t throw your negativity on the rest of. Especially if we are unsatisfied that’s none of your freaking business. If we don’t like it leave? don’t try to work within the system to make it better? you’re an idiot because you think you’re right and everybody’s wrong, That’s the epitome of an *******.
 

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I'm thinking that you are easily amazed. We all do things we don't like. I don't particularly like driving for Uber but I do drive when there's enough money in it to net $30 an hour or better. I don't like working for a company that has no ethical standards. So is it reasonable for me to warn others of Uber's deceit so that they may avoid it as well?

In other words, may I please have permission to keep posting negative things about Uber here?
That’s why it’s hard to reply to ******** that always say just leave. What do you say to people that have such a low IQ that they don’t understand that it’s OK to criticize Uber.
 
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