Welcome to the wonderful world if Uber.So I recently signed up and got activated last week before the increase to 25%. My car is not the most efficient (calculated cost about $0.12/km) so gas will kill me even on the highway, but it is old and high mileage so depreciation has already taken its toll already.
I live downtown west end and work in Mississauga. Figure I would turn on the app in the morning wait around and see if I'm lucky enough to get someone that is heading out to Pearson or somewhere west in the morning and vice versa in the afternoon. Tax breaks on the commute too which is a nice plus.
It worked pretty well first couple of days I was grossing about $25-30/hr (one drive out west and pickup another in Mississauga area in the morning), but I usually end up driving back downtown empty in the evening on the way home, which is fine since I have to head back there anyways. Did that for a couple of days only for my commute, then yesterday decided to stick around the core and pickup more pax after I got back, and wow I feel so ripped off. My gross went to about $14/hr before all my expenses, factoring in everything I was making less than min wage.
In conclusion I will not be doing this other than for my commute (if even that) and fingers crossed that I will have someone heading out the same way.
Don't forget to sample the kool-aid