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Growing up in Haverhill Ma.in the late 80's....... I seen how busy a simple city can grow, but not just Haverhill; Lawrence, Methuen, Dorchester, Plaistow, Lowell, Worcester and so forth. I have been doing Uber since 2013, I moved from Mass holding a good job since raising a family doing the things a normal person with a positive attitude can contribute to society. I have made some good money doing Uber in Portland Maine as well as the beaches and have met some nice folks. I remember going online and only seeing 2 cars at most on a Friday Saturday night in the winter months Nov-February 2013 and still made bank. The way I look at it is it's like owning your own business and you take the good with the bad. Reading some of these posts I see nothing but negative feedback and gripping complaining idiotic rhetoric posts. Going forward I just hope all you Uber drivers have a safe weekend a profitable one at that, and just sit back and actually look at the service you contribute to the community and the people you service, and enjoy the freedom of doing what you love to do. I mean really this service gives you the freedom to do what you want when you want. No one is holding a gun to your head and telling you to drive for Uber, and if your complaining about do it on Facebook with all the other idiots, or go start your own service.

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That nice weather must have dried up all of them brain cells over there in Arizona, what's it like? 120? 110? right now. Hope it gets better for you.
 

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That nice weather must have dried up all of them brain cells over there in Arizona, what's it like? 120? 110? right now. Hope it gets better for you.
Actually, it's raining right now and the high today should be around 98 degrees.
 

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Well, thanks for the forecast maybe you should be doing something in the field of meterology, with a hint of sarcasm, and slight touch of stupid.
 

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Well, thanks for the forecast maybe you should be doing something in the field of meterology, with a hint of sarcasm, and slight touch of stupid.
So you're happy watching your earnings drop over time. Just curious, how many rate cuts have you seen since 2013? I've only seen one (Jan 16) since I started and between that and the over saturation of drivers, my average gross take (notice I say average gross) has dropped from $15 - $25/hr to $9 - $15/hr. Yes, there's the incredible night here and there when the planets align perfectly, but they are rare. I had hoped summer tourism would improve things but so far not so much.

I had originally hoped to do Uber full time, but only drive occasionally now to keep my status active. There are too many manipulative head games being played by Uber for my tastes. Uber is a brilliant concept and just HAS to work out eventually for us, or so we think, but, like the battered spouse or kicked dog, we Uber on in that false hope. Uber knows this and totally exploits it.

I think many of the claims of high payouts here are similar to the success stories I heard back when I used t escort bus loads of folks on golf and gamble trips to the casinos. Seems like everyone on the bus came away with $500 - $1000 winnings but wouldn't acknowledge that it cost them $2000 to do it.
 

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You see I do not pay the 25% I currently only pay the initial Uber fee which would make your stomach turn. You can do Uber Full time and make well over $800 plus a week. The guarantees have definitely dropped but you can make that up over time....

http://uber-regulatory-documents.s3.amazonaws.com/city/portland_me/p2p/Service Fee Addendum.pdf
I'm a 20%er but that doesn't help much. What was the % when you started? How many times has Uber reduced the fares since you started?
 

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So you're happy watching your earnings drop over time. Just curious, how many rate cuts have you seen since 2013? I've only seen one (Jan 16) since I started and between that and the over saturation of drivers, my average gross take (notice I say average gross) has dropped from $15 - $25/hr to $9 - $15/hr. Yes, there's the incredible night here and there when the planets align perfectly, but they are rare. I had hoped summer tourism would improve things but so far not so much.

I had originally hoped to do Uber full time, but only drive occasionally now to keep my status active. There are too many manipulative head games being played by Uber for my tastes. Uber is a brilliant concept and just HAS to work out eventually for us, or so we think, but, like the battered spouse or kicked dog, we Uber on in that false hope. Uber knows this and totally exploits it.

I think many of the claims of high payouts here are similar to the success stories I heard back when I used t escort bus loads of folks on golf and gamble trips to the casinos. Seems like everyone on the bus came away with $500 - $1000 winnings but wouldn't acknowledge that it cost them $2000 to do it.
 

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I love your posts and agree with you 100% on every point. At least last summer when I began driving I used to be able to put tires on my car and afford an oil change or two. Not any more. Still love the riders for the most part.
 

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It's not even so much about the percentages as it is about the 35% rate cut after the first of the year. But they said it was only temporary. Not so. That was the killer. Who's going to risk driving around in snow storms for next to nothing. Uber is a good idea but poorly run from then on.
 
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