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4.54 rating, doesn't make a lick of difference. You can have a brutal acceptance rate and brutal cancellation rate and low rating and you will still be on the road with thousands of drivers making less then minimum wage. There is an oversaturated market and too many drivers, you have to struggle to make a dime. I have consistently driven 40 hours per week in Niagara for the last 3 months and average $375 per week. Take away 20 percent for gas and that's $300 a week not including depreciation, taxes, and insurance on the car and that works out to $7.50 an hour, less hen minimum wage. Basically you run your car into the ground and collect the value of the car as you go along and at the front end because at the back end your car is worthless. Throw in oil changes and new tires and worn out brake pads and you are driving for a negative sum. I hear crickets because all the other drivers I know can relate, there is no money to be made driving Uber. Pizza Hut is promising $3.70 per delivery and said I could do 30 to 60 deliveries in a night, plus tips, over 6 to 8 hours. Talked to a 2 for 1 driver and he said they have Hotel Contracts and he and another driver complete 50 deliveries in an 8 to 9 shift on a weekend, 25 during the week, similar deal to Pizza Hut. He said tips are $3 to $4 per delivery. 50 deliveries at say $5 per trip including tip is $250 a night, that's better then Uber boys with less gas, am I missing something? Why are we driving for Uber? If it's $6 after tips that's $300 over 8 hours or over $30 an hour. There has to be a catch with Food Delivery.
 

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Yep. Most drivers are earning far less than minimum wage after all expenses. Everyone should seek alternatives. The vast majority who are driving now are desperate for immediate cash flow or just too dumb to understand true operating costs of this business. It can't last forever, eventually it will sink in. Uber has been fuelling it's 'growth' by cutting off pieces of itself and throwing in the furnace, inevitably it will die. The idea of 'rideshare' will live on long after Uber is buried.
 

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Niagara Region is only good on Saturdays during the winter and you still need to know when and where to pickup the good trips.
 

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I agree. Once the students go home downtown St. Kitts is a Ghost Town. You use to drive Niagara? Even St Patrick's Day will be nothing to write home about.
 

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But you lead the planet in copying and pasting your same old complaint over and over again. We hear ya pal, Niagara sucks. Move or find another thing to do, or go on a campaign to increase the population but that might take a few decades.
 
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