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Can see with this hard marketing of 600$ per new referral a rate cut is near.
Do not refer.
Control supply and keep demand high.
 

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Can see with this hard marketing of 600$ per new referral a rate cut is near.
Do not refer.
Control supply and keep demand high.
Maybe next January.
Don't worry more drivers are quitting then joining and more riders are joining as well.

And it takes long time for new drivers to make money so they just thinking it's bad and quitting.
 

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Maybe next January.
Don't worry more drivers are quitting then joining and more riders are joining as well.

And it takes long time for new drivers to make money so they just thinking it's bad and quitting.
Ubers only got themselves to blame.
 

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One more stupid trick from Uber and I'm finished! I'd rather go broke sitting on the bay with a fishing line in my hand (and I hate fishing)! Truly though folks isn't it time that the general public and people considering driving be really made aware of how evil Uber really is. Most of us do it part time and I do enjoy the bit of pocket-money I receive and perhaps more importantly I enjoy the people and getting around town but it is close to borderline now and I'm still on the 20% fee. I know and accept Uber's antics but it is the new drivers I feel sorry for. They will read the BS numbers that Uber put out there, they will not be told they have to pay the GST and all the other nonsense nor will they be told that Uber can cut your earnings without even telling you. No matter how much you try and juggle the numbers and work the system it is impossible to regularly net an income, before tax, of more than about $15 - $20 per hour (don't user Uber's BS maths). At best you would have to work 60 hours a week with no holidays to earn $60K a year then you would have to hand some of that over to the tax man and you will not have attracted any Super, workcover, holiday pay and after two years your nice new Camry is worn out but not as much as you would be.

I wonder sometimes whether this isn't a great topic for a current affairs programme because in my view Uber are peddling a great big lie and targeting some of the most vulnerable people in our society. They really do need to be called out on this!
 

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They are having trouble keeping up with drivers leaving, was told they are struggling to keep older drivers and 7 out of 10 new drivers fail before they complete 50 trips. If it wasn't for my pre books I would of stopped driving months ago. Living out in the Yarra Valley is a gold mine :)
 

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One more stupid trick from Uber and I'm finished! I'd rather go broke sitting on the bay with a fishing line in my hand (and I hate fishing)! Truly though folks isn't it time that the general public and people considering driving be really made aware of how evil Uber really is. Most of us do it part time and I do enjoy the bit of pocket-money I receive and perhaps more importantly I enjoy the people and getting around town but it is close to borderline now and I'm still on the 20% fee. I know and accept Uber's antics but it is the new drivers I feel sorry for. They will read the BS numbers that Uber put out there, they will not be told they have to pay the GST and all the other nonsense nor will they be told that Uber can cut your earnings without even telling you. No matter how much you try and juggle the numbers and work the system it is impossible to regularly net an income, before tax, of more than about $15 - $20 per hour (don't user Uber's BS maths). At best you would have to work 60 hours a week with no holidays to earn $60K a year then you would have to hand some of that over to the tax man and you will not have attracted any Super, workcover, holiday pay and after two years your nice new Camry is worn out but not as much as you would be.

I wonder sometimes whether this isn't a great topic for a current affairs programme because in my view Uber are peddling a great big lie and targeting some of the most vulnerable people in our society. They really do need to be called out on this!
When the general consumer is winning and the big corp no one really cares. Its like how we get cheap stuff from overseas, you hear about but rather not care. But thanks to Fuber. They are applying the same tactics here. This country is going backwards in this area. Uber need to get their act together.
 

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They are having trouble keeping up with drivers leaving, was told they are struggling to keep older drivers and 7 out of 10 new drivers fail before they complete 50 trips.
So if they are losing 7 out of 10 drivers why would they cut rates further? They should increase them to a reasonable level so that they keep everyone happy. Passengers will still take Uber if the price is a little higher.
 

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Customers think its great we keep 80% of the fare. They think we don't have to declare it.
I tell them the truth then ask them is it a good deal now?
So many pax think being a fuber driver is the best job on earth. And why wouldn't it be? Flexibility...
A girl said to me yesterday the only expenses we have are fuel... I said what about maintenance.. gst.. income tax.. insurance.. registration..
Oh how quick they turn!
I tell them Uber is great when you first start. You will make $80 during your first shift and only work 3 hours.
Slowly and slowly.. you end up with nothing.
 
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