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These are a small sample of UBER Black job payment details. Great rates you may say - but not so.
I've been in the ground transport business longer than most sane folk
Now I KNOW that if all I had was those jobs at those rates I would eventually go broke. It would be a slow painful process, but those rates are unsustainable. Having private clients to underwrite my shifts allows the lower paying Uber work to increase the gross at the cost of a higher average. That is an ok outcome.
I encourage ALL UBERX drivers to keep looking for alternative work, give yourselves "headroom" in your lives so you don't miss opportunities elsewhere.
Pick the eyes out of the busy hours, work them hard when the work flows but ALWAYS "know when to fold 'em" as Kenny Rogers would say.
Unless you are productively engaged whilst waiting for the next ping (working on other stuff/study/paid surveys/job applications etc) on your laptop don't hang out like an addicted gambler thinking that the next ping will be the jackpot.
The measly amount that you take with UBERX is ok as it adds to your gross with other hopefully better paying stuff you do. But do it full time and it will grind you and your car down, not leaving much of two very inportant assets you own no good for much else.
That's my 2c, garnered from years in this game