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Uber has consistently lied and taken so much from its drivers! I think it’s time that we pay Uber back by staying off line and getting other jobs, the Taxi industry works fine without Uber so let’s let the taxi industry continue.
Most drivers protest Uber's lousy treatment.....by accepting the next lousy offer.
 

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I don’t even know how it’s legal how they can make changes to peoples pay without warning them or agreeing to the changes, When we were paid over two dollars a mile, I was making great money, and so was Uber. But the companies greed ruined all that. I thought the most ridiculous thing is when they said “hey good news guys, we’re changing the rates so we could make your earnings more consistent” But what they actually did is made our rates consistently lower as they were making consistently more money. I also like the part when they said that what a rider paid and what we make are separate, then adjusted trips based on an inefficient route! BS! FU Uber
 

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I think it’s time that we pay Uber back by staying off line
the problem here is many drivers are already doing just that until the $300 per week ends; in half the states it already has. Rest by sept 1st. And then the opposite of what you suggest will occur; even more drivers will be out there.

Drivers are a lot like kittens; impossible to herd and they will never act as a group. Why? Most aren't that upset on a regular basis. And those who really are upset deal with it by going right back online the next day. 🤷‍♂️
 

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LOL I received and unsolicited text message from "Claire" - Uber Driver Account Specialist - inquiring as to how they can help me to "Get back on the road."

After several exchanges of them attempting to send me to help.uber.com to actually answer my questions, I blocked them.
 

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LOL I received and unsolicited text message from "Claire" - Uber Driver Account Specialist - inquiring as to how they can help me to "Get back on the road."

After several exchanges of them attempting to send me to help.uber.com to actually answer my questions, I blocked them.
I deleted the app and switched to food delivery when they killed the multiplier surge in Sept 2019. Occasionally I get the same “how can we help you” email which is then followed up in a few days with a request to complete a survey for their “research”.

This week I got another survey request but this time I’ll get a $10 amazon gift card. No thanks.....delete!
 

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I deleted the app and switched to food delivery when they killed the multiplier surge in Sept 2019. Occasionally I get the same “how can we help you” email which is then followed up in a few days with a request to complete a survey for their “research”.

This week I got another survey request but this time I’ll get a $10 amazon gift card. No thanks.....delete!
It makes me wonder if there is more data sharing between the different apps than what we're told, because I've been doing FAR MORE DoorDash the past few months than Uber. DD has been hooking me up with bonuses, so I stopped Uber.
 

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LOL I received and unsolicited text message from "Claire" - Uber Driver Account Specialist - inquiring as to how they can help me to "Get back on the road."

After several exchanges of them attempting to send me to help.uber.com to actually answer my questions, I blocked them.
Seems that if you ignore these queries, within a couple of weeks, they offer outrageous offers to get you back on the road.
 

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Uber has consistently lied and taken so much from its drivers! I think it’s time that we pay Uber back by staying off line and getting other jobs, the Taxi industry works fine without Uber so let’s let the taxi industry continue.
Uber drivers are just like minimum wage workers.... You would think minimum wage workers would all just refuse to work for that low pay, and then the business would have to raise the pay, but there are way too many people willing to do anything to make up penny or 2. These people can't see the big picture they only see what's right in front of their eyes.
 

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I admit I didn't read the posts ... hell, I didn't read the OP's original post.
I'm bad.

I just want to disagree with the TITLE of this thread.
It is misleading. It is fake news.

YOU can make Uber work for YOU.
You can. Got the guts?

This was my MO for almost two years that I drove:
I only picked up at the times and places where the right people were going to be.
I worked at 5am. I took people to catch their flights because they were business people.
I took people to work.
I worked at 4pm. I took people home from work. I took them to dinner and drinks with friends and family.

Some of us set a $ goal; we drive till we hit that mark.
Not me.
I set a # goal. The number of people I got to pitch.
I wanted to average one per hour.

I talked to EVERY one of them about my favorite subject: me. It was part of the cost of the ride. Either put up with my pitch - or walk.

I would ask them what they did for a living ... "Oh wow, that's interesting ..." Maybe a couple of questions, then ...
I gave them a sixty second resume about ... ME.
"I have a four year degree in Business Admin and Economics. Years of experience in valuation of real and personal property ..."
Then I asked them if they knew of a job in the company they work for for someone with my skills.
IF they said 'no', I'd ask about their competition ... "any room there that you know of?"
No? "Looks like we here. Thanks for the call .. bye"

NEXT!
Oh, a ping to pick up someone at WalMart ... nope.
Here's one from a dorm ... nope.
Oh, and here's one from the county jail ... lol, nope.
Look, one from 'the hood', nope.

Ah, here's a middle class neighborhood and it's 6pm.
Yep, dinner and theater ... I'm on it.

I did NOT pick up in the ghetto, at colleges, at bars at 1am. NONE of those people are going to be able to help me.
I did NOT GAF about tips, stars, complaints, kudos ... just didn't care. Didn't fit into my business model.
Uber would send me a text about not accepting enough? Tough titty kitty, get over it.
If my ap fired up tomorrow ... good. If not ... well, shit jobs are easy to find.
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I did that for months. I'd get two or three good leads a week.
Actually turned down a couple of other shit jobs.
Then, one of the frogs I kissed turned into a Prince; and I found a home.

I don't suck Uber's schlong any more.
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This gig IS a great opportunity to meet a lot of people, a lot of different people. And you have them captive in a small compartment for a fixed period of time.
Leave the radio OFF, they need to listen to YOU.

Every once in a while one of them can help -- and will help if you ask.
It's an odds game.
Ask.
Ask. EVERYone that gets into your car gets asked.

I doubt that you'll take my advice.
Most people just come here to piss and moan, not to actually do anything about it.

How about you?
Got the guts to make a change?


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I admit I didn't read the posts ... hell, I didn't read the OP's original post.
I'm bad.

I just want to disagree with the TITLE of this thread.
It is misleading. It is fake news.

YOU can make Uber work for YOU.
You can. Got the guts?

This was my MO for almost two years that I drove:
I only picked up at the times and places where the right people were going to be.
I worked at 5am. I took people to catch their flights because they were business people.
I took people to work.
I worked at 4pm. I took people home from work. I took them to dinner and drinks with friends and family.

Some of us set a $ goal; we drive till we hit that mark.
Not me.
I set a # goal. The number of people I got to pitch.
I wanted to average one per hour.

I talked to EVERY one of them about my favorite subject: me. It was part of the cost of the ride. Either put up with my pitch - or walk.

I would ask them what they did for a living ... "Oh wow, that's interesting ..." Maybe a couple of questions, then ...
I gave them a sixty second resume about ... ME.
"I have a four year degree in Business Admin and Economics. Years of experience in valuation of real and personal property ..."
Then I asked them if they knew of a job in the company they work for for someone with my skills.
IF they said 'no', I'd ask about their competition ... "any room there that you know of?"
No? "Looks like we here. Thanks for the call .. bye"

NEXT!
Oh, a ping to pick up someone at WalMart ... nope.
Here's one from a dorm ... nope.
Oh, and here's one from the county jail ... lol, nope.
Look, one from 'the hood', nope.

Ah, here's a middle class neighborhood and it's 6pm.
Yep, dinner and theater ... I'm on it.

I did NOT pick up in the ghetto, at colleges, at bars at 1am. NONE of those people are going to be able to help me.
I did NOT GAF about tips, stars, complaints, kudos ... just didn't care. Didn't fit into my business model.
Uber would send me a text about not accepting enough? Tough titty kitty, get over it.
If my ap fired up tomorrow ... good. If not ... well, shit jobs are easy to find.
_ _ _

I did that for months. I'd get two or three good leads a week.
Actually turned down a couple of other shit jobs.
Then, one of the frogs I kissed turned into a Prince; and I found a home.

I don't suck Uber's schlong any more.
_ _ _

This gig IS a great opportunity to meet a lot of people, a lot of different people. And you have them captive in a small compartment for a fixed period of time.
Leave the radio OFF, they need to listen to YOU.

Every once in a while one of them can help -- and will help if you ask.
It's an odds game.
Ask.
Ask. EVERYone that gets into your car gets asked.

I doubt that you'll take my advice.
Most people just come here to piss and moan, not to actually do anything about it.

How about you?
Got the guts to make a change?


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But, don’t you ever miss the schlong???
 

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Uber drivers are just like minimum wage workers.... You would think minimum wage workers would all just refuse to work for that low pay, and then the business would have to raise the pay, but there are way too many people willing to do anything to make up penny or 2. These people can't see the big picture they only see what's right in front of their eyes.
Are you an Uber driver?

Are you a minimum wage driver, or worse?

The big picture is to be a profitable contractor.

You can also make bank.

Experiment learn and adapt.
 

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But, don’t you ever miss the schlong???
Not a bit.
I like my women WITHOUT a schlong.
Thanks.

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My friend tonite at dinner handed me his phone to show me a picture (a contract) that he wanted my opinion about. While I was looking at it I got a message at the top of the screen ... "There is movement at your back door".
I looked at him and said, "Are you feeling somewhat sexually stimulated right now?"
I got a 'WTF' look.
"Well, this says,'" putting the phone up "that there is movement at your back door. Let me know if I need to find another table, ok buddy?"
It was his 'ring' doorbell telling him that his dog was walking about. But, for a second ... I was concerned.


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Not a bit.
I like my women WITHOUT a schlong.
Thanks.

...

My friend tonite at dinner handed me his phone to show me a picture (a contract) that he wanted my opinion about. While I was looking at it I got a message at the top of the screen ... "There is movement at your back door".
I looked at him and said, "Are you feeling somewhat sexually stimulated right now?"
I got a 'WTF' look.
"Well, this says,'" putting the phone up "that there is movement at your back door. Let me know if I need to find another table, ok buddy?"
It was his 'ring' doorbell telling him that his dog was walking about. But, for a second ... I was concerned.


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Please continue.

We all want to hear every detail of your life 24/7.
 

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Not a bit.
I like my women WITHOUT a schlong.
Thanks.

...

My friend tonite at dinner handed me his phone to show me a picture (a contract) that he wanted my opinion about. While I was looking at it I got a message at the top of the screen ... "There is movement at your back door".
I looked at him and said, "Are you feeling somewhat sexually stimulated right now?"
I got a 'WTF' look.
"Well, this says,'" putting the phone up "that there is movement at your back door. Let me know if I need to find another table, ok buddy?"
It was his 'ring' doorbell telling him that his dog was walking about. But, for a second ... I was concerned.


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Especially your encounters with women with schlongs.
 
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