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Like this article! Obviously the quality of service is dropping (should say "free falling")!! With the frequent rate cuts and anti- tipping culture, the good and experienced drivers are quitting in droves and being replaced by an endless stream of newbies who spend the first few weeks ( if they even last that long) trying to figure everything out with virtually no guidance or training! It almost seems like Uber is doing this on purpose because I keep asking myself..."could they really be this stupid?"
 

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Like this article! Obviously the quality of service is dropping (should say "free falling")!! With the frequent rate cuts and anti- tipping culture, the good and experienced drivers are quitting in droves and being replaced by an endless stream of newbies who spend the first few weeks ( if they even last that long) trying to figure everything out with virtually no guidance or training! It almost seems like Uber is doing this on purpose because I keep asking myself..."could they really be this stupid?"
Good article. I didnt realise syd was 1.80/km in 2014. Those must have been the good old days! !! It would be interesting to know how many here were around back then and of that population how many are still driving?

1.80 down to approx 1.30 (taking out the gst component of current price of 1.45).... thats a bloody big drop!

Seems to be a bit quiet around here since the price went back up to 1.45 (winter campaign ended). I am hoping we haven't given up the good fight and become accustomed to and happy with the cureent pricing.

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The cause of all causes of the poor service being provided by all taxi companies is 'when you pay peanuts, you get monkeys'. Travis and his so called 'hi-tech' company are doing exactly the same way. In the service sector, the people who directly deal with customers are the most important ones. Taxi companies and Uber are losing good drivers. Lyft is a much better company, we are waiting Lyft to come to Oz.
 

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I've had many riders who swear they did not order Pool ride when the requested a ride. To be honest, the ONLY time I accept pool is in surge areas of 1.5+. Also, I've had pool riders who bring along a friend, finish their part of the ride, and then request I make a special stop for their buddy. The answer is a profound, impolite NO! To which I am sure I get a 1-star rating for the trip. F**K pool it's even worse than I originally thought, and that is pretty bad.
 

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"could they really be this stupid?"
Oh yes they can and they are! I am reasonably savvy when it comes to business decisions and some of the things Uber do completely defy logic.
After accounting for fuel, GST, etc. my median net rate is around $0.47/km after Uber cuts late March this year
 

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Done some research and modeling in Excel Uber driving for base rate 40 hour week with the most petrol & cost efficient car
after all expenses and taxes $8.5 per hour during non peak hours.
If u are experienced driver and starting location is in high demand area u may make bit more.
All it takes Uber to rise base rate equal 1.26 surge and Uber to be %5 cheaper than taxis
Possibility for drivers to achieve min net hour rate $13.29 per hour on average
 
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