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Do you have another job besides uber/lyft? Part/full time?

  • No. I am looking for another job.

  • No. Working Rideshare (Uber/Lyft) Full time

  • Nope. Going to school / Collecting Unemployment

  • Yes. I have another Full time job. NOT DRIVING 35+hrs a week

  • Yes. I have another part time job, NOT DRIVING less than 35 hrs/wk

  • Yes, I also drive for my other job(s)

  • NO, I am driving for Uber&Lyft part time and it's enough for me.

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I'm i m NJ and have degrees. I graduated with a 4.98. I can not find a job. I had a few contract jobs after college, and I bartended while in college, but my body is really screwed up from all the heavy lifting and being on concrete floors for 10 to 15 hrs a day. I have 2 herniated disks, bone spurs in my ankles, and in my spine. But I knew I couldn't bartend forever, so that's why I spent 10 years and I got my B.S. in Marketing while working 2 or 3 jobs. I used to do well, but now I can't pay off my debt. I owe money to everyone.

. 7 years after graduation, I am barley making $300 a week full time driving with uber. Before expenses. There are so many drivers, almost zero promotions, surge is almost never around. I just bust my hump driving and then i also spend 20 to 30 hours a week looking for a new job. That includes reaching out to contacts, writing cover letters, and doing reserach on jobs, companies, and just trying to keep up with the new marketing trends and new technology.
It sucks. One year since a contract job. About 3000 applications later, and all i have is making $6 hr, after expenses, with uber. I don't sleep Fri to sun, cause those are the "busy days.

Too many drivers. And too much traffic. Sitting in traffic only pays 12 cents a min. Sometimes, actually in areas you actually do get requests, always during evening rush hour, it takes 45 minutes to do 3 miles. That's for $3.71.
 

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I'm i m NJ and have degrees. I graduated with a 4.98. I can not find a job. I had a few contract jobs after college, and I bartended while in college, but my body is really screwed up from all the heavy lifting and being on concrete floors for 10 to 15 hrs a day. I have 2 herniated disks, bone spurs in my ankles, and in my spine. But I knew I couldn't bartend forever, so that's why I spent 10 years and I got my B.S. in Marketing while working 2 or 3 jobs. I used to do well, but now I can't pay off my debt. I owe money to everyone.

. 7 years after graduation, I am barley making $300 a week full time driving with uber. Before expenses. There are so many drivers, almost zero promotions, surge is almost never around. I just bust my hump driving and then i also spend 20 to 30 hours a week looking for a new job. That includes reaching out to contacts, writing cover letters, and doing reserach on jobs, companies, and just trying to keep up with the new marketing trends and new technology.
It sucks. One year since a contract job. About 3000 applications later, and all i have is making $6 hr, after expenses, with uber. I don't sleep Fri to sun, cause those are the "busy days.

Too many drivers. And too much traffic. Sitting in traffic only pays 12 cents a min. Sometimes, actually in areas you actually do get requests, always during evening rush hour, it takes 45 minutes to do 3 miles. That's for $3.71.
This is where I say something stupid like...

Drop back and punt...

Invent something no one else has...

Write a good book...

Vote someone else in...

Upgrade to XL vehicle...

Anyone else got any ideas...

Cause my last one is...

Just throw poo...8)

Good Luck...you are not alone...

Rakos
 

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Start here: https://thecollegeinvestor.com/11856/secret-student-loan-forgiveness/ (edit) or just do a Google search for "student loan forgiveness" if that site looks too much like a send-us-money-and-we'll-fix-it-later-scam.

Then go here: https://jobs.dominos.com/dominos-careers/
here: http://www.papajohns.com/careers/
and here: https://jobs.pizzahut.com/

I've heard Pizza Hut drivers don't do anything but drive while the other two will require some side-work but are willing to work around the herniated disc thing.

Keep grinding the applications, but at least with delivery you should make (at worst) over $12 an hour after expenses and that can help get things back to normal for now.

I've had 3 significantly rough spots in my life and all three times have worked my way back from the brink with delivery. :D

Good luck.
 

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I'm i m NJ and have degrees. I graduated with a 4.98. I can not find a job. I had a few contract jobs after college, and I bartended while in college, but my body is really screwed up from all the heavy lifting and being on concrete floors for 10 to 15 hrs a day. I have 2 herniated disks, bone spurs in my ankles, and in my spine. But I knew I couldn't bartend forever, so that's why I spent 10 years and I got my B.S. in Marketing while working 2 or 3 jobs. I used to do well, but now I can't pay off my debt. I owe money to everyone.

. 7 years after graduation, I am barley making $300 a week full time driving with uber. Before expenses. There are so many drivers, almost zero promotions, surge is almost never around. I just bust my hump driving and then i also spend 20 to 30 hours a week looking for a new job. That includes reaching out to contacts, writing cover letters, and doing reserach on jobs, companies, and just trying to keep up with the new marketing trends and new technology.
It sucks. One year since a contract job. About 3000 applications later, and all i have is making $6 hr, after expenses, with uber. I don't sleep Fri to sun, cause those are the "busy days.

Too many drivers. And too much traffic. Sitting in traffic only pays 12 cents a min. Sometimes, actually in areas you actually do get requests, always during evening rush hour, it takes 45 minutes to do 3 miles. That's for $3.71.
USPS.com/careers. Not joking. You will have to put up with $16.00 hr. 35-40 HRS week max for up to two years. After that. It is relatively easy to get into management especially with your credentials. Try to get into a large facility which will accelerate your career much faster. Message me for more info.
 

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USPS.com/careers. Not joking. You will have to put up with $16.00 hr. 35-40 HRS week max for up to two years. After that. It is relatively easy to get into management especially with your credentials. Try to get into a large facility which will accelerate your career much faster. Message me for more info.
Not just USPS.
Any large company. Be willing to accept any every level position.
Then it will be easier to apply internally for other positions.
 

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I'm i m NJ and have degrees. I graduated with a 4.98. I can not find a job. I had a few contract jobs after college, and I bartended while in college, but my body is really screwed up from all the heavy lifting and being on concrete floors for 10 to 15 hrs a day. I have 2 herniated disks, bone spurs in my ankles, and in my spine. But I knew I couldn't bartend forever, so that's why I spent 10 years and I got my B.S. in Marketing while working 2 or 3 jobs. I used to do well, but now I can't pay off my debt. I owe money to everyone.

. 7 years after graduation, I am barley making $300 a week full time driving with uber. Before expenses. There are so many drivers, almost zero promotions, surge is almost never around. I just bust my hump driving and then i also spend 20 to 30 hours a week looking for a new job. That includes reaching out to contacts, writing cover letters, and doing reserach on jobs, companies, and just trying to keep up with the new marketing trends and new technology.
It sucks. One year since a contract job. About 3000 applications later, and all i have is making $6 hr, after expenses, with uber. I don't sleep Fri to sun, cause those are the "busy days.

Too many drivers. And too much traffic. Sitting in traffic only pays 12 cents a min. Sometimes, actually in areas you actually do get requests, always during evening rush hour, it takes 45 minutes to do 3 miles. That's for $3.71.
Deliver pizzas and to Uber part time. Just be, find a good pizzeria that's busy and make 1000 a week like me and your troubles will be over.
 

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I'm i m NJ and have degrees. I graduated with a 4.98. I can not find a job. I had a few contract jobs after college, and I bartended while in college, but my body is really screwed up from all the heavy lifting and being on concrete floors for 10 to 15 hrs a day. I have 2 herniated disks, bone spurs in my ankles, and in my spine. But I knew I couldn't bartend forever, so that's why I spent 10 years and I got my B.S. in Marketing while working 2 or 3 jobs. I used to do well, but now I can't pay off my debt. I owe money to everyone.

. 7 years after graduation, I am barley making $300 a week full time driving with uber. Before expenses. There are so many drivers, almost zero promotions, surge is almost never around. I just bust my hump driving and then i also spend 20 to 30 hours a week looking for a new job. That includes reaching out to contacts, writing cover letters, and doing reserach on jobs, companies, and just trying to keep up with the new marketing trends and new technology.
It sucks. One year since a contract job. About 3000 applications later, and all i have is making $6 hr, after expenses, with uber. I don't sleep Fri to sun, cause those are the "busy days.

Too many drivers. And too much traffic. Sitting in traffic only pays 12 cents a min. Sometimes, actually in areas you actually do get requests, always during evening rush hour, it takes 45 minutes to do 3 miles. That's for $3.71.
Well...
1-). Keep grinding,
2-). Use other resource like indeed.com, career builder, build profiles in several companies enabling their job alerts for something that matches your skills, and keep knocking on doors,
3-). If leaning towards this profession, I'd suggest to get your TLC license and come east.
4-). Apply to one of these bases that let you keep the car, grind hard and get your own vehicle.
5-). But do keep looking into your craft. Don't give up! NBC Universal's hiring, so are many-many firms here in NYC. Ever heard of Saatchi & Saatchi?!?! Exactly!

Steady income, in the meantime?! Get your license, black car, catch up, save but keep knocking doors.
 

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How are you only getting 300 a week? All honesty, using the shitty fuel card and only doing this part time I cleared $450 after 100 in fuel charges. I only work cnj and Jersey city if I get sent up there and surge was pretty dead for me this week
 

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Yup. Jersey pizza is the best. Find a nice Italian restaurant. Stay away from Domino's and Pizza hut. Cheap customers
I concur. Delivered for one in Marlboro back in the day. The tips and "extra anchovies" orders from housewives in Manalapan were icing on the cake and something I'll never forget.
 

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I'm i m NJ and have degrees. I graduated with a 4.98. I can not find a job. I had a few contract jobs after college, and I bartended while in college, but my body is really screwed up from all the heavy lifting and being on concrete floors for 10 to 15 hrs a day. I have 2 herniated disks, bone spurs in my ankles, and in my spine. But I knew I couldn't bartend forever, so that's why I spent 10 years and I got my B.S. in Marketing while working 2 or 3 jobs. I used to do well, but now I can't pay off my debt. I owe money to everyone.

. 7 years after graduation, I am barley making $300 a week full time driving with uber. Before expenses. There are so many drivers, almost zero promotions, surge is almost never around. I just bust my hump driving and then i also spend 20 to 30 hours a week looking for a new job. That includes reaching out to contacts, writing cover letters, and doing reserach on jobs, companies, and just trying to keep up with the new marketing trends and new technology.
It sucks. One year since a contract job. About 3000 applications later, and all i have is making $6 hr, after expenses, with uber. I don't sleep Fri to sun, cause those are the "busy days.

Too many drivers. And too much traffic. Sitting in traffic only pays 12 cents a min. Sometimes, actually in areas you actually do get requests, always during evening rush hour, it takes 45 minutes to do 3 miles. That's for $3.71.
I understand you put great time and effort into earning your degree(s). Starting over may seem awful, but it may be wise in the long run.
Have you ever considered the healthcare field? Two years full time and you can earn your LPN. Jobs are plentiful and you make over $20 an hour right out of school. Also, X-Ray Tech, Ultrasound Tech, Respiratory Therapy...
There is physical labor in these fields, but less than some other careers. I'm not sure how physically limited you are since you mentioned you mentioned the spurs and herniated discs, but it could be something to at least look into. Coding, Insurance Specialist or Medical Billing are options too.
No matter what you do, no one is taking away your other degrees. It's just the more options you have the better.
In the short term, I'd switch up the areas you drive in. $300 a week full time after expenses is well below what you could make in different parts of the area.
 

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You make 1000.00 a week delivering pizzas ?
That's right on point for any full-time delivery driver, but it's probably before accounting for expenses. The best I ever saw was a little over $17 an hour after expenses.

Find a nice Italian restaurant. Stay away from Domino's and Pizza hut. Cheap customers
It all depends on the customer base/area you work in and having Uber/Lyft as background should give you a good idea of where to go. With the big chains, you get more business right off the bat. Once you've been in the game a while, you can make the move to a less busy, more prestigious "nice Italian restaurant." But to do that off the bat may subject you to being the noob among vets and will severely limit your income potential.
 
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