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Moved to seattle from Phoenix about 7 months ago where i drove for Uber. There were probably more drivers than passengers the day i left. I could pull in 1200 a week in seattle, could you do that in Phx(outside of working 100 hours in a week)?
 

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I'm not going to call you a liar, but $1200/week seems a bit far fetched. You're making over $30/hr for a 40 work week or $20/hr for a 60 hr week. And I'm assuming you're talking net, so you're making even more than that before Uber takes their cut. I mean, unless you live in your car.

Phoenix is overloaded with drivers, right now. Go down to Mill or Old Town on a Saturday night, Uber drivers are everywhere. You'll be lucky to *average* $15/hr here consistantly. The minimum fare trips are killer.
 

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Its hit or miss. I put in maybe 20 hours a week, only because I've already put in 40k miles in my optima. Now that they've lowered the rates, there's really no point in doing Uber other than when there's a surge price.
 

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I'm talking about those who work phoenix in the busy areas camelback,scottsdale,tempe(Which i avoided like the plague), or downtown. So lets say 50-60 hours a week, what would your total take be?
 

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Last week I drove about 50 hours. I put 975 miles on my car and made 500 after gas expenses (taxes are irrelevant given the high mileage). That's pretty bad, but at the same time I tend to do lots of round trips from my house while the temps are still high. Once I can just park where I drop off, roll down the windows and chill out waiting for my next ping, my hope is my mileage will come down substantially. But I'm new in Phoenix, so what do I know? :eek:

Oh, and I live in North Scottsdsle - lots of trips to Sky Harbor (come back empty), I only drive during the day, etc.
 

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I drove this morning for about four hours and did over $100.00 +$22.00 in tips. Several trips to the airport and a long trip to this guys job. This was after Goobers cut but before all of the other expenses.

Last week I had a $125.00 day but that's rare. One trip was $75.00 alone.

Don't expect to make any money here in Phx., especially since Goober just ****ed us and cut rates again.
 

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My goals are modest when I drive. $100/day + gas expenses (knowing I'll never have to worry about taxes in light of the high mileage). So far I've been able to hit my goal almost every day I've driven in 10 hours or less, and frequently I've made most of my goal in the first few hours of the day (multiple airport runs). But I only drive one or two weeks out of every 6. If Uber was my only job I probably would have had to quit by now - it's too little profit per mile in light of really high mileage. Like I said, if cooler weather allows me to do Uber the right way (park with the engine off wherever I happen to drop someone off) then I'll keep doing it. But if 1000 miles/week is the norm out here, my Ubering days are numbered.
 

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I was barely doing okay before UBER (worst partner ever) cut the rate to 90 and removed the $1 re-embersment. Saturday I worked 13 hours, did nearly non-stop rides, and made $110 with 30 dollars worth of gas burned. So, $70 dollars for 13 hours work - $5.28 or something like that an hour. (not including car depreciation and maintenance). UBER is taking advantage of us desperate for income in a horrible economy. Plus they advertise more for drivers than they do for riders. Plus they tell riders "tip included." These greedy, stupid bastards should burn in hell.

Every time I re-adjust my strategy and work hours to make ends meet, UBER finds a way to further undercut its "partners." Not only this, but they have obviously adjusted the surge levels so that it hardly surges in Phoenix anymore. I have been driving since December so I know. I used to clear 1200 if I worked 40-50 hours a week. Last week I worked over 60 hours and made $500 not including the gas, so I probably made around 350-400. Horrible company, horrible, greedy management and owners, and as soon as I get a job I will give UBER the finger.
 

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blah blah blah same ole' bs same bs questions. The reality is Uber doesn't give a damn about you. Take this gig for what it's worth and at the moment can't think of any worth. Now if passengers attitudes would change regarding tipping and Uber supported the idea with an option at the end similar to Lyft then this gig would be at least worth while. But as it stands now it SUX!
 

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Was doing alright, but rate cuts struck and I've noticed a dramatic difference. Considering signing up with Lyft or hanging it up altogether. I'd feel a lot better about the rate cut if Uber changed their stance on tips and added a tip option to the app.
 

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It's too late for uber to add a tip option , everyone knows not to tip an uber driver ! Uber has the cheapest shittiest clientele ever! Only way to make uber worth driving for would be charging a realistic price for the job done. $1.05 was not really worth it IMHO . **** uber , I hope Kaladick gets hit by an uber car and spends the rest of his life in a wheelchair with a joy stick control.
 

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Be careful Uber Scam the PC police gestapo will be censoring you shortly and changing your pic. A bunch of Uber pricks must run this forum. And I totally agree that 90% of Uber clientele are the cheapest mutha-phuquers around. They are entitled and full of schitt. I give 5 Star ratings to any tippers and a 3 or 4 star to the *****.
 

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I was barely doing okay before UBER (worst partner ever) cut the rate to 90 and removed the $1 re-embersment. Saturday I worked 13 hours, did nearly non-stop rides, and made $110 with 30 dollars worth of gas burned. So, $70 dollars for 13 hours work - $5.28 or something like that an hour. (not including car depreciation and maintenance). UBER is taking advantage of us desperate for income in a horrible economy. Plus they advertise more for drivers than they do for riders. Plus they tell riders "tip included." These greedy, stupid bastards should burn in hell.

Every time I re-adjust my strategy and work hours to make ends meet, UBER finds a way to further undercut its "partners." Not only this, but they have obviously adjusted the surge levels so that it hardly surges in Phoenix anymore. I have been driving since December so I know. I used to clear 1200 if I worked 40-50 hours a week. Last week I worked over 60 hours and made $500 not including the gas, so I probably made around 350-400. Horrible company, horrible, greedy management and owners, and as soon as I get a job I will give UBER the finger.
Oh, and don't forget taxes should be taken out.
It is absurd! Uber needs to bring rates back to at least competitive rates. They are totally screwing drivers. It is really terrible. Scary.
We need an alliance. The only power we have, at least here in PHX, is if we get together.
 

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I was barely doing okay before UBER (worst partner ever) cut the rate to 90 and removed the $1 re-embersment. Saturday I worked 13 hours, did nearly non-stop rides, and made $110 with 30 dollars worth of gas burned. So, $70 dollars for 13 hours work - $5.28 or something like that an hour. (not including car depreciation and maintenance). UBER is taking advantage of us desperate for income in a horrible economy. Plus they advertise more for drivers than they do for riders. Plus they tell riders "tip included." These greedy, stupid bastards should burn in hell.

Every time I re-adjust my strategy and work hours to make ends meet, UBER finds a way to further undercut its "partners." Not only this, but they have obviously adjusted the surge levels so that it hardly surges in Phoenix anymore. I have been driving since December so I know. I used to clear 1200 if I worked 40-50 hours a week. Last week I worked over 60 hours and made $500 not including the gas, so I probably made around 350-400. Horrible company, horrible, greedy management and owners, and as soon as I get a job I will give UBER the finger.
Agreed with everything but you're wrong about the horrible economy..
 
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