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$683 for a 6 hour drive-- Phoenix to Albuquerque

that's a week salary for some people Let's be Uber drivers then!!



Most of that isn't going to the driver.
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dulun18 wrote:

$683 for a 6 hour drive-- Phoenix to Albuquerque

that's a week salary for some people Let's be Uber drivers then!!



Most of that isn't going to the driver.


Of course! all contractors understand this.

People can build a reputation for themselves and work without going through Uber would be best. I would start with the family or friend circle and work from there. All the money will be going to you instead of some third company.

The reason why these ride share companies are making huge profits -- most of their laborers are contractors (no health insurance provided/ no 401k, social security, medicare ,etc..) The drivers will be responsible for all expenses and insurance.
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Never heard of Lyft. Would use Uber through personal friendly recommendation.
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dulun18 wrote:

Of course! all contractors understand this.

People can build a reputation for themselves and work without going through Uber would be best. I would start with the family or friend circle and work from there. All the money will be going to you instead of some third company.

The reason why these ride share companies are making huge profits -- most of their laborers are contractors (no health insurance provided/ no 401k, social security, medicare ,etc..) The drivers will be responsible for all expenses and insurance.


these businesses are popping up around the country-- this is how businesses can survive in the Obamacare era-- making most of their workers contractors!! so they don't have to pay for their healthcare, 401k, social security, medicare, etc..

see all the insurance and benefits they don't have to pay by making most of their workers contractors- thus a spike in profits for them within a few short years of staying in business--



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Posted 10/30/17 , edited 10/31/17
Valley woman racks up bills after accident with Lyft driver
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-06v7w4j6vM

so sure to get their correct insurance information

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Posted 10/31/17 , edited 10/31/17
We've got Uber in London though their tfl licence was revoked recently. They're still operating because they're appealing. We don't have Lyft. I've use them twice. There's also the black cabs and various minicab firms. I'd rather not rely on any of them so they're for rare circumstances.
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Uber is messed up and never tried Lyft
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I read on some online places that Lyft treats its drivers better so that's what I used last time in Vegas
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Uber customers claim cleaning fees are bogus
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The terrorist in the New York truck attack was an Uber Driver-- passing their background check

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**update** Uber is the preferred choice by people running from the law

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Posted 12/10/17 , edited 12/11/17
I used uber twice.

One time I rode an uber home from the greyhound since I couldn't get a ride from a friend. Another time I was traveling in another county and it was late so took an uber back instead of walking.

Both experiences were fine. I never tried lyft before.
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Posted 12/11/17 , edited 12/11/17
My brother-in-law drove for Uber 1 weekend. He did OK but at age 72 asked to be left out of hauling college kids from building to building during rush-hour. Has since changed over to Lyft. Likes working with them better.

Most of the contract truckers I knew in the '70's found the going pretty rough re profitability with Arab Oil Embargo, rising inflation. Had to work harder each year for the privilege of pocketing less. I used to make light of it by suggesting that I was in trucking as a hobby since I gave up trying to make a living doing it as there really wasn't any money in it but back then there weren't that many terrific job opportunities doing something else. Driver turnover in lean years was 70% while in good years that figure was higher.
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I personally like Lyft better because I can tip well if my driver was awesome, and in my past experience it has been cheaper and quicker than getting a Uber.
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Posted 1/31/18 , edited 1/31/18
Lyft because Uber is a extremely shady company.

Uber has tried to ruin Lyft by using the app to summon drivers and cancel when they get there. From what I remember the new said there was a lot of fake accounts. They are horrible to their contractors and are now making more than each driver per ride while lowering prices so the drivers get even less. They steal from other companies like tesla. They have a relationship with a car loan services for uber drivers that is being investigated but won't mention any of the details. This relationship ensures they get more drivers with nice cars. They pass on all responsibility to their faults to their workers and don't take responsibility for anything unless the court forces them to. Also Uber’s terms of service are written for its own benefit, not its passengers or contractors.
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