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Re: Uber and Lyft drivers' median hourly wage is just $3.37
« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2018, 02:23:03 AM »
This is one of the many things I often think about starting because of the flexibility but never get to doing it. Like so many other things.

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Re: Uber and Lyft drivers' median hourly wage is just $3.37
« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2018, 05:57:57 AM »
It'll all end in tears, anyway. I still can't believe how Uber is regarded as anything other than a colossal liability. They're losing about ten million dollars a day, and there's pretty much zero evidence that they'll ever turn a profit on day-to-day operations. I believe Uber has lost more money than any other company on earth has managed to do while remaining operational. Well over ten billion dollars at this point, and we still have no idea whether it'll ever become profitable.
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Re: Uber and Lyft drivers' median hourly wage is just $3.37
« Reply #52 on: November 15, 2018, 09:32:07 AM »
I took an Uber last week to get to a work event. The interesting thing was that when I got into the car, the driver asked what Uber was charging me. I told him about $60. He said he would take $50 cash and save me $10. I used my company credit card so that deal was not going to work for me. I'm sure that his Uber driving career would abruptly end if Big Brother caught wind of his offer. That was the first time that I had that offer but I wonder if it is common. Has this ever happened to any of you?

I had a similarly interesting experience.  I ordered a taxi.  At the end, I tried to pay by credit card, the driver asked me pay on his phone instead of using the car's CC system.   Strangely, the app he opened looked like Uber.  Afterwards, I figured he cut out the taxi as the middleman and pocketed the entire fare.  I reserved the taxi via a call but if questioned, the driver could have said I was a no-show.