Uber and Lyft drivers making $3.37/hr

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    Don't you just pick and choose when you want to give someone a ride? IF so, would you not only select routes close to your home?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PP1 View Post
    Don't you just pick and choose when you want to give someone a ride? IF so, would you not only select routes close to your home?
    You can really only control where you pick someone up... You have no idea where they are going when you accept the fare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    You can really only control where you pick someone up... You have no idea where they are going when you accept the fare.
    So a driver could potentially pick up a fare in Cincinnati and the passenger could be heading to, say, Pittsburgh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    So a driver could potentially pick up a fare in Cincinnati and the passenger could be heading to, say, Pittsburgh?
    Yes. Now, it will tell you that it's a long distance fare when you accept, but you don't actually know where they are going until they get in the car.

    I've known a couple different people that have gone from Louisville to Cincy or Louisville to Nashville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Yes. Now, it will tell you that it's a long distance fare when you accept, but you don't actually know where they are going until they get in the car.

    I've known a couple different people that have gone from Louisville to Cincy or Louisville to Nashville.
    So if I'm en route with them from Cincy to Nashville, and I get sick around Louisville, there is no just stopping and telling them to get out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelman View Post
    So if I'm en route with them from Cincy to Nashville, and I get sick around Louisville, there is no just stopping and telling them to get out?
    I mean, I'm sure you could do that.

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    So when you get a notice from Uber or Lyft, all you get is the name and pic of the rider along with the pick up spot and how far you will be going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bert View Post
    So when you get a notice from Uber or Lyft, all you get is the name and pic of the rider along with the pick up spot and how far you will be going?
    The name and where you are picking them up. The only time you have any idea how long the ride will be is when it's considered a long distance fare. Only after you pick them up and indicate you've picked them up can you navigate to the destination.

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    Think of a cab company, people. You hail a cab, they don't ask where you are going then get denied service if it is a few minutes out of their way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugatti View Post
    How many miles did you travel?
    Not much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    Gross or net?
    $285 in my pocket

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    With lyft it shows where they are going sometimes and it tells you if it is a long trip.

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    Averaging 23 dollars a hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegefootballGuy69 View Post
    $285 in my pocket
    So before gas, oil, and maintenance on the vehicle?

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    To be clear, the article said $3.37/hour PROFIT.

    Still not much.

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