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They put the liar customers before you. Not the best pay for this job. They changed the payment structure and now nothing make sense on the pay. Very unfair most of the time. Get ready to get your acceptance rate low if you respect yourself and cancel nonsense trips.

Pros

Flexible schedule

Cons

Bad pay for long ride and sometimes short as well
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Productive and fun great job

Driving all day not bad.gas is high.Drove for 2 years.high taxes lots of car maintenance no promotions hightly recommend 5 years electric is better thank you
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Work hard with very little pay

Hard company to work for because with working, there is a lot to deal with. Very little compensation with most days, hol9days, weekends, and nights needed
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Uber helps people survive

Yes, Uber has helped alot of people say goodbye to bosses. Most times the mileage driven don't match the rate for trips. The way cancellation and acceptance rates are calculated is unfair. With the gas so high now, compensation is lower then it was and makes it hard to survive.
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Great side money

I think this platform is better than any of the other delivery sites besides the fact that over the years the base pay has went lower and lower. Currently at $1.90. Gas prices are too high and the wear and tare on your car isn't worth it. So I only do bonus based deliveries now. The drives are ok too but also have a low base pay to drivers. The 49¢ gas surge should be per mile not just a one time pay per delivery.

Pros

Extra money as needed

Cons

Can take you hours away from home
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Each driver is an independent contractor

As an independent contractor you make your own hours to work.Uber will send trip opportunities for you to accept or decline.Your income is based on the number of completed trips, and is paid weekly ( the following week)Uber offers safety advice and driving tips, as well as accident insurance. They offer assistance with buying vehicles for the job.
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Flexible schedule but horrible pay

With gas prices rising, it's not worth driving. Pay is not enough to cover expenses for your vehicle, insurance, etc. They offer bonuses to work the weekends but you have to run hard to reach the bonus

Pros

Flexible scheduling

Cons

Market is saturated with too many drivers
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Great opportunity for an entrepreneur between projects

Working as an LYFT driver was energizing and rewarding, I met a lot of nice people with good conversation. This job provided an excellent networking opportunity. Management was very supportive and very fair in how they handled personnel issues. The hardest part of the job was dealing with occasional disrespectful customers. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to make your schedule.

Pros

Ability to work when you want to, daily payout.

Cons

Compensation not keeping pace with rising gas prices.
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Terrible

Every few month Uber increases their cut. They lie about how much the customer pays for rides versus how much the driver makes and pockets the extra money probably in an offshore bank account and laundered. As cost of living increases Uber decreases their fares like they're a charity
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Independent

This is for short term only part time and short term driving gig. Wear tear on your vehicle decreases value very quickly and put a lot miles on your persinal vehicle. You will buying new vehicle every two years. Not sustainable for full-time and long term. Just find a different hustle. Working in the office is different from being independent contractor.

Pros

Independent

Cons

Long hours to make money
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No $ in it

No more surge bonusno more consecutive trips bonus.weekly bonus very hard to reach.almost no one tips. tips arent worth the effort.fuel prices are not passed on.it doesnt matter if you drive a nice 20k vehicle or a 2k vehicle, you get paid the same.customer support doesnt understand nor speak english worth a da**
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Set your own hours

I've worked here 5 years. It is a good job for someone that has their own car & independent. You have to be a go getter as you're basically running your own business. Its up to you to budget for gas & set your own hours to work. I met a lot of cool people & was able to provide for my family.

Pros

Freedom, convenience

Cons

customer service needs more support
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sucks

do it only if you have to the pay sucks your car takes a toll the gas prices are too high uber takes too much from the drivers people make a mess in your car

Pros

travel

Cons

gas prices oil changes car maintenance
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uber driver

when i started driving for uber things where great lower gas prices and inflation costs kept costs of driving low. higher gas prices and other cost have made it difficult to keep driving. the ability to set your own schedule is the biggest benefit, no need to request time off or worry about appointment conflicts with working.

Pros

set your own schedule, choose your work area

Cons

vehicle expences
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great job

Uber is a good company to work for with a lot of independent choices you get to make each day.Support is there if you need it and there is very good training.

Pros

Awesome pay

Cons

auto costs
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Freedom to be in charge of your schedule but have to work too many hours to pay the bills. Not paid enough.

Uber is great because you are in charge of your day every day. And because you can work as much as needed to make the money you need. However, because you have to figure in gas and the pay isn’t as good as it should be, you have to work a lot of hours to pay the bills.
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Its a fun Job

Its Fun Job for extra money. I wouldnt raise a family with it or anything like that. Lately the gas prices are eating profits. You meet lots of cool people, but you must deal with the rude ones also.
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Not fun rude customer

Low base pay and long hour shift if you trying to make money best time to make money is at night but get ready for all the drunks the cleaning fee is up to 500$ but will not help in a serious mess
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Not great

Low pay, most of earnings comes from tips. Uber has skimmed wages before. Support from another country. Incentives are terrible. Don't work for uber..
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Uber is a beautiful company

Hello there I love Uber company because it’s flexible hours job and it has two kinds of jobs it’s either people delivery to their homes or restaurants food delivery and both of them it perfectly fine with me I like it so much because if I need to start in the afternoon fine at night fine plus I can even work over time if I want to and it’s something beautiful to support these people to go to their desired address thank you Uber you’re a lovely company

Pros

Flexible hours

Cons

No holiday paid no sick days paid no benefits bottom line
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Get to be your own boss

You do not answer to anyone but the customer and work your own schedule. The pay is not the greatest but the tips usually make up for it. If you like people it's for you.
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