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POLL: How much time do you spend per week driving for Uber?

Discussion in 'Uber Drivers Forum' started by Dreamer, Sep 16, 2015.

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How much time do you spend per week driving for Uber?

  1. Less than 1 hour per week

    4 vote(s)
    5.5%
  2. 1-5 hours per week

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. 5-10 hours per week

    7 vote(s)
    9.6%
  4. 10-15 hours per week

    8 vote(s)
    11.0%
  5. 15-20 hours per week

    14 vote(s)
    19.2%
  6. 20-25 hours per week

    8 vote(s)
    11.0%
  7. 25-30 hours per week

    9 vote(s)
    12.3%
  8. 30-40 hours per week

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  9. 40-50 hours per week

    7 vote(s)
    9.6%
  10. Over 50 hours per week

    4 vote(s)
    5.5%
  1. Dreamer

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    Curious how much time you spend on average driving for Uber per week.
     
  2. MileHighDriver

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    Since my "regular" day job has changed somewhat, I'm now driving a couple of morning (airport trips primarily) shifts each week. Money is nice but, more often than not, I don't have any revenue coming from the airport back into the city., :(
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    The busiest hours in my area are 9PM to 3AM Fri and Sat. Average $19.00 per and a few tips. I'm finding it fun to turn on my app whenever I go anywhere. Make sure you keep your schedule loose. I've gotten 2 or 3 fares sometimes, inside an hour. Make a quick 16 to 35 bucks. Then go on about my day.
     
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    I'm driving about zero hours each day. Zero days a week. Give or take.
     
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    I drive between 40-60 hrs per weeks depending on how busy school gets. I have been known to work 70-80 hrs on rare occasions.
     
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    From 0 to 50 hrs depending on what I have going on. If there is a guarantee then I adjust to suit to that,
     
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    I drive part time after working my regular job.

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    I think TNC driving is best done part time.
     
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    Yes, probably best to drive the morning and evening rush hours.....not very busy during the other hours of the days because of all the drivers.

    I like driving but I hate sitting around waiting for a ping.

    Andy
     
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    When I start driving I will likely focus on: driving the business crowd during morning and afternoon rush hours as well as the first part of the day when most business meetings take place, airport runs to and from hotel. I will try my best to avoid college campuses, grocery stores and supermarket trips, and most definitely will not drive during bar hours. What do you think of this strategy?
     
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    From what some drivers have shared, it seems like the first few weeks of Uber driving is very crucial, because the new driver doesn't have the 500 rides' rating average to cushion him/her from a bad rating, say, one star. So the seasoned UberDrivers advise new-bees to focus on driving "safe" riders first. Do you agree with this play-it-safe strategy?
     
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    I hear you can make good $$ driving the bar crowd home BUT I don't do it because of pukers and drunk pax getting crazy.

    I like airport runs (longer runs) BUT then again so does everybody else so there are usually lots drivers hanging out at the airport....waiting around is not really my cup of tea and it would really suck to sit around and NOT get a ping so I typically don't hang out at the airport.

    College campuses can be good since younger folks tend to use the app more than older folks...I don't mind driving them to bars but I stop driving around 10 PM at the latest to avoid people after the drinking starts.

    I have done some grocery store trips but I hate the fact that most people won't tip even after helping them with the bags.

    Hope this helps you.

    Andy
     
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  14. ClevelandUberRider

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    Thanks Andy. Right, I will also gladly drive the bar crowd to the bars (for me it will be anything up until 11 pm or midnight), but definitely not driving from the bars. Because I just don't want to bump into drunk riders. Don't want to deal with low ratings. And most importantly, I don't want to deal with hazmat bodily fluid and semi liquids that they may emit into my car.
     
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    smart drivers dont get pukers and long runs often mean more dead miles.
     
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    Yes, smart drivers will avoid pukers at all costs, including foregoing any bar hours, no matter how high the surge is. Personally I will never drive bar hours (past 11 p.m. or midnight). With drunks, you can never expect what they can do.
     
  17. ClevelandUberRider

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    Some smart drivers may also be avoiding college towns too. Generally lower or no tips, with low ratings for drivers to boot.
     
  18. Harry Flashman

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    you can still do bar hours and avoid the pukers, cabbies hav been doing it for years
     
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    Yeah, but the chance is higher of getting a puker during bar hours than daytime driving. Just hypothetical examples here: maybe, say, you get a puker during bar hours for every 500 trips you drive. But, for daytime driving, maybe only one puker for every 10,000 trips you drive.
     
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    this is what so many new part time drivers dont understand. If uber and lift properly trained their drivers they would not get pukers. There are signs to look for and tricks of the trade which cabbies go by.

    The the TNC weekend worriors come along with no experience and no idea and get the inevitable chucker.
     
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