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Old 11-06-2018, 05:46 PM
 
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There are companies that rent out cars (usually newer) to Uber and Lyft drivers for the day.
Hertz has a lease program for Uber drivers offering unlimited mileage. I believe it's somewhere between $800 and $1000 per month.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:46 PM
 
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So for a economy that so many brags about is doing well, why are so many resorting to working for near minimum wage
The highlighted word is the flaw in your logic, it implies no other choice which isn't necessarily the case. Many people choose it over traditional work because they like being in control of their schedule, or like being in their car driving around instead of a different work environment, or like that it can be done part time without a serious commitment to a career.

Estimates for their earnings run all over the board, but if someone can make $8/hour doing that instead of doing what lots of other folks making $8/hour have to do, why not?
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Old Yesterday, 01:52 AM
 
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it's because of our "great economy". when most job openings don't even pay $15 an hour "to start", what do you expect? the economy is failing. more people everyday are moving into cars and fixing their own cavities because the wages don't support the cost of living anymore. so people sell plasma and drive cars for uber. they might as well take out a payday loan.
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Old Yesterday, 08:10 AM
 
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it's because of our "great economy". when most job openings don't even pay $15 an hour "to start", what do you expect? the economy is failing. more people everyday are moving into cars and fixing their own cavities because the wages don't support the cost of living anymore. so people sell plasma and drive cars for uber. they might as well take out a payday loan.
What exactly is the median starting wage for new job openings? Surely you know it since you state so confidently it's parameters.
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Old Yesterday, 09:52 AM
 
Location: equator
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I once delivered car parts to dealerships in my dad's little pickup. I asked him about the using one's own car and he just blew it off like it didn't matter.

I have to say, it was one of my "funnest" jobs; didn't even have to deal with live people. The benefit of being out on your own just driving around, made it worth the low pay (for awhile anyway!). I look back on it fondly, LOL.
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Old Yesterday, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Get a tiny beater-car that gets very good gas-mileage, problem solved..........can probably do very well in some areas as an Uber driver.
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Old Yesterday, 10:26 AM
 
Location: NJ
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a lot of the cars that i get in nyc are camrys. seems to be a sensible option for this type of work. i have never felt that i was in a piece of crap.
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Old Yesterday, 10:40 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I see so many modern and new cars with a Uber or Lyft sticker on them, and I always ask, is it worth the massive deprecation of putting 20-30k miles a year on a near new car for .60 a mile. Or doing Uber eats for the equivalent of $5 an hour after a days work.

So for a economy that so many brags about is doing well, why are so many resorting to working for near minimum wage and destroying their near new cars for pennies on the dollar. Im guessing something is better than nothing at all, but doesnt seem worth the effort to me.
It is their choice. I have my own life and family to worry about. I have never used Uber or Lyft...
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Old Yesterday, 12:39 PM
 
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It is their choice. I have my own life and family to worry about. I have never used Uber or Lyft...


I think many DECISIONS are misguided, due to having INCOMPLETE INFORMATION when choosing to participate in Uber or Lyft. If someone told you you'd make less than minimum wage before expenses (assuming you'd be paying your own self-employment taxes), I think someone would rather stock shelves at Walmart while building a skill set instead of fruitlessly chasing the advertised (TOP LINE) gross earnings in these driver programs.

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Old Yesterday, 02:09 PM
 
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Since everyone wants to talk about CHOICES... I have a gut feeling that many of these people may lean ever so slightly right. Ahem.

I think many DECISIONS are misguided, due to having INCOMPLETE INFORMATION when choosing to participate in Uber or Lyft. If someone told you you'd make less than minimum wage before expenses (assuming you'd be paying your own self-employment taxes), I think someone would rather stock shelves at Walmart while building a skill set instead of fruitlessly chasing the advertised (TOP LINE) gross earnings in these driver programs.
At some point people should be responsible for their own decisions, even if they make them without becoming knowledgeable on the subject. It's pretty easy to google for Uber driving profits in any area.

I don't need someone to tell me not to eat Tide pods, or not to drive for Uber...
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