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One of the hundreds of letters we receive every week form unhappy Uber drivers

Discussion in 'Uber Drivers Sydney (all NSW towns)' started by Uberx zoom, May 29, 2017.

  1. Uberx zoom

    Uberx zoom Well known member (founder)

    One of the hundreds of letters we receive from unhappy Uber drivers every week from all around the country. I thought i should publish it here. Uber drivers from Sydney please feel free to respond.

    ----------- start letter ---------
    Thank you for adding me to your group.

    I tool up driving for Uber in Sydney as I lost my job last year and thought that driving with Uber would give me a good return while I keep looking at getting back into my original occupation.

    I have been doing it for a few months now and I am so dissalusioned as to the earnings that can be made.

    I have been putting in ten to eleven hour days Monday - Friday and after paying back my weekly rental on my car, collecting the gst, paying petrol I don't even have enough left to pay for all my weekly tolls that I am mounting up. In other words I'm going backwards fast.

    I would like to know if other drivers are finding the same thing as I am.

    Kind Regards,
    ---------------end letter------
  2. HumungousDill

    HumungousDill Active Member

    Not from Sydney, from WA, but when I was driving full time it was a massive struggle to make ends meet requiring excessive hours driving, frustration, sleep deprivation and stress. Whatever went into my bank account would gradually evaporate during the week/month on Petrol, servicing and all the other costs, never leaving me with any savings, in fact without my credit card I couldn't have managed. I never did manage to put aside any of the depreciation costs for buying a replacement car like you're supposed to do in theory, that was all used up too to for the day to day expenses bills and taxes. The biggest cost was to my health, sitting in a car seat for hours on end , being away from my home lfe/family, not sleeping enough, and eating shit food on the run. You are not alone mate.
    Last edited: May 30, 2017
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  3. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    Sounds too familiar. I drive in Melbourne.
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  4. Moober68

    Moober68 Active Member

    You have to pay Uber to drive for Uber. :rolleyes:
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  5. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    You are not too far off. I feel sorry for the drivers renting vehicles and having to pay $300-$350 per week on top of all other expenses. They fit what you describe perfectly.

    What a scam...
  6. HumungousDill

    HumungousDill Active Member

    yeah an
    and having to pay 25% commisson too !
  7. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    I am kinda thinking if doing 90 hours a week it may actually be a better way to go
    Especially if doing base and keeping acceptance high

    Always thought that goobers would secretly prioritise those folks

    Still shit though
  8. Scully99

    Scully99 Active Member

    90 hours ? i"m doing 70 hours now and bugger after that :)
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  9. skyco

    skyco Active Member

    I agree, Currently doing 40 hours per week and must scrape myself out of the driver seat every time i get home. Any more hours and i'll explode.

    Dont know how pepole are able to drive 60-70 hours, its unhealty, its unsastainable.
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  10. eXploitation

    eXploitation Active Member

    dont worry more than one driver on same account
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