I've tried to drive for both Uber and Lyft. When I get a request for one, I try to go offline on the other. Evidently Lyft is running a special in western Maryland that gives riders five dollars off their first twenty rides. This should cause an increase in requests for Lyft rides. Sometimes I does. ... > Continue Reading
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I completed my second full week of driving for Uber. When I refer to a full week, I mean Monday through Friday. I even took a Lyft request, doubling my grand total of lifetime Lyft trips to two. All in all, I had a good week. All of my passengers were pleasant and most seemed to want to talk. I'm ... > Continue Reading
Uber rolled out a new feature sometime last week that allows a driver to know when a passenger requests a long ride (rides that take over an hour) when the request is sent to the driver, before the driver accepts the request. This new feature rolled out for me Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, I ... > Continue Reading
In my quest to find out if I can make any kind of living driving for Uber, I completed my first whole week of driving for the ride share company. When I refer to a week, I'm referring to a traditional work week, Monday through Friday. Here's a snapshot of my week: I was logged into the Uber app ... > Continue Reading
I signed up to drive for Uber almost a year ago. I started a small freelance WordPress development business and thought driving for Uber would be a nice way to augment the money I made from doing web development work. I didn't take my first Uber passenger until September 16, 2016. At first I ... > Continue Reading
Uber's founder and CEO Travis Kalanick stepped down as CEO after he was pressured to do so by Uber's investors. He was to take an indefinite leave of absence as CEO so he could "work on himself" and grieve for his departed mother. Kalanick's mother died last month as a result of a boating ... > Continue Reading