Uber rolled out a new methodology for paying drivers. Before Monday, driver pay composed of the base fare added to the per minute fare and then added per mile fare. Uber then totalled this amount up and then subtracted 25%, Uber’s cut. The driver got the rest. Here in Hagerstown, this worked out to be the … Continue reading “Some Uber drivers are losing their minds”
Uber released last year’s profit and loss statement to Bloomberg News. It shows that they grossed $20 billion in fares for the year. Considering that Uber drivers, working as independent contractors, take 75% of fares, that would mean Uber should have netted $5 billion in profits based on fares last year. Instead, they report that … Continue reading “Uber made $6.5 billion last year”
The Advanced WordPress Facebook group is changing the way it operates. The 28 Admins for the group took a vote and beginning April 17, an Admin must first approve a post before it appears in the group. From Matt Cromwell’s blog, one of the moderators of Advanced WordPress Facebook group: Every time a low-quality post … Continue reading “Advanced WordPress Facebook group goes full blown iron curtain mode”
I decided to drive for Uber today. I went out this afternoon and ended up taking only three trips. The second trip irritated me. Not the trip, but the way Uber handled it. Uber sent me a notification that there was a rider at the Hagerstown Walmart. I accepted the trip and drove to Walmart. … Continue reading “Why people hate driving for Uber”
I had my first experience driving for Lyft yesterday. I’ve tried to drive for the alternative to Uber for a while now, but I’ve never had any requests. I pulled up the app yesterday and in Rider mode – Lyft uses the same app for both rider and driver – I saw that to get … Continue reading “How driving for Lyft compares to Uber”
I took this photo near the Washington County Forty West Landfill.