IamA Full Time Uber Driver AMA!
I am a full time "driver-parter" for Uber.
I was never supposed to be full time, but due to some changes in circumstances Uber is my primary income for the time being.
I primarily work in a small, isolated college town, though have a good amount of experience in a major city as well.
I've seen just about everything you can imagine and then some. From funny drunk pax, to annoying drunk pax, I sometimes even wonder if I just dropped someone off for a drug deal or robbery.
AMAA about Uber, the driver registration process, passenger stories or life.
Edit 1:15pm ET. This blew up way bigger than expected. Until it slows down a bit, I'm only replying to top level comments
Edit 2 A few clarifications. At some point I stated that $300 is an average weekly pay. This is based on my entire time driving- when I first started I was less-than-part-time, maybe $80/week. Currently I do between $350-400/week. The full time/part time debate- Under official labor classifications, >30 hours is part time. When I first started, I did maybe 8 hours a week. Over all my time, 20-30 is probably average. Currently I do between 30-40 hours each week. This week for example, I'm on track for 33 hours and ~$400. Yes I live off this. No it is not sustainable. No you should not leave your job and Uber full time. I am not full time by choice. The minute I land a new job in my own field, I'm gone.
Edit 3 Okay guys, its been real, but I'm calling it quits for now. I'll check back more infrequently throughout the next day or so and possibly answer some more, but for now the constant answering shall cease.
To anyone seriously considering becoming a driver- check out r/uberdrivers and feel free to PM me anytime if you have questions about the registration process, getting started, etc. If you're interested, I can give out a sign up link that, depending on location, may get you a sign up bonus of around $100