Netphoria Message Board


Go Back   Netphoria Message Board > General Boards > General Chat Message Board
Register Netphoria's Amazon.com Link Members List Photo Album Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-18-2019, 11:42 PM   #1
D.
Consume my pants.
 
D.'s Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Posts: 36,064
Default I'm an Uber driver in Houston, USA ... ask me anything.


 
D. is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 12:15 AM   #2
wHATcOLOR
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
 
wHATcOLOR's Avatar
 
Location: || MY NAME IS KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID ROCK!!
Posts: 46,257
Default

no three musketeers bars?

 
wHATcOLOR is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 12:15 AM   #3
D.
Consume my pants.
 
D.'s Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Posts: 36,064
Default

the three musketeers killed lover true. they are not welcome in my car.

 
D. is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 12:37 AM   #4
reprise85
Wizard
 
reprise85's Avatar
 
Location: I'm surprised you guys are so big on rap, considering it's the most masochistic music of any genre.
Posts: 30,747
Default

i been doing amazon mechanical turk as a side job. payin' the bills and shit. about to get a job evaluating search engine results, too. $11 an hour is shit but hey i get to do it at 3am while laying on my bed. i already am hired i just have to pass 3 tests. i passed the first one tonight. i'll do the next two over the weekend.

plus a few other things. prolific.ac is a legit survey site. i make like $30 am month from them. and usertesting.com you make $10 per 10-20 minute test. I've made $60 in a month. they pay exactly one week after you do the test. prolific pays out above 5 pounds (UK monies) which is very easy to get to. i generally pay myself out of mech turk and prolific on sundays.

also got approved for rev transcription. they pay you for training which is nice but then all the shit they have up is way too hard to hear for me. don't think i'll be doing much with them. they only pay beginners like 38 cents per transcript minute which is terrible, after a while it goes up to about 50 cents but idk if i have the patience to get there. im too much of a perfectionist to do well enough to get paid but not worry so much to make it not worth doing profit-wise. if that makes sense. it's not worth doing to an excellent level but i dont think i can help myself. therefore it's not worth doing.

Last edited by reprise85 : 01-19-2019 at 12:45 AM.

 
reprise85 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 01:02 AM   #5
D.
Consume my pants.
 
D.'s Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Posts: 36,064
Default

some of that sounds dope, rep. is it worth looking into survey sites? i always assumed the pay was bogus or something scammy.

 
D. is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 01:33 AM   #6
Skradgee
Boardcaster
 
Skradgee's Avatar
 
Location: reporting live
Posts: 3,626
Talking

Survey says...

"SO, HOW DO YOU LIKE BEING AN UBER DRIVER?"

 
Skradgee is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 05:34 AM   #7
Ol' Couch Ass
Socialphobic
 
Ol' Couch Ass's Avatar
 
Location: The Filthy South
Posts: 11,201
Default

My brother drove Uber for a while in Asheville, NC and did pretty well. He said some of the best money he'd make was from regulars who would just text him personally if they knew about a scheduled trip (airport, casino, etc) and bypass the app- paying him direct. If he wasn't available, no problem they'd just get a random from the app. He's a pretty personable fella like you which definitely helped.

 
Ol' Couch Ass is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 08:29 AM   #8
FoolofaTook
Immortal
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: Trump first sold Hawaii to the Japanese to now be right saying Barack Obama isn't born in the United States. -Crognan's Bluff
Posts: 29,450
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by reprise85 View Post
i been doing amazon mechanical turk as a side job. payin' the bills and shit. about to get a job evaluating search engine results, too. $11 an hour is shit but hey i get to do it at 3am while laying on my bed. i already am hired i just have to pass 3 tests. i passed the first one tonight. i'll do the next two over the weekend.

plus a few other things. prolific.ac is a legit survey site. i make like $30 am month from them. and usertesting.com you make $10 per 10-20 minute test. I've made $60 in a month. they pay exactly one week after you do the test. prolific pays out above 5 pounds (UK monies) which is very easy to get to. i generally pay myself out of mech turk and prolific on sundays.

also got approved for rev transcription. they pay you for training which is nice but then all the shit they have up is way too hard to hear for me. don't think i'll be doing much with them. they only pay beginners like 38 cents per transcript minute which is terrible, after a while it goes up to about 50 cents but idk if i have the patience to get there. im too much of a perfectionist to do well enough to get paid but not worry so much to make it not worth doing profit-wise. if that makes sense. it's not worth doing to an excellent level but i dont think i can help myself. therefore it's not worth doing.
thanks for this, reprise. i am thinking about working online myself.

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 09:07 AM   #9
duovamp
Brazilian Blouselord
 
duovamp's Avatar
 
Location: heavy metal pool party
Posts: 35,340
Cool

Payin the bills and shit.

 
duovamp is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 09:56 AM   #10
D.
Consume my pants.
 
D.'s Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Posts: 36,064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ol' Couch Ass View Post
My brother drove Uber for a while in Asheville, NC and did pretty well. He said some of the best money he'd make was from regulars who would just text him personally if they knew about a scheduled trip (airport, casino, etc) and bypass the app- paying him direct. If he wasn't available, no problem they'd just get a random from the app. He's a pretty personable fella like you which definitely helped.
That would be dope.

 
D. is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 04:15 PM   #11
smashingjj
netphoria deep state
 
smashingjj's Avatar
 
Location: like an online community, but in real life
Posts: 33,263
Angry

do you have your driver's license?

 
smashingjj is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 08:36 PM   #12
D.
Consume my pants.
 
D.'s Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Posts: 36,064
Default

No. I used an ID I found on the ground.

 
D. is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 09:12 PM   #13
reprise85
Wizard
 
reprise85's Avatar
 
Location: I'm surprised you guys are so big on rap, considering it's the most masochistic music of any genre.
Posts: 30,747
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by D. View Post
some of that sounds dope, rep. is it worth looking into survey sites? i always assumed the pay was bogus or something scammy.
prolific.ac and usertesting.com are absolutely worth it. if you do prolific, there's a chrome extension (prob one for firefox or whatever too) called prolific assistant which will check it every 60 seconds to see if there are new surveys. really though, the best thing is to keep both sites open and listen for them to ding. usertesting you'll also have to do a test test (lol) to get approved. there is software and they will record your screen while you talk. they also have higher paying stuff, like $60 an hour for actual conference calls but i my webcam is not working so i've never tried those. but yeah, just for doing some misc usually not too boring surveys:



there was a lull while universities were out but they are coming back now. to be clear these represent multiple surveys per week. i think the highest paid one i ever did was 5.50 pounds. most are about 1

 
reprise85 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 09:17 PM   #14
reprise85
Wizard
 
reprise85's Avatar
 
Location: I'm surprised you guys are so big on rap, considering it's the most masochistic music of any genre.
Posts: 30,747
Default

mturk is where the money is but it's a lot more work than just doing some survey that pops up. although there are also a lot of surveys/experiments, there's lots of other stuff and a lot of competition for stuff, some scammers etc. you gotta kinda learn from the community so it takes a lot more patience and time. for example there's a forum i usually read while i am turking and i read a ton of guides to getting a good setup when i first started in late october.


 
reprise85 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2019, 09:19 PM   #15
reprise85
Wizard
 
reprise85's Avatar
 
Location: I'm surprised you guys are so big on rap, considering it's the most masochistic music of any genre.
Posts: 30,747
Default

also, this just in:

Quote:
Congratulations! You passed Part 2 of the Project Yukon qualification exam!

 
reprise85 is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2019, 09:05 AM   #16
Eulogy
huh
 
Posts: 61,890
Default

Do you initiate conversations with your riders?

 
Eulogy is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2019, 10:31 AM   #17
ninsp
Apocalyptic Poster
 
Location: sagandi
Posts: 2,116
Default

Is it true only white people party in Midtown?

 
ninsp is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2019, 12:15 PM   #18
D.
Consume my pants.
 
D.'s Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Posts: 36,064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Eulogy View Post
Do you initiate conversations with your riders?
Not unless they do. I give a greeting, help with bags etc. Most of my riders have been quiet/on their phone/sleeping and I just keep my music low and drive. If the rider goes beyond a greeting, I'll talk; if they don't, I won't.

Only a couple have been up for talking. Mainly cuz my main hours are morning ones and people aren't fully awake probably.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ninsp View Post
Is it true only white people party in Midtown?
I don't know enough about Houston nor am I in a place in my life where I would know anything about partying.

 
D. is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2019, 12:18 PM   #19
D.
Consume my pants.
 
D.'s Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Posts: 36,064
Default

I subscribe to the Uber Reddit and apparently the drivers ding riders a star or two for not tipping. Which is weird to me, but I guess they are doing this as an actual living so maybe it's my more personal for them.

I always rate people 5 stars. The only time I'd rate someone under 5 would be if they fucked my back seat up or smoked in my car or something ridiculous. I'm not pedantic enough to ding people for not tipping. Fuck it.

 
D. is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 08:33 AM   #20
yo soy el mejor
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
yo soy el mejor's Avatar
 
Location: all over the Internet
Posts: 42,064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by D. View Post
Not unless they do. I give a greeting, help with bags etc. Most of my riders have been quiet/on their phone/sleeping and I just keep my music low and drive. If the rider goes beyond a greeting, I'll talk; if they don't, I won't.
I usually follow the riders cue and only chat if they start. Otherwise, I should let them drive how they need to drive. The most raucous convo I had was with a woman who was driving me to an interview one morning. She'd been doing her thing already for a couple hours and could tell I was morning person or something.

Hmm. Come to think of it, older people usually talk to me but young ones and millennials don't know how to have small-talk (which doesn't have to be boring or about the weather) and I think it's a "thing" now for one to say they hate it instead of that they suck at it. Much cooler that way.

Soooo have you had a favorite rider? Do you offer snacks and put up l'il signs to your passenger like 'Please buckle up' or 'Don't forget to give me a five star rating.."?

 
yo soy el mejor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 09:06 AM   #21
yo soy el mejor
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
yo soy el mejor's Avatar
 
Location: all over the Internet
Posts: 42,064
Default

dang. tim was just in houston. when did you move to houston?!

 
yo soy el mejor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 12:15 PM   #22
D.
Consume my pants.
 
D.'s Avatar
 
Location: Missouri
Posts: 36,064
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yo soy el mejor View Post
I usually follow the riders cue and only chat if they start. Otherwise, I should let them drive how they need to drive. The most raucous convo I had was with a woman who was driving me to an interview one morning. She'd been doing her thing already for a couple hours and could tell I was morning person or something.

Hmm. Come to think of it, older people usually talk to me but young ones and millennials don't know how to have small-talk (which doesn't have to be boring or about the weather) and I think it's a "thing" now for one to say they hate it instead of that they suck at it. Much cooler that way.

Soooo have you had a favorite rider? Do you offer snacks and put up l'il signs to your passenger like 'Please buckle up' or 'Don't forget to give me a five star rating.."?
Spot on about the small talk. I don't mind it, either.

My favorite riders so far were these Mexican older ladies, sisters, who did not act their age. They were talkative and funny and just goofy and I loved every minute of the ride. They teased me about "looking Mexican" but not speaking Spanish and we just chatted about EVERYTHING and it was great. It was so comfortable and I could have driven them around for hours tbh. They did throw down some Catholic stuff, but I just nodded politely. I would be their regular driver if I could be.

Quote:
Originally Posted by yo soy el mejor View Post
dang. tim was just in houston. when did you move to houston?!
We moved last June. We'll probably be here til July of this year.

 
D. is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 12:31 PM   #23
myosis
Minion of Satan
 
myosis's Avatar
 
Location: the institute
Posts: 5,961
Default

i really don't hate small talk but i really suck at it sometimes

 
myosis is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 12:48 PM   #24
FoolofaTook
Immortal
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: Trump first sold Hawaii to the Japanese to now be right saying Barack Obama isn't born in the United States. -Crognan's Bluff
Posts: 29,450
Default

i feel the same way about life

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 03:09 PM   #25
smashingjj
netphoria deep state
 
smashingjj's Avatar
 
Location: like an online community, but in real life
Posts: 33,263
Default

do you pronounce it yuber or uber

 
smashingjj is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 04:06 PM   #26
yo soy el mejor
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
yo soy el mejor's Avatar
 
Location: all over the Internet
Posts: 42,064
Default

I rode in the back of a car with snacks and I didn't even take any. I didn't want to make noise when I opened the wrapper and sound like someone who just takes free food whenever. I didn't even take one to go since I figured they were meant to be eaten in the car by current riders. I did take a l'il water bottle that was offered, though.

Btw, I do not have a smart phone (or a cellphone at all for the last two months) and have to get in touch with Tim via however if I want an uber called, which he can put on my card. People pick me up and say "For Tim?" and I say ''Sort of". One time we ordered at a pizza counter and they asked us the name for the order and we both said "Tim" and then I said, "We're both named Tim."

Last edited by yo soy el mejor : 01-21-2019 at 04:13 PM.

 
yo soy el mejor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 04:10 PM   #27
yo soy el mejor
Just Hook it to My Veins!
 
yo soy el mejor's Avatar
 
Location: all over the Internet
Posts: 42,064
Default

D. what's the most you've made from a single ride? not including tip.

Some people pay mad money to go 3 miles when the train would have been faster.

 
yo soy el mejor is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 05:01 PM   #28
cork_soaker
full of longing
 
cork_soaker's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,725
Default

which scent of vent clip air freshener are you currently employing?

 
cork_soaker is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 05:29 PM   #29
cork_soaker
full of longing
 
cork_soaker's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,725
Default

and why did you end up going with Midnight Storm?

 
cork_soaker is offline
Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 06:02 PM   #30
FoolofaTook
Immortal
 
FoolofaTook's Avatar
 
Location: Trump first sold Hawaii to the Japanese to now be right saying Barack Obama isn't born in the United States. -Crognan's Bluff
Posts: 29,450
Default

flush down that floater, cork soaker!

 
FoolofaTook is offline
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Google


Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've been an Uber driver for three weeks now. AMA! D. General Chat Message Board 69 08-14-2015 10:47 PM
I need a bride in Houston duovamp General Chat Archive 6 04-20-2010 01:29 PM
SXSW Reveals "Preliminary" Lineup davin Music Board Archive 43 03-08-2007 12:25 PM
which houston rapper has AIDS? Geek USA General Chat Archive 23 06-11-2006 02:15 PM
st# 34 - Concerts you have attended: The Gaddrow Music Board Archive 41 10-26-2002 03:17 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:43 AM.




Smashing Pumpkins, Alternative Music
& General Discussion Message Board and Forums
www.netphoria.org - Copyright 1998-2019