I signed up for Uber a few days ago, and I've been driving in order to get the $300 bonus for signing up (in Australia). Basically I have to complete 30 trips, and then 10 more so my brother can get paid the $400 referral which I get half of. After that, I don't think I'll continue, perhaps on some weekends where the "surge" might make it worthwhile... but so far, this is probably the most deceptive bullshit I've ever seen from such a massive company. So far, my average is probably around $5 per hour, with all the waiting around, driving to passengers, petrol money, their 25% slice off the top, wear and tear, GST, and shitty little 10km trips that total around $10. If I was to put it in SEO terms, this is the equivelent of a massive churn and burn operation. Profitable for the short term, but I can't see how Uber will thrive in the coming years with so many drivers dropping off and the word spreading about their pay cuts as well as slashing of fares. Always good fun to see a huge company burn themselves to the ground. I'm sure it will carry on for a few years until they implode with idiots thinking they can make easy money off it. It is easy, but you're really paying for a "job" instead of getting paid. I'm sure Uber is even greedier in the states and elsewhere, what are your experiences?