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    TheHizzy

    @veritek33 I coach two nights a week and then I have some flex with it on days I can’t make it. I started coaching in October of 2015. I’m going to take the Oly training course in October. One guy works directly for cash and then I think he pays a membership fee. Each coach has worked out something different. I coach and do a couple extra things to get my boyfriend there for free.

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    TheHizzy

    @veritek33 Not to thread-jack but I have been finally getting my BMU down after breaking my wrist on a ring MU last year. I went home and dropped in at a box there. It’s pretty small but good athletes. I was the only lady to do BMU in the workout and the women were like “wooooow” I bet when I go back next more will get it.

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    Skyblossom
    Skyblossom

    For the last few months our packages from Amazon have been delivered by private people driving their own cars. After watching strangers drive up our driveway repeatedly I finally did a Google search to see how Amazon is delivering packages and found that they have something called Amazon Flex. They have local people pick up packages at a local facility and then deliver them.

    https://logistics.amazon.com/

    http://fortune.com/2016/02/18/amazon-flex-deliveries/

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    veritek33
    veritek33
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    @thehizzy that’s awesome! Congrats! I bet you rocked their worlds lol.

    Speaking of Uber – I drove uber for a just a little bit but I didn’t like it. I didn’t feel comfortable as a woman picking up people late at night or from the bars so I only drove on afternoons (taking people to their jobs at retail and restaurants mostly) and it just didn’t seem like enough money to make it worth it. My male friend does it and picks up from the bars downtown on weekends and can make a couple hundred bucks – so it’s worth it for him.

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    Janelle

    @copa Uber has an auto leasing thing you might look into. You lease it through them.

    #693975 Reply

    I have also seen so many people driving in their own vehicle for different delivery companies lately! We have Primenow where I live, so I was used to seeing it for Amazon, but I think I’ve had other companies doing it, too.

    I’ve read a few really bad stories about the Uber leasing.

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    Kate

    It sounds like that Uber leasing thing is a very bad idea, particularly for women trying to drive on the side. It costs $250 per week for the rental car, according to the article posted above. If you don’t make that much, they charge your credit card the difference. As a side hustle, that just makes no sense, because at $15/hr, you’d have to drive 17 hours every week *before* you could start making any money. You’d have to drive 35 hours just to make $250. Or if you missed a week, you’d have to drive 35 hours the next week just to break even. There are more costs too, like gas, insurance, cleaning… I don’t even think it makes sense for most people who have time to drive full-time, let alone a few hours here and there.

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    Janelle

    Oh my gosh. I heard of the leasing thing but never looked into it. My Porsche lease was less than $250/week! What the actual!!!!??

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    Copa
    Copa
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    If I drove for one of those companies, it definitely wouldn’t be Uber. I’ve always preferred Lyft, even before Uber started getting a lot of negative attention. And yeah, like I said, I wouldn’t do the car lease thing without hearing from a trusted source that they had a positive experience. If I had a car, it might be worthwhile — being in a city, I do think I could make an okay side income driving. But for now it’s not really on the table as anything more than an idea at the back of my mind.

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    ktfran
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    I’m a Lyft user too. And like you, Copa, I used it a lot more before all the bad uber press.

    I got so annoyed with uber continually changing the app and its policies that I gave up on it. Lyft has been pretty consistent for the last year or two.

    The fiance still solely uses uber.

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    Janelle

    The thing I don’t like about lift is they don’t have black cars. Never again will I get into a regular Uber. The black cars almost always work for limo companies and have different licensing and such.

    The moment that Prius driver serenaded me driving me home at 1a.m. and asked to come up with me…no, no no. Plus who wants to ride in a Prius anyway lol.

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    Portia
    Portia
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    *Raises hand* Prius driver here!

    As for Uber vs Lyft, I only ride with Lyft, but that’s mostly because my Uber registration got screwed up somehow and I could never get it to work. Lyft worked out the gate. Plus, I’m always finding people who don’t have lyft and give them my code, so I’ve gotten a ton of free rides. Everyone I know already has Uber.

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