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chrnosx
post Jan 10 2019, 08:58 AM

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QUOTE(hickups @ Jan 9 2019, 11:30 PM)
Fucking asshole guy...i hope they loose next election...
Support taxi too much...
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Your vote is based on the survival of e-hailing ah? rclxms.gif rclxms.gif rclxms.gif
Good job dude!

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chrnosx
post Jan 15 2019, 11:32 AM

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QUOTE(Fanvil1534 @ Jan 14 2019, 11:30 PM)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=101...&type=3&theater

Anyone know this driver? 1 sided story. Based on reading what she wrote, most likely she put the wrong drop off location, asked driver to drive but driver said no and asked her get out of car. Now rider defamed him and this post is going viral.
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Drivers should reply, but not to slam the rider. Can't blame them for being clueless or ignorant, we have been customers or consumers before. The real culprit here is the company. Prior to this, during HG era, drivers are more than willing to drop customer a bit further or into their condo. They will drive slow and don't do illegal turns, so its safe for both. Naturally, because the driver is secured with the amount of earning for that hour. Unfortunately, the company changed directions so drivers also got no choice but to follow. Hard, Brutal and Heartless. Drivers are just following company motto and vision, I dont see that he is wrong

I received a box from the mail. Inside got colour pencils and a bunch of crap. The motto wrote, "You are the everyday hero." At first, I was quite touched until it struck me. We are called a "Hero" because Heroes don't get paid!. I put on my insta and #grab, "Thanks for the gesture but I think you should save the money to hire more intelligent support staffs that have a brain rather than going on template wars with your "partners".
chrnosx
post Jan 16 2019, 09:17 AM

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QUOTE(Grabtology @ Jan 16 2019, 08:52 AM)
EDITED: forgot to count credit top up biggrin.gif

I started driving Jan 1, so I can share a bit of recent math with you biggrin.gif

My initial goal was to drive 20 days in a month, each day target revenue RM 150 within 6 hours, so that should give me RM3k revenue in a month

Since I'm doing full Auto Accept, commission is 20%, so 3k minus 20% = RM2.4k

Average each day driving distance in 6 hours will be 220KM (including during trip and when not on trip). My car petrol consumption is about RM50+- for 320KM+-, depends on current petrol price also, but let's just call it RM50 for 320KM.

220KM times 20 days = 4400KM a month
4400KM divided by 320KM = 13.75 (lets just call it 14 times of put petrol)
14 times RM50 = RM700

TnG reload, since toll fee will be collected from passenger so it cancels itself out, so I don't count it.

I plan to set aside some money for rainy days and maintenance, so let's call it RM1k a month

So far the theoretical math works out to be:

Revenue = 3k
Cost for commission = 600
Cost for petrol = 700
Planned savings for rainy days or fixes = 1k

Net income = 3k minus 2.3k = RM 700

But of course real world math a bit different biggrin.gif for example, I'm actually getting RM170 to RM190 total fares a day on 6 to 7 hours of driving, maintaining below 230KM driving distance a day. Petrol price also cheaper now.

Bonus and cancellation fee will not be deducted for commission.

So yeah, hopefully it's a good enough reference for you

ADDITIONAL INFO:
- We don't have car loans or housing loan
- My wife earns way more than me
- I quit my job because it took too much time away from spending with her, so doing Grab is perfect as I can spend more time with her at our choosing, and still not be totally broke ass
- If any decent job opportunity come along, I'll still go for it, because employer contribution for EPF is nothing to scoff at
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RM 700 / 20 days / 6 hours = RM 5.84/ hour !

Better to just stay home, take care of kids or learn to cook and please your wife. Don't let her go! She is a rare gem that loves you for you smile.gif

chrnosx
post Jan 16 2019, 09:57 AM

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QUOTE(Grabtology @ Jan 16 2019, 09:25 AM)
Hahaha real world math will be different, for example, I might not keep the whole 1K every month for car service/maintenance biggrin.gif and of course the revenue stated here doesn't include bonus and cancellation fee, which sometimes add up to RM20 a day

I guess we'll find out at the end of January, how the actual finance looks like for doing Grab 6 hours ish a day and 20 days a month

Yes, I'm lucky to have such a great wife smile.gif so yeah, the main goal of doing Grab full time now, is spend more time with her, and not be totally broke / relying on savings or cash out on investments

I guess Grab is really just a side hustle, even if I end up doing it full time. Maybe I'll spend time on learning a different industry biggrin.gif been checking out automotive courses. Maybe learn to fix car, or fix aircon. Something different and more flexible than office job

So now every morning wake up at 6:30AM, just do things with wife, like exercise, watch shows/movies, cook, house chores, then when she goes to work I'll start doing Grab. Her working hour starts after noon, so that's significantly more time spent together compare to when we both are doing office jobs with conflicting schedule
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An office job or customer support jobs pay better with good hours but if you are happy to drive then that's great too. You should consider driving a taxi as you have chosen to be a driver as a career. You will earn way more than doing what you are doing for Grab. Its the same concept with much more advantage. The calculation is correct, you never factor in insurance, new regulation etc.
chrnosx
post Jan 16 2019, 02:48 PM

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QUOTE(destiny6 @ Jan 16 2019, 01:09 PM)
Most of the time you'll get fare RM 30 for 29km profitable or not?
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My rule of thumb is RM 1/minute. KM doesn't really matter on highways unless its small trunk billion of traffic lights or roundabout roads. Kills your brake pads.

RM 1/km is ok too. Most company's give average RM 0.7/0.8 per KM.

RM 1/minute will translate roughly RM 30-50 per hour.

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post Jan 22 2019, 02:02 PM

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QUOTE(bojed @ Jan 22 2019, 08:33 AM)
Ever since I set my phone to block unsaved/unrecognized numbers, my life's happiness has increased by at least ten-fold.

I know if a rider tries to call me because my phone would send an instant notification of that number and usually Grab rider's number will start with 016-299. I will call back if it's worth the effort. Whether the rider is pretty or not doesn't make much difference to me because it's like looking at Ferrari on the road - you can only look and imagine driving it, but that's just it. Riders who have good manners and/or give tips are way better 🤣

Anyway, I have a hunch that there's no difference for TBB whether you turn on AA or not, because I've been comparing the same data for the past two weeks and you know numbers don't lie. Same rider, same hour(-+ 8 minutes but still within the same hour), same PUP, same destination, same amount of fare and same amount of TBB - the difference being one was with AA turned on and one wasn't.
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Last time different mah. RM 5 translate to RM 32+. Now RM 5 potentially translate to RM 3 without moving! So die die also you will find your patron if its RM 5-8 during HG.

During HG I used to be able to gross around RM 40-50 an hour. TBB is temperamental, but it roughly gives you RM 15-25 an hour. If you are lucky with plenty of B2B, then you can get RM 40-50 nett an hour. But that's very rare and no driver around that area. Nowadays, cba di la, drive blind from 6-8 then 8 pm SD back. Target income of the day is gross RM 70-RM 100. Once I hit either or, go home and eat dinner.

The combination of AA and TBB seems like your destiny for the day the moment you ignite your engine and drive to pick up your first customer. Then your route is decided for you. Just close eyes and follow Maps/Waze until you clock out.
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post Jan 28 2019, 05:08 PM

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Wah last Saturday was a roller coaster ride for me!

I picked up to SG girls from Subang going to KL 5 star hotel. Then suddenly they say my car got cicak, they super scared. After 5 minutes, they got on and we drove there no issue. Before arriving, DR.M drove pass me with his escorts! Wah such honour, then comes a B2B. I didn't check as I was educating the SGians about our wonderful PM.

When I arrived at the hotel, the B2B job destination was RM 5 to KLCC with no TBB! The customer got into my car already and I cannot cancel. So took me 15 minutes to drive there. Another B2B come in and it's at Robinsons! CBK, RM 16 no TBB. I thought nearby only, mana tahu pick up is almost another 10 minutes away since its all one-way street and jam. Lucky, the customer pleasant, she waited for 25 minutes and chilled until I dropped her in Hartamas.

Fast forward to almost the end of the night, got pick up near Atria housing area. When I arrived, the customer said to wait 5 minutes. So I did and cancelled straight after cause she never come out. Woot extra RM 3 (TBB bonus was around RM 4.10 to Ampang). Then I drive slightly up and waited for her to call for Grab again. Intentionally, I waited to kena her again (TBB this time RM 1.10). She came into the car and rudely asked why I cancel. Damn obvious right? So whole ride super quiet. When the married cougar with short skirt leaving, I said thank you and good night, she just scoffed and walked off, slamming the door.

Haih, so I on MD to drive back to Shah Alam loh, then instantly from town kena one 5 minutes away from my house. Damn happy loh, until next morning I lost 0.07 rating LOL. Confirm the cougar went there late la, secret bf left di.
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post Jan 29 2019, 09:18 AM

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QUOTE(skylinelover @ Jan 28 2019, 07:28 PM)
You should have just GTFO at all costs even if you are trapped in the vicinity. Lock the doors and drive away in case they appear like the ghost. Take the CR first as you can recover it faster than the dropping DR.
That is the way
Cannot, coz I got down to help the SGians to bring down the luggage and the couple already quickly got into my back seat. If not confirm I will cancel when I dont see TBB. Then the second last trip was a Cougar shark, good money if not I cabut far far di. Its ok la, I expected the DR drop as it didnt bother me since its worthless and I was willing to trade it for RM 40 fare. Just was annoyed at the RM 5 without TBB.

Every week I end up having 0% CR lol. But I think CNY week I will have to cancel more!
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post Feb 18 2019, 12:19 PM

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Wah so much drama after not reading since 1st February haha!

I have weird foreign riders last Monday and Tuesday.

Monday one had a RM 10 from USJ summit to behind Sunway. Rider requested for return so I told him plus TBB it will be RM 14 + RM 10. He agrees. Then when we reach the first destination, cannot find the location. So we round and round for 15 minutes. Normally when they want me to help, I will charge RM 1 per minute. So when we finally arrive at the first destination, I told him the fare was RM 35, he gave me extra RM 5 for my troubles then I send him back to USJ!

Tuesday had one from Setia Alam to TBS, Fee was RM 63. These are educated Bangladeshi, can speak English very well. After 2 minutes, he reconfirms the location by showing me a google map. I told him you put wrongly already, its PPR Desa petaling, so I helped him change location but the fare dropped to RM 51, damn sad. When reaching to the destination, they said its other side but I got next call already. They asked me to tolong, so I said ok but you pay me more. They agreed and I cancelled the call. After 15 minutes we found the place and I charged them RM 80.

Lol, both the job was great, because after that I just went home and do other things.

 

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