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  1. Uber driver earns more than Infosys techie? Here is what a report claims

Uber driver earns more than Infosys techie? Here is what a report claims

Recently both Uber and Ola went on an indefinite strike to protest against low incomes. Now, an interesting fact has come to light related to their salaries.

By: | New Delhi | Published: March 21, 2018 7:59 PM
Uber driver earns more than Infosys techie. (Reuters)

Recently both Uber and Ola went on an indefinite strike to protest against low incomes. Now, an interesting fact has come to light related to their salaries. According to a report by Quartz, an Uber driver earns more than an Infosys techie’s monthly salary. An Infosys techie makes Rs 28,975.25 per month as starting salary, according to the report quoting Glassdoor. Meanwhile, an Uber driver is being paid between Rs 45,000 and Rs 90,000 per month. Uber in its press release said that over 80 percent of its drivers who do eight hours job each day make between Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,500 after deducting the 20 percent fee charged by the company.

However, Uber drivers claim that the figures are rather low. A Bengaluru cab driver said that he earns Rs 700 a day while another cab driver from Kerala said he makes around Rs 500 a day, as per the report. Many were in such a bad shape that even striking was unaffordable because they needed every single day’s earnings to make ends meet.

Both Uber and Ola drivers had gone on strike in major cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune among other cities. The strike was called upon by Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena.

Sanjay Naik, Maharashtra Navnirman Vahatuk Sena said: “Ola and Uber had given big assurances to the drivers, but today they are unable to cover their costs. They have invested Rs 5-7 lakh, and were expecting to make Rs 1.5 lakh a month but are unable to even make half of this, owing to the mismanagement by these companies.”

Naik further alleged that the taxi-hailing companies are giving first priority to company-owned cars instead of driver-owned four-wheelers, causing a fall in their business.

In Mumbai, there are over 45,000 cabs but due to the decline in business, there has been fall of 20 percent in the number of cabs running on these platforms in the city.

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  1. Siju Sukumar
    Mar 22, 2018 at 8:25 pm
    Please don't compare with cab business and Infosys employee. Just want to make you understand , as per uber they are paying 45 - 90 K in a month after deducting their commission. Please think about the other expenses if you do a cab business like fuel, toll, maintenance and loan and just ask the drivers for how many hours we have to work to achieve that amount. I have the last 8 months data with me.
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    1. Siju Sukumar
      Mar 22, 2018 at 8:22 pm
      Please don't compare with cab business and Infosys employee. Just want to make you understand , as per uber they are paying 45 - 90 K in a month after deducting their commission. Please think about the other expenses if you do a cab business like fuel, toll, maintenance and loan and just ask the drivers for how many hours we have to work to achieve that amount. I have the last 8 months data with me. Last month I received 37889 from , from this 7500 fuel, 1460 toll, 2000 maintenance, 11000 emi. Now you tell me are we earning more than infosys. Moreover we are doing cab business, even vadapav wala, panipuriwala etc is earning more than MNC company. And for higher qualified employees can use their own knowledge and make such application and make more money than comparing with a drivers like us
      Reply
      1. Siju Sukumar
        Mar 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm
        Please don't compare with cab business and Infosys employee. Just want to make you understand , as per uber they are paying 45 - 90 K in a month after deducting their commission. Please think about the other expenses if you do a cab business like fuel, toll, maintenance and loan and just ask the drivers for how many hours we have to work to achieve that amount. I have the last 8 months data with me. Last month I received 37889 from , from this 7500 fuel, 1460 toll, 2000 maintenance, 11000 emi. Now you tell me are we earning more than infosys. Moreover we are doing cab business, even vadapav wala, panipuriwala etc is earning more than MNC company. And for higher qualified employees can use their own knowledge and make such application and make more money than comparing with a drivers like us
        Reply
        1. Kreks Travels
          Mar 22, 2018 at 7:57 pm
          Please don't compare with cab business and Infosys employee. Just want to make you understand , as per uber they are paying 45 - 90 K in a month after deducting their commission. Please think about the other expenses if you do a cab business like fuel, toll, maintenance and loan and just ask the drivers for how many hours we have to work to achieve that amount. I have the last 8 months data with me. Last month I received 37889 from , from this 7500 fuel, 1460 toll, 2000 maintenance, 11000 emi. Now you tell me are we earning more than infosys. Moreover we are doing cab business, even vadapav wala, panipuriwala etc is earning more than MNC company. And for higher qualified employees can use their own knowledge and make such application and make more money than comparing with a drivers like us.
          Reply
          1. Kreks Travels
            Mar 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm
            Thanks
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            1. Kreks Travels
              Mar 22, 2018 at 7:59 pm
              Please don't compare with cab business and Infosys employee. Just want to make you understand , as per uber they are paying 45 - 90 K in a month after deducting their commission. Please think about the other expenses if you do a cab business like fuel, toll, maintenance and loan and just ask the drivers for how many hours we have to work to achieve that amount. I have the last 8 months data with me. Last month I received 37889 from , from this 7500 fuel, 1460 toll, 2000 maintenance, 11000 emi. Now you tell me are we earning more than infosys. Moreover we are doing cab business, even vadapav wala, panipuriwala etc is earning more than MNC company. And for higher qualified employees can use their own knowledge and make such application and make more money than comparing with a drivers like us.
          2. Kreks Travels
            Mar 22, 2018 at 7:44 pm
            Please don't compare with cab business and Infosys employee. Just want to make you understand , as per uber they are paying 45 - 90 K in a month after deducting their commission. Please think about the other expenses if you do a cab business like fuel, toll, maintenance and loan and just ask the drivers for how many hours we have to work to achieve that amount. I have the last 8 months data with me. Last month I received 37889 from ola/ uber, from this 7500 fuel, 1460 toll, 2000 maintenance, 11000 emi. Now you tell me are we earning more than infosys. Moreover we are doing cab business, even vadapav wala, panipuriwala etc is earning more than MNC company. And for higher qualified employees can use their own knowledge and make such application and make more money than comparing with a drivers like us.
            Reply
            1. Nishit Patel
              Mar 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm
              Petrol isn't free you know. An IT employee like me and you doesn't have any expense to run his trade.
              Reply
              1. Shubhashish Banerjee
                Mar 22, 2018 at 2:41 pm
                How much a driver is expecting..... 1lakh a month.... How much an MBA guy invest in his studies.
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                1. Siju Sukumar
                  Mar 22, 2018 at 8:17 pm
                  Please don't compare with cab business and Infosys employee. Just want to make you understand , as per uber they are paying 45 - 90 K in a month after deducting their commission. Please think about the other expenses if you do a cab business like fuel, toll, maintenance and loan and just ask the drivers for how many hours we have to work to achieve that amount. I have the last 8 months data with me. Last month I received 37889 from , from this 7500 fuel, 1460 toll, 2000 maintenance, 11000 emi. Now you tell me are we earning more than infosys. Moreover we are doing cab business, even vadapav wala, panipuriwala etc is earning more than MNC company. And for higher qualified employees can use their own knowledge and make such application and make more money than comparing with a drivers like us
                  Reply
                2. Dev Raj
                  Mar 22, 2018 at 11:51 am
                  Thanks for comments, finally customers r knowing the problems of drivers gradually and this cab aggregates fooling drivers, I don't know how much ola, uber paid to write this article.
                  Reply
                  1. DrRashmi Ashok
                    Mar 22, 2018 at 9:22 am
                    Companies are smart enough to justify they earn more but they forget that whole earnings will be split for diesel , car EMI, car maintenance ....at the end they are left with nothing
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                    1. DrRashmi Ashok
                      Mar 22, 2018 at 9:19 am
                      Uber driver earns more than techie ....what about investments on car loan EMI , maintanence, road tax, diesel ....they end up having nothing...
                      Reply
                      1. Sandeep Kumar
                        Mar 22, 2018 at 1:54 pm
                        There may be educational loans for tech peoples also
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                        1. Sandeep Kumar
                          Mar 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm
                          However i do agree that there are other expenses over vehicle maintenance.
                      2. Mohammad Azhar Pasha
                        Mar 22, 2018 at 4:07 am
                        In the article it's mentioned that driver earning 1500-2500 per day (they have multiplied with 26 or 30 days) however they not mentioned that this 1500-2500 includes diesel, maintenance n EMI. Which cover 80 what he earns a day or month. Company management is smartly said driver earns more than techie.
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                        1. SANDHYA SURENDRAN
                          Mar 22, 2018 at 8:07 pm
                          I completely agree with you. Just dnt bother on what so called highly educated people say and think. Their standard of thinking simply reflects on the way they have mentioned their comments. I support Uber drivers and their hard work. No is small or big. So dnt consider yourslef less than any MBA or Techie. God bless to all your dedications and efforts.
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                          1. SANDHYA SURENDRAN
                            Mar 22, 2018 at 8:08 pm
                            no is small or big
                            1. SANDHYA SURENDRAN
                              Mar 22, 2018 at 8:10 pm
                              No is small or big
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