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Discussion in 'Toronto' started by Danuber86, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Danuber86

    Danuber86

    Location:
    Toronto
    Hello!

    New uber driver here. I signed up for uberx/pool 2 weeks ago (after already doing eats for a month). In these 2 weeks doing exclusively uberx/pool i always received a boost.

    Today is a Monday and I noticed I no longer receive the boost, effectively being paid 20-40% less on rides. In prior 2 weeks i would average $27-$30 an hour. Now, without this boost, i average $18-$20, which is...too low for the hassle.

    Question is - any reason why the boost disappeared? Are they trying to assess my willingness to drive at different pay levels? Or was it a bug aftrr adding uberX/pool to an existing eats account.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MUGATS

    MUGATS Moderator

    Location:
    Hamilton
    Driving:
    UberX
    You’ve figured it out!

    They lure you in and then change the pay.

    If you keep driving, mission accomplished by them. There is no benefit to being a long time driver (outside of the old timers who give up 20% instead of 25)

    You might get boost again if there is some sort of event where they need a ton of drivers on the road. Or bad weather.

    However the gravy train with biscuit wheels is rather short lived.
     
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  3. dmoney155

    dmoney155

    Location:
    Toronto
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    No surge/boost = no work.

    Even the afternoon boost for dt is only 1.3x now, and only for 1 hr... not worth going just for that. Good if you already there I suppose.
     
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  4. Danuber86

    Danuber86

    Location:
    Toronto
    I guess ill stop driving then :)

    At least temporarily to see if they try to lure me back in. I suppose that's good news for you guys - one less driver on the roads
     
  5. That's called the new customer promotion. They want to entice you into working for them, and then the boost/surge is pulled. You fell for Click Bait! LOL. :confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
  6. Pyton

    Pyton

    Location:
    Mississauga
    For last two weeks I did't even bother with 1.1 boost (UBEReats) simply with the new pay wasn't worth it. With 1.2 I did only request with less than 5 minutes drive to the restaurant, anything more declined. This week my boost is 1.2 -1.3. Some guys are on 1.1 to 1.2.
     
  7. Stephentong

    Stephentong

    Location:
    Toronto
    I did ubereats for three years and so far my boost rate is fine.
     

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  8. Pyton

    Pyton

    Location:
    Mississauga
    2-5 PM boost 1.1 with new pay structure will give you $4.50 -$6.00 per delivery. If you happy with that enjoy. With old pay structure was fine. But not now.
     
  9. Stephentong

    Stephentong

    Location:
    Toronto
    I worked for at least 1.3. Should we work for 1.1?

    I am doing eats now at 1.3
     

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  10. Pyton

    Pyton

    Location:
    Mississauga
    That's what I said. For 1.1 I don't even touch it. I'm talking about Mississauga. If you are in Toronto maybe you are getting 1.3. But in Mississauga it would be the lower boost at 1.1. Most of the guys are sitting at home with 1.1 boost. And looks like this week their boos was increased. That's including me. Just look at delivery time from the restaurants at this time. 25-35 minutes from restaurant just around the corner. Boost is 1.2, not everybody is stupid to drive to the restaurant 10-15 minutes and than make 2 KM delivery for $5.50.
     
  11. Stephentong

    Stephentong

    Location:
    Toronto
    mine is 1.1 as well at Mississauga.Maybe it is not busy there
     

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  12. Pyton

    Pyton

    Location:
    Mississauga
    Mine is 1.2 right now in the same area. I went on line at apr. same time few days ago with boost 1.1 just to see. 4 pings in maybe 5 minutes. Ignored all of them. Not busy, or they want to see how low people go with pay.

    I guarantee that if I go online right now. It will not take than 3 minutes.
     
  13. Stephentong

    Stephentong

    Location:
    Toronto
    Ubereats is my main income. So I have no choice but bare with them. I need to work more smart now to make same income as before

    I can work 1.1 before but now I would only work at least 1.3
     
  14. NORMY

    NORMY

    Location:
    toronto
    Dude step up in life,you seem like a smart fella.Get yourself a proper SUV and do XL/select plus/premier/lux/luxsuv.Eats is a good starting point,but I see it as a stepping stone move up and keeping going up.Party is over time to move on
     
  15. Pyton

    Pyton

    Location:
    Mississauga
    I agree with you my friend. I do the same. However I will work with 1.2 boost but nothing more than five minutes drive to the restaurant. I met one of the drivers I he told me that he is getting all the requests 10-15 minutes drives to the restaurants. I told him that most of the guys are declining including me. And he should the same unless he is willing to work for pennies. I think he is new.

    Why do you think Mcdonalds delivery is not available right now for almost 2 hours? No drivers to deliver in time!!! UBER f...ed themselves with this pay scam.
     
  16. Stephentong

    Stephentong

    Location:
    Toronto
    After three years Eats driving, I know where to get orders. If anyone cannot find anything to do in your community like me, ubereats can be still ok.
     

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  17. Pyton

    Pyton

    Location:
    Mississauga
    Are you in Toronto? I know what are you saying. I went out after 6PM. 1:05 driving over $33.00 ( One tip) you have to be smart!!
     
  18. Stephentong

    Stephentong

    Location:
    Toronto
    I never work in downtown, just south of 401. You really make very very hatd money in downtown.I spent first whole year for eats in downtown. It is a nightmare.
     
  19. Pyton

    Pyton

    Location:
    Mississauga
    I understand. Few times I ended up in "downtown" in Mississauga. With the same boost. Never again. I don't leave my area anymore. I also have option stop at home because where I live. 30 restaurants in 3.5 KM radius.
     
  20. Stephentong

    Stephentong

    Location:
    Toronto
    The first year maybe not easy but after being experienced then you can survive because Uber need driver and they would fine tune their policy
     

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