Guarantees!

Texas4life577

Active Member
I just received a email from Uber today asking if I wanted to opt in for $25 and $18 and $15 per hour. I would have to drive in San Marcos on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night time. The shifts are 3 hours each and each day has 2 shifts with Saturday including 3 shifts. Has anyone work this before and if so what was your results. Would you work it again. I am assuming that not many Drivers want to deal with drunken kids. For myself I have only drive during the day time. Any Drivers here that can give me tips on the San Marcos area.
 

cdub

Member
The partner who got me started with Uber is not a big fan of guarantees.

The way I see it, you're stuck at that location for that duration of time, when you could make more money elsewhere.

Schrodinger's correct about Big Events: Fiesta was the last time there was talk of guarantees.
 

ATX 22

Well-Known Member
Good luck with meeting the stipulations for a guarantee in San Marcos. When Uber offers a guarantee, you can rest assured that it will alwaus be nearly impossible to meet all of the stipulations. Uber has a nasty habit of screwing people out of the guarantee, and usually it involves either over saturation of drivers or a low acceptance rate, with no way to prove either. Very convenient.
I don't know of any kind of big event there this weekend. Besides which, it's summer, and there are about half of the regular number of students as during spring and fall.
If you think I'm warning you off to limit competition, I don't drive for Uber or Lyft any more, I just hate to see people waste their time, effort and fuel chasing Uber's lies.
 

Texas4life577

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Thanks for your feedback! Yes I was hesitant due to the sipulations of an acceptance rate of 85% or 3 rides in the 3 hour time frame. If the acceptance rate is based on those three hours only then it would not take very much to not qualify. I decided to pass on it. Now if this guaranteed was in New Braunfels then I probably would had accepted. Big difference between working late at night between San Marcos and New Braunfels.
 

ATX 22

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3 rides in 3 hours in San Marcos with hundreds of drivers who jump on the email could be difficult to achieve. On the other hand, you could get lucky.
 

Cctx61

Member
I don't live far from San Marcos and go online whenever I'm there. One Saturday I got rides almost non-stop for 4 or 5 hours. Most of the rides were short but I didn't have to drive far to get to them, so it paid off. I would guess you would do well in the evenings on Friday and Saturday but I've only driven there during the day.
 
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