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"High Demand Area"?????

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last night i was driving around galeria area and got a promt from uber " proceed to High Demand Area" at Hermann park...i went as instructed and 25 + min of waiting and still no ping!

What Uber meant by " High Demand Area"?

Is this where you have 1 thousand riders and 2 thousand uber drivers ? and will be a lottery who gets the ride?

Has Uber grown soo big that it doesn't care for the drivers? earnings, gas, car maint, time wasted... as long as they have a car for their riders? regardless if drivers don't earn at all? or maybe $4.40 for 1+ hr of driving? because we drivers seem to outnumber riders?

If so, we are screwed!
 

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You drove 25 min because uber said so? oh boy never ever trust a text from uber I'd rather trust a squirrel with my nuts
actually leasone learned, i waited with my car engine off but still you are right 25+ min is crap, a big crap!
 

DocT

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last night i was driving around galeria area and got a promt from uber " proceed to High Demand Area" at Hermann park...i went as instructed and 25 + min of waiting and still no ping!

What Uber meant by " High Demand Area"?

Is this where you have 1 thousand riders and 2 thousand uber drivers ? and will be a lottery who gets the ride?

Has Uber grown soo big that it doesn't care for the drivers? earnings, gas, car maint, time wasted... as long as they have a car for their riders? regardless if drivers don't earn at all? or maybe $4.40 for 1+ hr of driving? because we drivers seem to outnumber riders?

If so, we are screwed!
Common sense. Uber sent you and another 5,000 drivers that same message. If only 25% of the drivers listened and drove to that area... yeah, winning the lottery has better odds.

Lesson learned, the hard way. Hopefully you didn't have to dead mile back.
 

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yeah you're right! and the grim part was i was driving the night for 3 hours and only 2 rides and $9.94...and had $20 gas :frown:
 

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MSUGrad9902

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The concert eventually had a large surge for me, but they were only short trips, so it really wasn't the uber lotto that I hoped for.
 

Emp9

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actually leasone learned, i waited with my car engine off but still you are right 25+ min is crap, a big crap!
well think about it, 10,000 drivers got that same text, if anything go the other direction lol
 

Shangsta

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Lol don't be a sucker. Read on this site so you know how to get pings and make money in your area. No different than Uber recruiting drivers for NYC and then saturation causing a lot of us to miss the highest surges while only some people bit on the 8xs.
 
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