How do I qualify for hourly guarantees?

skinnyasianguy

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I've been driving with Uber for 3weeks. The first week they gave me 1.9x earnings guarantee. Now, It's 1.5x earnings guarantee. Is this random or do I have to drive more so they would give me the hourly guarantees promotion?
 

manuella

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no way to tell how they are distributed people have different theories but nobody has figured it out , your chances are to have a good rating then going to the offices.

Talk to someone there , they will tell you they can't help but they will see why a they can do.
 

soupergloo

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I definitely think it has a lot to do with where you live .. I always get the hourly guarantees for SF and so does my boyfriend who's not even active on Uber's platform right now; we both live in SF.
 

ares

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This is the SF forum, not the LA forum.
I ask because it sounds like he is on the metal program. In my experience, the hourly guarantees are only sent to part time drivers how drive infrequently ie. 25 rides or less per week.
 

Euius

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I ask because it sounds like he is on the metal program. In my experience, the hourly guarantees are only sent to part time drivers how drive infrequently ie. 25 rides or less per week.
There is no metal program in SF, we get PDPlus instead.
 

manuella

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Last 2 months I have done 30 rides a week sometimes no rides,still had the hourly guarantees each week,i don't live in SF.
 

Uberdancer

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I've been driving with Uber for 3weeks. The first week they gave me 1.9x earnings guarantee. Now, It's 1.5x earnings guarantee. Is this random or do I have to drive more so they would give me the hourly guarantees promotion?
You need to prove to Uber you are reliable and consistent in your driving habits with regular hours, so to speak, so they can "depend" on you to be online and on the streets ... again the operative words are "consistent in your driving habits" ... which are all very easy for Uber to verify and confirm since all the rides are documented and accounted for -- distance driven to pick up and distance driven to destination, acceptance rate, time between ping and start of trip, to destination, etc.
 

yucklyftline

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You need to prove to Uber you are reliable and consistent in your driving habits with regular hours, so to speak, so they can "depend" on you to be online and on the streets ... again the operative words are "consistent in your driving habits" ... which are all very easy for Uber to verify and confirm since all the rides are documented and accounted for -- distance driven to pick up and distance driven to destination, acceptance rate, time between ping and start of trip, to destination, etc.
Uberdancer, when you get those far away trips to the southbay, do you use the destination filter to get back to the city?
 

Uberdancer

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Uberdancer, when you get those far away trips to the southbay, do you use the destination filter to get back to the city?
Of course ... and only the last one, the one whose destination is the city, counts ... all others are towards the city ... the city is not the destination so it doesn't count towards the "Power Driver whatsitsface" ... Other than that, it's really uncanny and mysterious how the algorithm works ... or maybe it's simply CARMA, or voodoo ...

But it has been consistent ... So, I'm not afraid and fearful of going far away ... I know I'll be paid for the ride ... it may not be a homerun, but an inside-the-park-homerun (the most exciting play in baseball) ... a stand-up inside-the-park-homerun ...
(...check out the swag...)

... I may go from city to city, mile by mile, inching up the Peninsula towards the city ... and eventually ride into the cool, grey, elegant, lady ...

I just won't go to San Jose International and show them the SFO placard saying I need something like this for SJC ...
 
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yucklyftline

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Of course ... and only the last one, the one whose destination is the city, counts ... all others are towards the city ... the city is not the destination so it doesn't count towards the "Power Driver whatsitsface" ... Other than that, it's really uncanny and mysterious how the algorithm works ... or maybe it's simply CARMA, or voodoo ...

But it has been consistent ... So, I'm not afraid and fearful of going far away ... I know I'll be paid for the ride ... it may not me a homerun, but an inside-the-park-homerun (the most exciting play in baseball) ... a stand-up inside-the-park-homerun ...
(...check out the swag...)

... I may go from city to city, mile by mile, inching up the Peninsula towards the city ... and eventually ride into the cool, grey, elegant, lady ...

I just won't go to San Jose International and show them the SFO placard saying I need something like this for SJC ...
Thanks for the reply.

Do you find you're still getting pinged taking the freeway or do you intentionally use the expressways/avenues/ecr to maximize the df pings?
 

Uberdancer

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I'll get pinned on the freeway and drive in the extreme right lane just under the speed limit ... This is why it's important to have a good sound system so you can listen to your tunes ... And it's always the next exit to drive towards the pin ...

1) the filter is on ... Uber knows you're going in that direction
2) Uber knows how fast you're going ... if you go over 80 mph the app tells you so ...
3) Consistent ... Uber knows you won't cancel or decline the rider because it is not your habit of doing so, and has confidence that you will accept and pick up the rider regardless whether the destination is far or short, the surge is on or off, whether the rider's name is Latonya, Lisa, Lin, or Lalinda ...
4) ...or it's simply CARMA, or voodoo, or algorithm, or the girls simply like you when you make them laugh ...
 

yucklyftline

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I'll get pinned on the freeway and drive in the extreme right lane just under the speed limit ... This is why it's important to have a good sound system so you can listen to your tunes ... And it's always the next exit to drive towards the pin ...

1) the filter is on ... Uber knows you're going in that direction
2) Uber knows how fast you're going ... if you go over 80 mph the app tells you so ...
3) Consistent ... Uber knows you won't cancel or decline the rider because it is not your habit of doing so, and has confidence that you will accept and pick up the rider regardless whether the destination is far or short, the surge is on or off, whether the rider's name is Latonya, Lisa, Lin, or Lalinda ...
4) ...or it's simply CARMA, or voodoo, or algorithm, or the girls simply like you when you make them laugh ...
That's fair, but I've also experienced savvy pax who cancel once they are matched with a driver on the freeway. They've experienced getting been burned before..........requesting the ride, getting matched, put the phone down to get ready, come back in 5 min, and the driver is now 10 miles away lol.

If I really need the ride, I call or text as soon as I accept to let them know I'm omw.
 

RedoBeach

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Last 2 months I have done 30 rides a week sometimes no rides,still had the hourly guarantees each week,i don't live in SF.
I've had the hourly guarantees every week for as long as I can remember... I am in SF. I wouldn't fret too much if you're not getting them every week. Lately it seems the guarantee hours are not the most ideal times to drive & occasionally are not calculated correctly on pay statements & may require extra attention.

Focus on qualifying for the PDP bonus, and if you meet the hourly guarantees too, it's a nice surprise the next week. :smiles:
 

Uberdancer

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I'm not only qualified for SF but now it says SF Bay Area ... I presume that's all 9 Bay Area counties ...
 

Adieu

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I'll get pinned on the freeway and drive in the extreme right lane just under the speed limit ... This is why it's important to have a good sound system so you can listen to your tunes ... And it's always the next exit to drive towards the pin ...

1) the filter is on ... Uber knows you're going in that direction
2) Uber knows how fast you're going ... if you go over 80 mph the app tells you so ...
3) Consistent ... Uber knows you won't cancel or decline the rider because it is not your habit of doing so, and has confidence that you will accept and pick up the rider regardless whether the destination is far or short, the surge is on or off, whether the rider's name is Latonya, Lisa, Lin, or Lalinda ...
4) ...or it's simply CARMA, or voodoo, or algorithm, or the girls simply like you when you make them laugh ...

That 80mph warning freaked me out

First sightedtaking taking a SHARP UPHILL corner in the twisties going to Pasadena

Uber ain't gonna penalize me for it if the pax is all happy,is it????
 

yucklyftline

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That 80mph warning freaked me out

First sightedtaking taking a SHARP UPHILL corner in the twisties going to Pasadena

Uber ain't gonna penalize me for it if the pax is all happy,is it????
80+mph on a twistie, in a beamer? Lol, sounds fun. Soon they'll calculate side to side g forces because of you haha
 
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