Discussion in 'Surge' started by dparisi, Aug 7, 2018.
I don't exactly understand how it works. Is it the exact same pricing as before?
For example, let's say it's a $10 ride. If surge used to be 1.5x, you'd get $15 (not exactly, but roughly speaking).
Under the new rules will it just say $5?
It also mentions something about minimum surge... Does the dollar amount shown reflect surge on a minimum fare ride? If not, then what is it based off?
Is this Boston?
yes, just got the email
New interface display of surge. Second image is right now in foxboro:
****, time to apply for other jobs.
I was just about to create a thread but checked before hitting submit.
This system is in place in RI, maybe IMMA DRIVER can fill us in on his experience with it? My own experience is more rides with "surge pricing", but lower payout-per-ride.
Yep this is the same as uber saying they are paying us more for our time but overall cutting what we make. Same thing. Uber says you get a flat fee which probably won't come out to what it use to and charge the rider whatever they feel like.
I can't wait! It's going to be fun manipulating the **** out of this new system.
No more guesswork, yet changes an easy one to understand to one I don't understand.
No more guesswork, now you can directly see how far Uber is bending drivers over.
I think we will lose bigtime on long trips or those 45+ min trips.
i'm with you, im looking forward to figuring this out and how to make the most out of it
Dear 3X please rest in peace. Dara you owe me money.
Long thread on this before in the Boston forum, a few months ago, speculating when this would come here. Not good. Bottom line, Uber is grabbing more cash out of our pockets.
At that time, other markets that moved to this new surge model (like Charlotte, NC) absolutely hated it. Lost $$. Also, they confirmed on that board that despite Uber stating "for long trips, we'll adjust the surge amount to higher than the minimum...", this NEVER happens.
Uber getting ready for an IPO. I will get those puts ready.
This is the end of Gillette gaming for sure.
So now we have to kick juicy surge rides out of the car?
Surge multipliers are awesome on long trips. Dunno how will this work at the airport ? I guess when airport is surging you would want short trips to south boston, east boston, cambridge and so on.
This is the end of surge as we know it. Uber will adjust the amount they will pay until they get drivers where they want them. At the same time they will charge the passenger whatever Uber thinks they will pay.
Until(that means probably never)there is one definition of fare instead of two(1.what we are paid, time and mileage, 2.what the passenger pays) Uber can set our incomes while greatly increasing their share. The 25% is a joke that proves we are "independent" contractors.
Drivers are helpless due to the arbitration clause, no lawyer would take the case based on an individual driver but would based on a class action. I'm sure I will get the "you know what you signed up for" but there was no time to read the changes if you wanted to drive and Travis was still in charge at that time, anyone out there feel there might have been retribution if you opted out?
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