Californians did it too themselves. They voted in lefty communist politicians and let CHINA OWN SAN FRAN. Uber an Gryft are culpable in not paying you enough but it doesn't seem like you ever could get paid enough by a private enterprise entity as your state is socialist. I just HATE the fact that my state shares a border with your corrupt state. Us drivers are supposed to be contracters not employees. As for Sleepy Joe, were all screwed if he becomes PREZ.Californians are not stupid. You have no idea how Californians are struggling and you will never understand.
Rent is very expensive and triple than South west state when pay is almost double. A lot of Californians needs to work 2 jobs. Some work 3 jobs to cover the house rent and bills. So they need Uber as a part time job. For riders who are working 2 or 3 jobs need Uber to be in CA and they want their pick up quick. They get up from bed early hour around 2:00 am. Some needs Uber Eats to make food delivery. Some needs ride when Bus is not avail yet that early hours. They have to switch jobs after first job is done and some needs quick Uber pick up. After second job, it is getting dark and they want to go home as soon as possible. Then they need Uber again.
So Californians need Uber more than other state does. Only Uber drivers and Residents from New York city would understand.
Edit.... During this pandemic season, after many has lost their jobs and when people don't want to go outside for foods, Californians need App base driving jobs more than Ever.