Dayum.. that blows. I also notice it RARELY EVER SURGES now in the RED ZONE during RED ZONE HOURS... I'm talking about those that are actually in a RED ZONE AREA as its actually surging.. not seeing it surge on the driver app from 5 minutes out of the red zone. That is just used to suck in drivers. The algos play these games.1.2x in certian sections now for platinum!
i dunno about uber now.
Uber is UNSUSTAINABLEDayum.. that blows. I also notice it RARELY EVER SURGES now in the RED ZONE during RED ZONE HOURS... I'm talking about those that are actually in a RED ZONE AREA as its actually surging.. not seeing it surge on the driver app from 5 minutes out of the red zone. That is just used to suck in drivers. The algos play these games.
Uber really KILLED SURGE...
Gravy train turned into tumbleweeds...
Also... since riders get an 'upfront' price... and driver's get the discounted red zone surge... who knows what Uber is actually charging the PAX in surge terms.. just like UberPool.. They double triple dip while lowly driver gets screwed.. being compensated for just over a single ride even if hauling 3 poop riders..
This is where the hourly guarantee becomes your best friend instead of boost! Hope your days gets better. I stopped for lunch and we'll get back out there soon.Been online 2 hrs 24 minutes, got 2 trips =$20. WTF?! $20 in 2 1/2 hrs?! Didn't start at the airport today either. I'm downtown Arlington now. Drove from downtown DC to here and NO PING in an hour and a half now.
From a hacker's perspective, it never used to be the best. In fact, only the week between Christmas and New Year's was worse. These days, though, since colleges start before Labour Day and the freshmen come in the third week of August, or so, it has not been as bad as it used to be. The presence of the helicopter parents has not hurt, either.AUG isnt great historically
Another Uber Driver is correct, last two years Fuber lowered rates in August to get drivers "more customers to stay busy" if they drop rates next month there will be mass-exodus of drivers on top of those quitting because they are shifted from hourly to boost.Still, you are going to be spending more time between pings as the July fades into August.
Not even Moses could save that Exodus