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New wave of drivers again

Discussion in 'Flex' started by jade88, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. jade88

    jade88

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Has anyone noticed they hired a bunch of new drivers again? And just like a couple months ago, I’m not seeing the same blocks I normally would. Anyone else? :rolleyes:
     
  2. What city are you in? Seems like it's hard to get a shift here in Dallas
     
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  3. uberstuper

    uberstuper

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Nope not here
     
  4. jade88

    jade88

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles. I mainly look for hw blocks.
     
  5. I haven't noticed many new drivers but there has been lots of turnover with WH staff, and ID/load-in changes. (Seattle)
     
  6. Amazon hires in new drivers from their waiting lists in almost every large city at least once a month. These cities are never posted on the Flex portal but are pulled from internal wait lists so just because your city isn't on the flex web site doesn't mean that Amazon isn't onboarding drivers in your area.

    You can count on Amazon to continue to do this as there is no down side for them in having too many drivers. The only people who loose are the Flex drivers.
     
  7. Bygosh

    Bygosh

    Location:
    WI
    Yup they just hire off those on the waiting list and throw them reserve shifts for a few weeks. Then the noobs screw up and get fired or quit when they realize it's not what it looks like. Rinse and repeat.
     
  8. Movaldriver

    Movaldriver

    Location:
    DLA5
    This is happening in Riverside. Tons of new people again and blocks are drying up. The 9 am are almost non existent now. Seeing some mid day blocks usually starting around noon and they are a mess. One area then a bunch of spread out redelivery attempts that get thrown in.
     
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  9. oicu812

    oicu812

    Location:
    LA
    Wait till Amazon starts onboarding more people for the holidays. It's the same cycle over and over.
     
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  10. Yup. They just onboarded a bunch of people. Typical open routes are now reserved for the newbies. For now.
     
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  11. Woohaa

    Woohaa

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    haven't seen a block in chino for a while. tons of hawthorne and east los angeles though. i just looked and there are many 3 and 4 hour shifts in hawthorne this morning alone. didn't take any though. hope to see shifts closer to my area.
     
  12. New flex drivers are hungry for work. You older guys pass on blocks. So we just keep hiring. Fir us its about the delivery. NOT YOU
     
  13. oicu812

    oicu812

    Location:
    LA
    New guys are hungry for work until they can no longer get blocks because they've now become the older guys.
     
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  14. Bygosh

    Bygosh

    Location:
    WI
    Lol new drivers are hungry. In my city the blocks are snatched in .00005 seconds and the noobs have no idea when they drop. Its impossible for them to get taken any quicker.


    The few blocks that do sit it wouldnt matter if Amazon hired 100 million flex drivers because:

    A) weather
    B) The pay is not enough for that particular time/day. Ie other gigs pay more during that slot.
     
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  15. those 4 hour evening blocks that we used to grab early in the morning Are gone. First they began disappearing from weekday shifts, but for the last few weeks of hey havent dropped on weekends either.
     
  16. New wave of drivers again,

    Or the customers are finding out how much they owe in taxes ?
     
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  17. As Amazon onboards more and more drivers they have a larger pool of drivers to offer reserves to so that mitigates the need to offer as many block drops as they used to.
     
  18. Bygosh

    Bygosh

    Location:
    WI
    Speaking of reserves, has anyone gotten any for the upcoming week? They come out Friday afternoon/night here but no one has received any yet this week.
     
  19. oicu812

    oicu812

    Location:
    LA
  20. Yes. They toss me 1 a week that I don't have to wake up early as **** for.
     

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