I've been driving for Uber for a few months and plan on signing up with Lyft to see what the $1,000 guarantee is all about.. I've got an appointment with a "Mentor" what does this Mentor do and what should I plan for?
They call it a mentor, but in Dallas/Fort Worth, it's a guy/girl that shows up with a check list. When you meet with them, they check off the boxes, take a test ride with you down the street and back, take a pic of your car and you and submit it to Lyft. They're basically confirming in person that you are legal to drive, a safe driver and presentable to the pax. Others on this forum have given feedback that their mentor was a gung-ho Lyft koolaid drinker, some are very judgmental, and some are like I described.
I'm not suggesting you would do any of this, but some people that get rejected think this meeting is an instagram contest, or an audition for a reality show, so unfortunately this has to be said:
take a shower before you go
show up with the car you submitted in your application
take your current registration, driver's license and proof of insurance
make sure your car is clean inside and out, and no serious damage
don't bring anyone else with you, not even your kids
follow a presentable dress code, don't wear anything with holes or obnoxious/offensive phrases
don't use profanity
when they take the trip with you, drive safe and follow all rules of the road
don't text, take or make calls
it doesn't hurt to be friendly, get along and avoid complaining about anything
I signed up before the end of last year, so they may have tweaked it one way or another.