I just want to know how we the squeezed drivers would react when this comes to Minneapolis!
it hit 30% in a TX market already.I'll probably drive much less and possibly quit altogether.
In reality, Uber isn't gonna give a damn. There are new drivers every week to replace the old ones so the vicious cycle will continue. New drivers will think that is the norm.
(Trying to work the Swift concert only to see 16 uber cars all over the xcel. Surge hit 3.6, yet no riders took it, until it disappeared and I got stuck with a regular fare) surge is such BS.
It wouldn't surprise me if it hit 35% next year.
Did you see the new agreement you have to accept before logging in to the app?? The new commission for UberX who signed after Sept 16, 2015 is 28%. So taking into account the other $1 "Safe Ride Fee", this means for rides at the minimum fare ($5) drivers get $2.60 (Uber takes %48 commission), and for fares at $10 drivers get $6.20 (Uber takes %38 commission). And we all know that the majority of the rides we do are below $10.
So technically, according to the new fee structure, Uber is taking between 40% and 50% commission.
Depends on the time though...the fringe sucks around bar close bc everyone lives so close to wherever they are. Also, been getting shitty runs during morning rush hour where you used to get lots of airport runs, and nowadays it's ppl who live close to where they work.Sometimes out on the fringe, there are some calls you have to fetch for, but they usually come into the city. Or the airport. I consider it lucky to get a run going out there. People are grateful to get the service too. I often deadhead to the fringe when the prime areas are over-saturated (always). Lately I've been doing better then in the surge areas with all the cancels and long waits for runs.