When you put your drivers in a box.

Sure

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That surge was up to 2.7, those riders got ducked (you read that right) by Uber. Ubered for sure because of the zone. I wonder if they will make the zone larger now.
 
I feel like it makes sense in that some drivers on guarantee time and others are on boost. Drivers on guarantee generally hang out in less busy areas. It's better to stay in busier areas if you're on boost.
 

Sure

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Seems like it might be good if you're hourly you could hide in the boost zone since there are so many in the box?
 

Kuber

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The interesting questions are:

1. which is most profitable as a driver?
2. who gets which?
3. how much of this is driven by supply/demand market pricing forces vs. other considerations (entice teachers to pick Uber over alternatives, build driver support going into Council votes, etc.)
 

Chicago-uber

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Hey uber!! Here's a simple solution. Raise the damn rates. That way, you'll have drivers everywhere who will gladly provide service. No need to experiment with these goofy boosts.

Make it $1.25 a mile with 30 cents a minute and $10 minimum, and I'll come back full time. Oh, and dump pool. Cheap pax can use the bus or ride a damn bike. Lol
 

Uberana

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Other areas will always suffer. Stupid Uber.
Doesn't it seem like that gas prices are highest in the lower income neighborhoods?

Seems like the "boost" is boosting rates in the underserved neighborhoods.
 

Sure

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It does seem like the south and west are going to suffer the most because of what Uber is doing. On the heals of the change the aldermen made when Uber was all "look what we do for the south and west" now they are making it surge. Uber is evil, Uber doesn't care.
 

lundbroc

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I hate going into suburbs now with new boost. I'm guaranteed to get 10 minutes away. All the drivers are downtown. For any increase in loop area I lose it driving in the burbs to get back
 

PRC

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Used to enjoy guaranties in the suburbs for several weeks. Far away pick ups? Sure. Pool? No problem, join in. Never made anywhere close to the guaranteed amount, but was calm and happy. All guaranties paid relatively correct, did not kill my car on Chicago roads. This week got Buzzt. Decided to stay at home. I guess my small socialist heaven is over:smiles:.
 

WestSubDriver

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Used to enjoy guaranties in the suburbs for several weeks. Far away pick ups? Sure. Pool? No problem, join in. Never made anywhere close to the guaranteed amount, but was calm and happy. All guaranties paid relatively correct, did not kill my car on Chicago roads. This week got Buzzt. Decided to stay at home. I guess my small socialist heaven is over:smiles:.
I hear ya, PRC. I'm wistful for those days where I'd just focus on hitting my guarantee requirements. On Boost promotion this weekend but I say "don't fence me in the city". Not playing that game.
 

PRC

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I hear ya, PRC. I'm wistful for those days where I'd just focus on hitting my guarantee requirements. On Boost promotion this weekend but I say "don't fence me in the city". Not playing that game.
Is it hard to meet the guarantee quota in west burbs? Here in north/north west it was relatively easy.
 

WestSubDriver

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Is it hard to meet the guarantee quota in west burbs? Here in north/north west it was relatively easy.
I generally have not had much problem making my guarantees in the western burbs. I primarily focus on weekend evenings. I've had some Friday nights that were slow and I would just call it a night and not try to chase it. However, as summer arrived the Fridays have been just as good as Saturday.
 
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