Who drives at night during weekdays?

mghtyred

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I do.

What I do is once incentives are over, I LOG OFF. I sit in one of the typical surge areas and WAIT for the surge to build. Not for a little 1.3, but until the map is bleeding red. Then I turn the app on, and work that surge. It has been a good strategy up until recently, because everyone else was doing the same. Now we have all the noob drivers who don't even log off after boosts end, so I'm not sure what's going to happen this week.

Maybe I shouldn't have spent all that money on Prime Day yesterday. :frown:
 

bowlertgb

Member
After 11pm, I mean. With no incentives, you're barely making minimum wage. I've always been curious as to who, or why, anyone would do this...

Only idiots! It makes no sense! I have always looked at the maps and there is no surge after those hours. And no 1.3 doesn't count. The only slight surge comes at bar closing. And it's only like 2.0 at tops. So I have no idea why idiots drive after incentives. And no, there isn't a good surge even if they say there is. I have studied this for the last couple months and there is no significant surge. So they can stop lying to themselves to think that it's worth it
 

Taipan

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It's true though. I know I've had a few weeks where on Sunday night, no surge, I had to stay on and keep taking crap rides to hit my numbers. That's why Uber created the metals in the first place. It's a surge buster.
I can relate! Last Sunday night, I had to take two trips in South L A just to make 75.
 

second2noone

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yeah the ride count made us love the shorties.

i'm too tired and impatient to work after medal incentives.

No way i will drive if there are no surge or incentives.
 

Western Warrior

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After several weeks of gold status I'm finally back to platinum so I will probably drive a few hrs without incentives just to get my numbers up so as not to freak out Sun with a fruitless attempt to hit 75 rides.
 

Shotime4

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After several weeks of gold status I'm finally back to platinum so I will probably drive a few hrs without incentives just to get my numbers up so as not to freak out Sun with a fruitless attempt to hit 75 rides.
thats how it goes..especially since the colleges aren't in..part of the reason I havent been platinum in about a month because once school ended I was killing myself trying to get to 75..working a random Wednesday in non core trying to get my ride count up
 

Chrisdrhjh

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I work a graveyard shift at my other job so on monday, tuesday and wednesday to keep a (somewhat) regular sleep schedule I uber from about 2am until mid afternoon. But I only do xl rides so I figure 1.50/mile is worth my time and in between rides I just hangout at my house and watch tv / play keyboard, plus 75% of the time I get an Lax ride that's a 55-65 payout for ~1.5-2.5 hours work (which includes deadmiling it back)
 

Adieu

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OC rates and Lyft PDB20% are 24/7, or rather, only fully kick in when there arent other incentiveslike guaranteees

Lack of traffic and demand exveeding supply helps, 3-6am is crazy good hours. Often Select money without the Select wait.

After 11pm, I mean. With no incentives, you're barely making minimum wage. I've always been curious as to who, or why, anyone would do this...
 

Adieu

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And as to hitting PDB20%, well...OC pdb20% -IS- literally medals for people who dont wanna do core

Or rather Medals are the illegitimate stepchild of hourly guarantees and Lyft PDB20% - with somewhat higher pay than PDB, but way more limitations and strict on/off hours
 

Geepney

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OC rates and Lyft PDB20% are 24/7, or rather, only fully kick in when there arent other incentiveslike guaranteees

Lack of traffic and demand exveeding supply helps, 3-6am is crazy good hours. Often Select money without the Select wait.
Last night had a guy select request me at 345am in Altadena while I was camping out in Pasadena. Thought it was an airport run. Turns out it was a Starbucks employee late to work because the Lyft driver he pinged was all the way in Burbank (wtf?) they argued back and forth about who's gonna cancel, apparently he got hit with a fee. No uber X for miles around. Ended up being a 30 dollar fare for about 15 minutes of work.
 
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