Exactly, Pittsburgh we need a 1.4x to equal $1.26/mile which is roughly the $1.20/mile that we were getting prior to Friday's cuts.It will take a surge of at least 1.4X to to equal the same money for a ride prior to the cuts.
Good idea, at least for now they're keeping $1.20/mile but I don't think that will hover there for long. I've heard they mirror Uber give/take a month delay. Btw $200 sign on bonus if you haven't signed up yet.drive for LYFT
I was encouraged when logging on last night to see about 5 drivers in the entire central city area. Instead of displaying 6 drivers in the immediate vicinity Uber showed only a few in the entire city area. GREAT job Pittsburgh, perhaps others are staying offline because of these weak rates, I know I did! I took three Uber rides last night and waited for surge of 2.0x or higher. Guess who got my logged hours, LYFT!drastically reduce the amount of driving we do
Especially when we get snow like this, I have new winter tires (highly recommended to anyone, almost a must) but it does affect my driving because I'm going to take less rides/hour just because of the fact that I'm driving slower. Oh by the way a police officer ALMOST hit my car as I was going through a green light on a side street in Shadyside. Came flying through with his lights on. Heard no sirens however, inches away as I slammed on my breaks.risk with our own vehicles
Holy sh*t when did that happen?! Must have been today b/c I was driving at 1.20/mile last night. WOW. Yes talk about pathetic, and I thought they would treat us better.Aaaaannnd here comes Lyft following Uber's footsteps. I've stopped driving for these evil companies long time ago.
All I can say is how sorry I am for those who actually can't stop driving due to buying new cars to just do Uber, or at the time its their only income source.
Kind of seems like that, I can't say for sure but these lowered rates are killing our profits, not theirs. I used to have solid nights out there, not I can just hope for "okay" nights.When will a goverment of any sort take up the action of investigating these two companies for antitrust violations ?
The only reason they are lowering rates is cause they colluded together to institute that bs Safe Rider Fee to circumvent the commission structure to ensure they are always making money no matter how low the base rate goes.
I agree, I am ashamed of Uber and plan on driving less and less unless they stop this nonsense...I have chosen to stop driving (keeping my account active) until rates seem somewhat normal again. If they don't then I will deactivate my account and drive for LYFT or not at all haven't decided yet. I think as drivers we should show Uber that their lowering of rates is unacceptable. The way we do that is drastically reduce the amount of driving we do for them or stop driving completely. Will this raise rates? Probably not but it shows that we matter and heck who know they might actually listen. If we do nothing, nothing happens.
Driving for $10-$12 an hour isn't worth the time or wear and tear we put on our vehicles, and frankly it's a pathetic amount to earn while we take most of the risk with our own vehicles. If this is what you rely on primarily for income then do what you have to do and good luck driving more for less!
I'll take the California weather though lol but yeah ScUber I see what you're saying. I think we have a little bit to go before we're saturated enough to see another decrease but as we're seeing nationwide it's a race to the bottom. I'm like you I wait for surge now; we need a 1.4x to equal the $1.20/mile we were getting last month. I used to be able to fall back on Lyft but of course they lowered to $.91/mile.Not to lessen the impact of the lower fares in your area, but other markets (mine) with a higher cost of living than Pittsburgh, just had rates lowered to .75/mile and .13/minute. Gas is more expensive in my area than yours as well. Last year when they cut my market by 40% they said it was "temporary". Not only did they not raise the rate again, they cut it again this January. So don't shoot the messenger, but your fares may take yet another dip. Drivers do have the power to end this nonsense if only they hung together. They have the power to decline any fare that is not a surge. In my case, the surge must be close to 2x times to make what drivers were earning just 19 months ago.
DON'T QUIT. HIT DECLINE (or Cancel/ Other) until you get the surge rate you want. No Drivers = Higher rates. You have the power.