Did UberX but pick ups are starting to dwindle in my area, depends on the day though, I don't mind long pick up times, usually there are long pick up fees, had one the other night, 20 min to pick up for a five min trip, I know the avg 5 min on uber pays roughly around 3-4 dollars, but with long pick up and no tip made $17 (rounding up to nearest dollar) not all of the trip are like that some are more some are less. But on good night I make 60-90 within 3 to 4 hours bad night are roughly 50-70 within same timeframe. I'm not praising uber as they still try and screw me on fares, but that is another story.
jiust put these unwanted rider on blacklist and you will never receive any request from them againSame in suburban Chicago. Lots of ride requests from 10 to 20 minutes away. I've always declined those that are more than 9 minutes away.
The rides I'm picking up within 10 minutes of my house are turning out to be the same 10-15 people. Work or shopping regulars.
I've learned to decline Roberta. Always 15 bags of groceries and a 2 year old who likes to push window buttons. Never tips.