Noob here, signed up on flex last week after three days was approved on Friday...which surprised me since I've never been able to get in at all before...
So I just signed up with Flex in the Seattle area. Found the Flex part today of the forum today, and so much more makes sense to me (well maybe) after reading this thread.. BTW I'm a uber/lyft for a couple months. So after downloading the app and doing the background check I was signed up and got the you passed this, and you passed this.... I did all the jumps through the hoops, and they started sending me short informational email. I actually accepted my first block that was one of two reserved for me for next Saturday, things look good. I'm confident about my background check and all that just because I'm clean as a whistle, and they all passed and got the welcome email. Haven't actually talked with anyone, but I understand that is pretty much how they want it, just email? Ok....
So, I am psyched to start, set my available days and then in the middle of the welcome email, here is how blocks generally work, and things like that - I get you're deactivated until you provide identification to the facility 1+ hour away on the other side of two big cities only open from these hours. I sent an email asking if I did something wrong, and I got support speak/clarifying questions/seemingly misunderstood on purpose type stuff.... Anway, so I have a block I accepted for next Sat, and now I'm deactivated until I show my driver's license (which I uploaded to the system) to someone in this far off corporate warehouse... So form this thread, do they think I'm doing multiple account thing? Or does everyone have to show their ID in this manner to validate initially? Also, was worried about getting enough work in blocks etc but the couple days I've had the app they have too many open with not enough drivers or something, like pages of blocks available...now 'm thinking this is a one off thing and I'm going to be disappointed in the amount of work available.
It is weird, because I hear/read about blocks not being available but I see tons...like at least >5 every time I checked just about in the last day or so, and others have said this here in the thread its because they are cracking down on drivers and so there are more blocks available.
Thanks for reading, I'm now worried they'll find some weird thing to keep me from working or something based on the weird communication I have with them, and the emails that always say "DONT REPLY HERE" lol.
Noob questions if someone has time
1) I quickly signed up on the app after getting approved and just picked the closest facility to where I live, and its a Prime one. Am I boned? I don't reallly want to do restaurant runs, I'd rather deliver on routes... I hear people have changed to differnet werehouses but nothing seems definite, some do some don't, guess it depends. Should I have picked one closer to the heart of the city so I have better block availability? Does it matter? Since I guess you can pick blocks at whatever warehouse you see pop up but am thinking I'm seeing so many blocks because of the amazon driver crackdown thing.... Welp, I'll travel the 1/2 day trip to go to this validation ID place tomorrow. Thanks everyone, btw if the answer to my question is to read more on the forums, accepted. I'm trying and will, but some of these go back years, heh.