I don't agree system not working perfectly other day pick up lady which was upset she waited for uber almost hour because at 11.00 tuesday wasn't any drivers in eltham only reason i pick her up because i got the job only 2 min from my drop off and was local job then used on my way future to city want seat in car for one small job per hourWeek days will never be as busy as the weekends. That is a fact.
I do get your point drivers will always follow the money. Everyone knows that. So what?
What I am saying is that there will always be someone in the suburbs to do the suburban jobs. We all live in different areas. We all clock on at different times. Some of us take people from the inner suburban areas to the outer suburban areas and then stay online for the next fare hoping that it will take them back in (like it did me). Who cares if someone else clocks off and heads back to the inner city to cherry pick?
The system works. Have a look at the passenger app and there will always be drivers in the suburbs.