Yea, I quit Lyft when the couldn't get Checkr to get send them my background check. Lyft is not responsive to drivers issues. They were just too slow anyhow and when I want to go drive I want to drive, not sit on a street corner.Abandon Lyft, they caused the low rates with their price cutting.
My approach has pretty much become the same thing. You want me to drive 10 minutes to pick someone up?? Fat chance. Uber surges or offers $5 for 3 rides, I turn off Lyft. Moda Center stuff? I will not wait in a line without a significant premium (and I call riders up to encourage them to meet me out on Broadway) Turn off Lyft.My approach has become much more opportunistic as time has gone by. If one is giving rides and the other is not, I drive that one. If I know it should be surging, I won't drive either for 3-5 minutes and wait for surge to appear.
Both companies have an automated "this is how we do it, take it or leave it" approach. Uber's is much easier to work with.
I have adopted an approach as well. "This is what I am willing to work for, take it or leave it." This defines my willingness to drive X miles to pickups, wait time, pax ratings, drive thrus, etc. Take it or leave it. They haven't fired me yet.