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I am working for the guarantee $50 per hour, but no rides received.

Why?
I am driving in sunset area. So sad.
 

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This morning was ridiculous - so many Uber and Lyft cars it's insane. A lot of really bad Uber and Lyft noob drivers out there, too.

Monday morning was decent and today was absolutely terrible. So much risk in SF, so little reward. God I miss 2015. Time for a new gig.
 

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I usually start in the sunset and almost immediately i get a ping when i tuen on the app. I started about 7:30a and waited and waited and waited for a ping... Maybe 40+ min withoit a ping, never had that. So i turned on my lyft app amd got some rides. Is it becaise there are sooo many new drivers??

I want to start a cartel, mark my territories.
 

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PM driving is way more money than morning time.
Not sure how true this is. I drove 5am to 10am yesterday, and made 150. Drove 6pm to 1130p and only made 90.

I know each day is different..you never know what you're gonna get. I mostly drive in the evenings, and for the times that I drove on weekday AM times, I have always made more in less time.
 

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had the app on 7-9 AM and BARELY finished 4 rides needed for the hourly guarantee

started in the outer sunset cause that's where I live, so I just sit at home until I get a ping .. all four trips were Uber X and I didn't get my first request til like 7:40 AM
 

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had the app on 7-9 AM and BARELY finished 4 rides needed for the hourly guarantee

started in the outer sunset cause that's where I live, so I just sit at home until I get a ping .. all four trips were Uber X and I didn't get my first request til like 7:40 AM
All my trips since Saturday except 1 pool was uberx and I did not get a 2nd pax in that 1 pool trip. Theory is driver saturation is causing drivers to get 2 trips per hour instead of pool. I am not complaining because I am in the same boat that I just manage to get that 2nd trip in that hour completed.
 

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I bet pax running late has both Uber and Lyft apps open hoping to get a ride downtown if they are in the outer Sunset and all the cars are clustered downtown. Drivers would get pinged before they get to outer Sunset because of other pax running late in central neighborhoods.

One time lady gave up, called office to start without her, and I took her back home.
 

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All my trips since Saturday except 1 pool was uberx and I did not get a 2nd pax in that 1 pool trip. Theory is driver saturation is causing drivers to get 2 trips per hour instead of pool. I am not complaining because I am in the same boat that I just manage to get that 2nd trip in that hour completed.
Can't comment about Monday or Tuesday, but all last week including Sunday half my pickups were Pool, but the pools were all 4 or 5 pickup chains. So that actual trips A to B was about 10-15% Pool and the rest UberX.

I only had two single pickup pools last week entirely in 100 rides

Both I have noticed and the riders have commented/complained that the "out of the way" distance to make pickups or extra dropoffs have been increased. This increases the time spent on any multi-pickup ride (at the lower rates) and wastes more of the riders time.
 

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Can't comment about Monday or Tuesday, but all last week including Sunday half my pickups were Pool, but the pools were all 4 or 5 pickup chains. So that actual trips A to B was about 10-15% Pool and the rest UberX.

I only had two single pickup pools last week entirely in 100 rides

Both I have noticed and the riders have commented/complained that the "out of the way" distance to make pickups or extra dropoffs have been increased. This increases the time spent on any multi-pickup ride (at the lower rates) and wastes more of the riders time.
Maybe the system knows which driver to pick for pool rides because of consistency meaning who is going for that 100 or 120 all or most of the time. Laws of probability.
 
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