My experience with the new system is limited but positive . As you said , I think IF YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO , these new radar and upfront driver prove can be good .Only drove twice on the last 2 months, both times with large bonuses for 10 trips that I reached on the same night. Drove last night, Friday with a $190 bonus for 10 trips that I rarely get. Did 12 trips in 4 hours and bring $320.All short trips ( 1-4 miles) in NW DC , Let’s just note that the bonus make all the diference. Taking the bonus out and working the whole shift of 8 hours , it was very likely I would make $250 plus if I stayed after midnight .Let me start with this: I hate Uber/Lyft with every inch of my body. Have been driving part time since 2015. So, this gig has never been my main source of income.
Prior to this upfront pricing, my weekly goal has always been $300-$400 while driving 3-4 hrs. per day 5 days per week.
For the last 2 weeks I’ve been making almost twice as much as my weekly goal while driving 3 hrs max per day. On top of that, I’ve noticed I drive now less miles than before - thanks to radar Uber decided to share, finally.
Now, knowing Uber’s history, I can safely assume that there is probably some kind of bate and switch scheme going on right now. So, I have no high hopes for this new gimmick so far.
Just wanted to see what you guys are experiencing and what are your thoughts on this subject.
I think the radar and knowing where and how much takes the stress out of this gig if you know your area and how to milk the system . This is when experience pays off .
My hat off to all my colleagues for the Shirlington and Golden Corral meet ups,and many here in this forum, that help me became an efficient and resourceful driver with their discussions and contributions .