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Sorry for this second post but I need to be clear on these rates
Now a fuber pooh costs 3.75 minimum but, if one picks up another rider and these two share a ride, do these riders pay less or do we still get payed minimum 3.75 per rider? If not what exactly is the incentive for accepting a fuber pooh? (besides the quest)
 

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I ignore/avoid Poo rides but my understanding is the 2nd rider pays the same/regular PooPrice, but the driver only gets like $1 more dollar for the pickup (if even that?) plus whatever extra time/mileage the entire ride gets.
There is NO incentive for stuffing my car full of ungrateful, cheap, low-life pax that dont know each other and have no idea what the word “tip” even means.
 

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I ignore/avoid Poo rides but my understanding is the 2nd rider pays the same/regular PooPrice, but the driver only gets like $1 more dollar for the pickup (if even that?) plus whatever extra time/mileage the entire ride gets.
There is NO incentive for stuffing my car full of ungrateful, cheap, low-life pax that dont know each other and have no idea what the word "tip" even means.
Wow very revealing. For now on no Winnie the Poo riders for me
 

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If Original Poster wants to learn about U-Pool, he would do well to read and pay heed to the posts of our Resident Expert on the subject, koyotemohn. This guy has figured out how to make it pay. I understand his reasoning and what he is doing. Read his posts on the subject.
 

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If Original Poster wants to learn about U-Pool, he would do well to read and pay heed to the posts of our Resident Expert on the subject, koyotemohn. This guy has figured out how to make it pay. I understand his reasoning and what he is doing. Read his posts on the subject.
You have to be more specific on which posts you are referring to but thanks for the tip
 

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The way poop works is that you pick up a person at a lower mileage rate (60 cents opposed 81 cents a mile) and that's how you're paid. It doesn't matter if you carry one person or 3, that's your rate. You usually get an extra dollar for riders 2 and 3 but if they were all going within a mile of each other you basically get 60 more cents for the 2 extra pax that you had.

It's only worth doing pool for quest, and only in high demand areas. Surge at 2.5x in DC is fine, it will pay ok and you'll move closer to your goal. Baserate pool in Manassas is a losing proposition no way around it.
 

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The way poop works is that you pick up a person at a lower mileage rate (60 cents opposed 81 cents a mile) and that's how you're paid. It doesn't matter if you carry one person or 3, that's your rate. You usually get an extra dollar for riders 2 and 3 but if they were all going within a mile of each other you basically get 60 more cents for the 2 extra pax that you had.

It's only worth doing pool for quest, and only in high demand areas. Surge at 2.5x in DC is fine, it will pay ok and you'll move closer to your goal. Baserate pool in Manassas is a losing proposition no way around it.
What about the time and miles it takes to pickup riders 2 and 3?
 

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Poop or x...I want +30 per ride and I want the quest bonus.

When people tell you not to do pool and then some of us start showing the receipts that don’t lie...

Remember the receipts.

Pool is advanced and you should not take the agreement lightly...don’t just jump into the deep end.

Also....You don’t have to do pool. Figure out how to tailor make your own quest.

I like it when the pax don’t necessarily know each other in my crowded car. I’m at 800 for the week so far...70 trips done.. Bout to be about that weekend rideshare life. 65 for 190...and I need the money.

But when the receipts come it has to look legit. I burn a healthy amount of online time saying ‘no thanks’ to several matchups.
 

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I took an army major on a 1.3x pool from McLean Virginia . He didn’t tip but he wasn’t trash. He was just serving his country with 3 boys to feed. Who am I to judge him for being in the army for 16 years and choosing pool because it was more viable than an uberx ?

Same with the cop.

Same with the students.

Same with the lawyers and designers, programmers, artists, professionals who would all like to save a buck.

There are problematic pax...of which I have had many.

But this reflex assumption that all poop pax are trash is biased bewshit that will cause you to miss out on some juicy af receipts.
 

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Wrong.. Any juicy receipts aren't worth the other 99% of the poop trash-pax...
To each their own. I'll never take an Adams Morgan trip but I will work SE. Very lucrative during the weekends, even if it's base rate. Meanwhile many people on this board will perch at Adams Morgan waiting for surge and will avoid SE like the plague.

Throw up or weed smell? Hmm. I'll take weed smell over throw up. Weed smell puts you out of business.for 15 minutes to air out. Throw up takes you out at least for the night.
 

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Wrong.. Any juicy receipts aren't worth the other 99% of the poop trash-pax...
I'm not going to talk to you about pool where u live because I don't know how your streets work.

Minimum fare clown car situations here is dc, Maryland and Virginia have given me my insight as per why I work how I work.

Deadmiles ditched from airports on baserate have given me my insight as per why I work how I work.

Slammed doors and aux in requests have given me my insight as per why I work how I work.

If you are that certain that pool is no good and all who use it are trash then don't take them...I feel like uberx baserate is legit playing Russian roulette any neighborhood I hop to.

Not that ratings matter...but I have a 4.93-4.94......doing pool paxholes as a priority.

Less slammed doors and no one dares ask for aux in...for starters...also on high multipliers in the burbs it's nice to see the payout.

I don't judge a pax on whether they chose to ride in a pool or not.

I judge them on their scent and general behavior upon entry to the car.

A real benefit of me working pool? I meet and greet n adios more pax than many....so I use that as an opportunity to home the opening and closing statements.

It's not easy or hard...it's just hedging a bet.
 
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