Harry here. Uber isn’t known for treating its drivers like prized possessions and it often shows. This week, we’re doing a two-part series on ‘What To Do When Uber Lowers Rates In Your City’. On Monday, we talked about why we’re seeing so many Uber fare cuts recently and what the future holds.
Today, RSG contributor, Christian Perea takes a look at what you as a driver can do if you’re fed up with lower rates. Now obviously this is about a lot more than just rates, but I think rates are one thing that ALL drivers can agree on and that we care about most. There are definitely a lot of positive aspects of being an Uber driver, but there are also some bigger looming issues that drivers need to pay attention to and be aware of. This article will help you find a positive outlet to get your thoughts and concerns heard by people who matter.
So Uber lowered your rates…again, and now you feel powerless to do anything about it.
You used to check your email every day fearing bad news, and nowadays you have embraced the learned helplessness. It doesn’t sting so much when you know you will be shocked again, especially when you feel like you have no control over it.
Recently, we have seen an extra round of rate cuts in certain cities, extra “Safe Ride” fees, higher commissions and nixing (maybe) the no-show fee in six markets. If there is anything we have all learned, it is that Uber doesn’t really care what drivers think about these changes. It will just do them. Some drivers have tried to push back. Facebook feeds fill with anger. Yet nothing changes.
Predictably, some drivers are trying to get a strike to go “viral.” Again. This article will focus more on what you can do as an individual, today and right now, if you’re fed up. In fact, we are going to take some notes from Uber on how to develop an effective force. But first…