Harry here. This week, we’re trying something new with a two part article on Uber and lower rates. Today’s article will talk about why we’ve seen so many fare cuts lately and what the future holds. On Wednesday, our article will cover what you can do about lower rates if you’re fed up, or feel you deserve to be paid more.
Over the past couple years, rate cuts have become a part of doing business with Uber. For passengers, this has been great, but if you’re a driver in one of the cities that’s been cut, you’re probably pissed. But you’re also not alone in your feelings of anger.
It seems like there’s a new rate cut every few weeks nowadays and every time it happens, drivers are left wondering what they should do. I tend to get a lot of angry e-mails from drivers whenever there’s a rate cut, and I completely understand why.
It’s never a good feeling to have to go out and do the same job you did yesterday but for less pay today. Uber likes to
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Unfortunately, I don’t see this problem going away any time soon and here’s why. Uber is a very customer-centric company, and in order to provide the ultimate customer experience they need as many drivers out on the road as possible. Drivers, on the other hand, really want as few drivers as possible online since that means more requests, more surge and more money in their pockets. So when you think about it, Uber and its drivers are always going to be somewhat at odds on this issue. [Read more…]