Soooooo ... in predictable Uber fashion they announced a significant change to the UberPro Diamond perk that offers 6% more for mileage and time. They replaced it with a higher quest bonus for Diamond drivers. By my estimates they are offering Diamond drivers an even $1 a ride now for quests versus $.83334 cents previously.
Soooooo ... for obnoxiously short rides you will be making $16.6667 cents more per quest ride and not getting the 6% thus breaking even mostly. For any ride exceeding 3 minutes you are making less now and quite a bit less.
They seriously had Diamonds grind out 700 - 1500 rides these past 3 months to get their 1800 points for new May cycle and 2 days before cycle begins they pull this stunt. I was assuming they would go around $1.25 - $1.50 range to stay on par with the 6% but wow $1!?
Anyone else feel stabbed in the back, lit on fire, kicked down the stairs, and finally urinated on by this pre-IPO move? I love how the announcement starts with “Based on feedback from drivers like you ... “ as if there are drivers out there saying “Please, please Uber pay us less money and present it to us like it’s a gift”.