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For drivers, is it true that Uber pays the drivers less for destination filters?

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MickDorsey
108 Driver
 Posted 3 weeks ago

Adding to the list of things Uber does to nickel-and-dime the drivers, I heard there's a trend that they pay less if you turn the destination filter on. 

True or false? I am paranoid.

(For those who don't know, it's the feature for the driver to enter the preference on which way they'd like to go. e.g. wanting to go in the direction of home).

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    CSSchwaller
    21
     2 weeks ago

    Wouldn't this be somewhat easy to test? Keep track of your rids, take samples from similar areas and similar times, and see if it's cheaper when you turn the filter on.

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      JPoland
      179 Driver Driver
       2 weeks ago

      No, not really. Prices fluctuate all the time and remember we don’t control where exactly we start our trips.

      I suppose you can try to start at a transportation hub like a train station and wait for similar trips.  But then the destination has to be the same and towards your home. That can take days to replicate. 

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    ErasDrivingCo
    136 Driver
     3 weeks ago

    With the payout being unclear as ever, I wouldn't put it past them. 

    They are proud of their pricing, and publicly admitted that the price fluctuates on true demands. I think that applies to the drivers as well. If there is a "demand" to drive in a certain direction, they will pay you less.

    After all, you are paid differently depending on where you are driving. Sometimes we go to places we prefer not to be (like busier areas, cities, etc.) because we want to get paid. This is the same thing.