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Still in Lyft Limbo

If you’ve been following my Lyft saga, you know that it’s been a roller coaster ride to try to get approved to drive. As of this morning, I’m sitting at less than 72 hours to fulfill my driving requirement and still no approval. I redid my mentor ride on Saturday afternoon (and was finally asked…

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Dear Uber Driver (An Open Letter)

Dear Uber driver*, (* or Lyft driver or Curb driver or yellow taxi/black car/pedicab driver… I’ve been in dozens of your cars in 2015 already and the lines are blurring so this is really for all of you) How’s it going? Listen, I know its tough out there with the lowered fares (or bogus bonuses, unfair…

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Twelve Hours Late… Lyft DOES Come Through (Sort Of)

This morning I reported my disappointment that Lyft did not respond by last night’s promised deadline. But twelve hours later, they have.  The news, however, is mixed. They have conceded that my background check DID pass… but my mentor drive did not.  I have to repeat it in full (including resubmission of photos, insurance, and license) and…

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Update – Lyft Did Not Come Through

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If you have been following the Lyft driver referral saga, the overnight updates is that Lyft did not come through.  At least not for me.  Or for any of the ridesharing drivers I stay in regular contact with who either applied themselves or referred applicants. Yesterday’s email promised that drivers who had their background check…

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Lyft Driver Referral Debacle – Is It Fixed?

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There is another episode in the soap opera that has developed around the Lyft driver referral promotion this past week.  Last night I was still awake and refreshing my Lyft driver app while exchanging messages with other drivers in the same position as me – one of waiting to see if driver approvals would come through…

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UPDATE: Lyft Bonus Saga

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It looks like the Lyft bonus promotion has turned into a major wreck, leaving drivers (and potential drivers) ensnarled in the pileup. For those playing catch up, here’s the short version: 1. Last Thursday, Lyft offered an amazing driver sign up offer – $1,000 for new drivers who are approved and drive ONE ride in…

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Trouble for Lyft?

I’ve questioned before whether Lyft might be struggling with funding.  But now their biggest driver recruitment promotion ever is set to disappoint hundreds (if not thousands) of potential drivers as well as current drivers referring them. Yesterday I questioned whether Lyft would be able to fulfill the bonus offer made to drivers.  Today, indications from…

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