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 to rate it 48 hours later – a switch from the within-the-hour acceptance the first time around).
I know my background check has cleared (per Lyft’s email to me on Saturday). I can even sign up for driving hours on Lyft’s website.
But I’m still not approved. And yet others who completed their redo on their mentor rides AFTER me are now driving.
My attempts to contact Lyft have been futile. I’ve tried four separate email addresses I’ve been given. One bounces, two have a “we are no longer checking this address” message, and one more seemed to go into the void.
At this point, it appears Lyft is deliberately dragging their feet to attempt to defraud me out of a bonus that I should otherwise be able to earn.
Meanwhile, Uber has now offered to give me a case-by-case inspection of my car to see if it will qualify for UberSelect on an exception basis.
So Lyft… what’s it going to be?