- Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:45 am
I was attempting to charge and then mechanic for bird back when their fleet was m365. My scooter total was 0. Every scooter was no where to be found according to its last gps signal. It makes since now they where all getting Tin foil hats. I assumed birds GPS was just trash. I put a huge portion of blame on Bird for starting their payout so low and then raising it so high, creating only an incentive for hoarding, instead of just finding a median price for charging and leaving it at that. Raising the bounty does not create an incentive for finding the scooter, especially with a separate employee support team rolling around. If the scooter has been on the bounty map for 3 days then that's 3 days for legit chargers to attempt to find it. It would have been found. Raising the bounty does nothing at that point besides encourage hoarding.
One hoarding location I witnessed would store their hoard in the garage and have it visible on the map with the garage door opened to circumvent rules considering this hoard was technically available to the general public but its trespassing then meth heads attack and would just stand guard over it it 24/7 like a dystopian future.
With examples like this so blatant these scooter companies are neither innocent or the victim since instead of addressing obvious hoarders or fixing their broken system they could cut their financial losses here and simply pass it on to legitimate chargers in the form of lowered bounties to the point where the bounties are so low once the hoarding looks to have been addressed it looks to be the consensus that it isnt worth it to be a charger, judging by whats occurring on these charging maps at night. IE tons of scooters ready for charging for chump change and no one bothering to pick them up besides the hourly support teams.