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*Miami Doctor Breaks Silence: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...in-Uber-Scuffle-Breaks-Silence-366618251.html
*Update Woman is Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident Doctor with Jackson Health System and has been suspended pending an investigation.
http://www.local10.com/news/um-doctor-caught-on-camera-in-druken-uber-rage Happened in Miami Fl. This Uber driver deserves a medal for putting up with some random drunk that apparently thought he was her ride. She jumped in the back while he had passengers. When he told her he's not her ride she refused to take no for an answer confronting the driver and you can see where it goes from there.
Miami doctor who berated Uber driver in viral video is fired!...
What do you want to ask a support rep? I'll be doing 2 hour AMA blocks whenever I can. Fire away.
Late night riders have been telling me the driver has been accepting the ping, calling them, asking where they are going and then cancelling the ride if they don't like it. There are at most 1 or 2 other drivers in the area when I am rolling so I think it's the same one. F him, if I can roll the dice so can he. Last night's event turned out to be a good fare, and it left me in a place where I got a $90 fare next. This is a slow period in the area, school is out and summer travel hasn't started yet and last night I went 2 hours without a fare, I'm either taking what I can get or staying home. Can't believe somebody can not be deactivated for too much of that.
Of course, I did my part to F him by telling the passenger to lie to the driver next time, look at the map and tell him you are going back to where he is, or I gave him a list of other places to tell the driver he is going to ensure he will come out. "Hey, my friend called and told me he wasn't going to be there, so I decided...
Kzoo police ID suspect in deadly random shootings
TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Six people are dead and two seriously wounded after a shooter opened fire at three different locations in the Kalamazoo area over the course of nearly five hours Saturday night.
Michigan State Police on Sunday identified the four victims killed at one of the crime scenes, the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Texas Township, as:
- Mary Lou Nye, 63, of Baroda, Mich.
- Mary Jo Nye, 60, of Battle Creek
- Dorothy Brown, 74, of Battle Creek
- Barbara Hawthorne, 68, of Battle Creek
APRIL 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has long been embroiled in a debate over the status of its drivers: Should they be independent contractors or full-time employees?
Uber says that as independent contractors, its drivers get flexibility. Their freelancer status also lets the company sidestep the costs of full-time employees, including paying minimum wage and the employers’ share of Social Security. But labor groups and lawyers have argued that Uber drivers should be classified as employees to receive worker protections.
On Thursday, Uber moved a step closer to getting its way. The company reached a settlement in a pair of class-action lawsuits in...
Here's my experience from using uber.....
#1 ordered a uber, received an alert that the driver is 10 mins away. Fine, I wait about 4-5 minutes and receive a call from the driver asking me to cancel because he's too far and traffic is really bad at 8PM at night. Okay fine, I'll just request another driver...
#2 ordered a uber, driver accepts and she's less than 7 minutes away. Five minutes in I decided to wait by the front door for her arrival. Only to receive a call from her saying she ran out of gas, so cancel the trip.
Now I am pissed and just decided against drinks tonight and just drive my car instead.
Ordered a uber driver, he accepted and started going the opposite way, I call him and received no answer. I noticed about 3-4 minutes later that he canceled the trip.
Valentines day I ordered a uber for my mom. I reserved a nice spa for her, she lives a few towns over so I requested a uber for her. I called the driver to let her know it will be my mom...
I had a nice, hardworking construction guy tonight in Abington going to Hanson. He said that because he doesn't have a license he uses Uber a lot to get to & from work when he needs to (often). However, he said that because his work is often in "remote" area (i.e.Abington) & his destination is also in a somewhat "remote" area (Hanson), he's annoyed that after he requests an Uber ride MANY TIMES the driver will call him & ask where his destination is! If they don't like what they hear, they cancel the trip. That's just not right. I hate to sound all goody-goody, but we're in the business of getting people to or from their destinations. Drivers shouldn't be calling potential passengers to see if the trip is "worth it". End of rant.
Hi I've been driving uber for 2 years. I started out as an SUV driver now I drive Uberx. These new rates are directly affecting us and costing us more when we've already invested enough.
On the forums you hear most uber drivers are stupid and dumb, and would work against us in a strike. I was there when uber backed down to NYC SUV drivers. We only need a few good men. A few of us can make a huge difference.
If you're focused on failure you will fail, but as of now I am committed to striking against uber on a specified date and if you want to help organizing with me write me a message.
First a little intro:
I've been a full time Lyft/Uber driver for 9 months in Phoenix Arizona. In that time, I've completed over 3300 rides, over 300 cancellations, and averaged anywhere from $15-$25 an hour each week. I've also gone through two rate cuts on Uber, as well as an incentive cut on Lyft. Over time, I've developed ways to fight back against Uber's cuts and lies, and would like to share my techniques with you. I realize that many of you are already doing some of these things, however, I would like to share these in a cohesive and systematic way, so that we can work together to fight back and stand up to Uber's lies and tyranny.
The most obvious way to fight back is not to drive for Uber at all. I know that many of you have either started to focus on Lyft more, or perhaps other platforms, or have quit entirely. Some of you only drive during surges. These are effective methods for an individual, however, we all know that Uber still banks on a steady stream...
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With its new time out policy of putting drivers on the naughty step for not accepting pings, Uber shows that it favors the stick approach with drivers instead of the carrot.
At the same time, Uber claims that we drivers are actually its customers. I wonder, if Uber went into the restaurant business, whether it would use the same approach. The customer, in theory, would have free choice of the items offered by the restaurant and could reject menu items that he /she did not want.
In reality though, the waiter would offer some dishes which would be more costly and less desirable. If the waiter cannot shift these less desirable dishes it will mean lost revenue for the restaurant and lower efficiency. So he offers them to his customers. If they refuse them, he says, "You have refused two of the dishes I have offered. I take this to mean that you are not hungry. You will now be removed from the restaurant and denied reentry for 30 minutes. At the end of that time, if you change your...
I picked up a female rider this morning in the wee hours. Firstly she had placed the pin on the other side of the neighborhood from where she actually was. When she called I could hear her slurring through the phone as she tried to clarify her location. I finally located her and got her into the car.
When I verified the destination address she had put into the app (which was obviously a residence) she said she had changed her mind and gave me the address of a strip club she had left her car at instead. Since it was 4 in the morning, I was pretty sure the place was not open. I inquired if she was meeting someone there and she said she was going to get her car and drive home (around 15 miles from the club).
I spent pretty much the entire ride trying to convince her that this was a terrible idea. I mentioned the possibility of DUI, hurting herself or someone else and was quickly dismissed with a "oh I have been doing this for over 8 years. It will be fine."
It really bothered me...
Took UberPool to work today. Driver must not have noticed I had selected pool until a second request comes through. He asks me if i selected pool and I answered truthfully. He proceeded to pull the car over and told me to exit the vehicle since he doesnt 'do Uber Pool.'
Didn't want to get into a fight so i exited the vehicle, opened the Lyft app and got another ride to work.
Driver drove another mile down 2nd avenue then cancelled the ride. Once I got the email saying the ride was over i went into the app, gave 1* and explained my dissatisfaction. Uber responded in 3 minutes and cancelled the charge for that ride.
I can understand some drivers may not like pool, but kicking a pax out for using it is horsesh--.
Now that this post has grown and Been "featured/famous".....
There are multiple versions of the sign available to print, and the PSD Photoshop file listed if you browse the many pages of information and comedy!
Here is my signage with simplified wording and Uber appearance graphics.
Also see digital marketing tip sign
I just wanna say uber can cram it where the sun don't shine!!! Of all the times I've driven 566457miles to get someone to go two blocks and then driven 577256miles back. And all the times I've put up with asshats that try to turn off the trip from the back seat. And all the times I've been nice to complete assholes who think they are precious cargo and deserve champagne to be served them in my back seat, they send me a message to say I've been flagged for low ratings. ?!?!?!? Of a 4.6 ?!?!?!? because stupid jerks have their feelings hurt when I don't submit to their whims and climb in the back seat and let them have their way with me?!?!!? Or I don't allow them to con me and insist on putting the destination in the GPS so they can't con me?!?!? Uber can go get screwed.
At about 1:30 this morning my daughter left the house through her window and got in to an Uber that was paid for by an older male Uber account holder. She did not exit the home from the garage or front door. She was obviously not the male account holder and does not look to be an adult. I have tried the help desk but of course, Uber wants no part of this conversation. I am fearful older men (and nowadways women) can so easily use this service and seemingly get away with "kidnapping". What can I do?
And so it begins.
Clearly Tesla's QA dept. isn't up to the challenge of insuring the safety of driverless vehicles. Why would it not occur to someone at Tesla that scanning the roadway over 3 feet off the ground would be a vital safety requirement?
THe first death in a series to come. I'd expect a recall soon. and I'm sticking to my guns on the advent of truly autonomous vehicles being about 40 years out.
Fear not drivers they will need us for quite sometime to come.
Uber Denies Ride to Woman in Labor
So much of the story is so sensationalized. Who has a $13 cancellation fee? Oh - I guess New York did before the rate cuts. Who loses $1000 per day if they can't drive?
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An Uber driver left a woman in labor stranded on the sidewalk. Her baby is okay, but the family is fuming at how the company acted.
The baby was early, but the first time parents were ready. They summoned the birthing coach, grabbed the overnight bag, and stepped out the door of their New York apartment for a three mile ride to the delivery room. The Uber arrived, but then came the hitch.
Instead of taking David Lee and his wife to the hospital, the Uber driver balked because the expectant mother retched on the sidewalk. He informed them he would lose $1,000 a day if Lee’s wife became sick in the car and, what’s more, told...
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