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    Booking hour long trip OK? To St Catharines and back

    Are you kidding me? So I pay $280, and Uber drivers only get about $75 gross? Surely the time component matters a bit too? But if Uber is taking that much.. it makes zero sense to do it through the app. But anyways, thanks everyone, I'm sure I can get a ride sorted with a better outcome for me...
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    Booking hour long trip OK? To St Catharines and back

    I'm from Australia and I need to get to St Catharines from the Pearson Intl Airport, and get back within the same evening. Now, that's a long drive, about an hour and Uber is quoting about $140 CAD one way. I'm prepared to pay this, and I'd rather not drive on the other side of the road with...
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    Uber Secretly Overcharging Riders By 52% - evidence!

    The same trip should not be 52% higher when there is no surge pricing. That is over-charging. If I had entered a fake destination address, and then changed the destination using the app, I would have gotten the calculated fare; of ~$21.42 instead of $32.58. I was talking to the driver the...
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    Uber Secretly Overcharging Riders By 52% - evidence!

    I have finally found evidence that Uber is secretly overcharging riders by up to 50%, after introducing upfront fares. ^ Click on image above to view spreadsheet. Last night, I took two sets of identical trips, only in different directions. (A to B, B to A, C to D, D to C). I investigated all...
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    Thoughts From A Former Uber Employee

    FTE. Won't give more identifying details due to anonymity. I haven't followed for a while, but turnover was absolutely crazy. The flip side is getting promoted became easier, but it's a cutthroat environment and not the best place to develop your career. I feel bad for people who think their...
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    Thoughts From A Former Uber Employee

    I'm not sure how many UPers are still active or remember me, but yes, I worked for Uber as an employee. No, I was not paid to post here, and all views were my own and did not reflect views of my employer. No, Uber did not treat employees well. * Work life balance is not really a thing at...
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    What's the trick?

    Greedy lawyers looking to extract profit over a triviality in a completely trivial fee. It's absurd that the legal climate encourages this behavior :(
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    What if we get a sticker that says TIP NOT INCLUDED?

    Nope, Uber won't deactivate you. CSRs cannot deactive drivers, only dops can. They won't deactivate for a polite sticker.
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    What if we get a sticker that says TIP NOT INCLUDED?

    Not a bad idea.
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    Local Competitor to Uber

    You can't sit around for 5 hours and getting 1 ping lol.
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    Am I allowed to sell products to passengers?

    I do. Bosses usually tell you when to start working and when not to. :) Also I don't work for Uber. I understand that in some cities, the earnings from Uber may not be great. I can't speak for QLD but I think it's pretty good in my city; if you're losing money with a vehicle after depreciation...
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    Am I allowed to sell products to passengers?

    You can always choose to not drive for Uber if you're not happy with it. Plenty of people love Uber's flexibility and use it to make extra cash without a boss.
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    My Car, My Rules

    Please do send in reports when riders behave inappropriately or attempt unwanted physical contact. These are noted on a rider's record, and riders do get deactivated for this. I'm sorry for your experiences!
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    Am I allowed to sell products to passengers?

    Probably. Your ratings may suffer.
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    Local Competitor to Uber

    I'm confident you will make a lot more money and get a lot more requests working for Uber.
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