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  1. Jose_A

    Adios uber! Finally got a real job

    These past few weeks, I've been feeling pretty f***ing hopeless. I graduated from a prestigeous school in May and largely to my fault, I didn't have a job lined up. Since I commissioned in the National Guard, I kinda figured I'd be at BOLC by October anyway. Turns out they pushed my date to...
  2. Jose_A

    Joke's on them

    So I'm waiting in Clarenfon for quite some time, and I finally got a ping. These idiots try to shove in 8 with cops standing right there. I tell them I can take 6 max, and they eventually agree to order a second uber after some arguing. They couldn't decide where to go, and one guy suggested a...
  3. Jose_A

    Even more uber bulls***

    So uber just sent an email to the XL drivers saying that those who drive both X and XL make 35% more. That's a bulls**t lie. The email fortunately had an option where you could still take XL only pings, and I sure as hell opted into it. After December 4th, you can't opt out of X pings anymore...
  4. Jose_A

    Oh no you didn't. Oh yes I did

    Per my usual routine, I went online Friday night and started heading to George Mason. For the first hour and a half, I got a few trips around Fairfax until things kinda went dead. I waited seemingly forever until a little after 10, I get a ping from a dorm I've made a lot of pickups at. I...
  5. Jose_A

    Pax shows up after cancellation

    So tonight I get my first ping at PJ Skidoos (the only bar in FFX county that's comparable to something in DC), and the girl calls me telling me she'll be out in 5 mins. I say okay, wait 5 mins, and cancel. I hang around the area, and she comes out more like 10 mins later. I make up a fib and...
  6. Jose_A

    When canceling and collecting the fee...

    Every time, regardless of the reason, always always always hit rider no show if you're trying to get that fee. Per my story I told about the @@@@@es I cancelled on for trying to clown car, I cancelled on them, and it had been more than 5 mins. I clicked the too many pax option, and the trip...
  7. Jose_A

    Just got a 4.2 one day rating

    Yep, you saw that correctly. Got a 4.2 daily rating, and for whatever reason, I just don't give a damn anymore. The night started off good, making $55 after uber's cut on a rider from Mason to Adams Morgan. I got another fare about a minute after that. Both groups were good. Then I waited for a...
  8. Jose_A

    About the aux cord

    So I discovered a little trick to deal with the whole aux cord dilemma. Uber's rating system basically puts the rider in a catch-22 situation. On one hand, the pax wants you to do something illegal and/or unsafe that can get you a ticket or accident, but because the pax is always right according...
  9. Jose_A

    DMV college students

    So throughout my time with uber, I've had the privilege (and misprivilege) of picking up college students. Granted, I just graduated college in May, so I already have an advantage driving them. In my experience, the kids from AU are the best behaved, followed by Georgetown, then a tie between...
  10. Jose_A

    More rate cuts?

    So on the DC uber drivers Facebook page, there's been talk about more rate cuts coming today. I haven't been able to find any actual statements from uber about this, but I'm royally freaked out right now. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I honestly don't see any reason at all for cutting rates...
  11. Jose_A

    Never ever pick up more than your car can take

    Hello fellow drivers. Just feel like I need to vent here. Just had a ping, and the pax kept me waiting just about 5 mins. B/c XL pings are often far and few between, I rarely cancel immediately after 5 mins (and I only get $3.20 post commission), but this group of s***ty pax still shows up. They...
  12. Jose_A

    Changing back to XL only

    So this is partly my fault. My insurance card I had in my car expired on 03SEP, and uber had sent me a warning text telling me to update my insurance card. Being the soup sandwich I can be sometimes, I kinda let it slip but quickly changed it after uber said my account is suspended until I...
  13. Jose_A

    Insurance update question

    I just updated my insurance for the car I use for uber. Because I'm now paying for my own policy, my name is not on the minivan's policy, only my dad's (his name is on all the cars). I still have insurance but just liability for my own car. Will just my dad's name on the minivan's policy be good...
  14. Jose_A

    Is this only my imagination?

    Yep, on a Friday night...
  15. Jose_A

    Youngsters like me?

    A bunch of uber pax tell me that I'm the youngest uber driver they've ever had. I'm only 22. Any other recent college grads or student uber/lyft drivers in the DMV?
  16. Jose_A

    DC Driver

    I just started driving for Uber last week. I work on Capitol Hill as an intern for my day job and drive for UberX and UberXL on evenings, weekends, and days off. My mom has been kind enough to let me use her minivan that has leather seats and all the bells and whistles of a luxury car (my car is...
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