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  1. hostertully

    Have you picked up anyone famous?

    Rosso. I forget his first name. Radio presenter/comedian. I haven't seen him active these days. His wife ordered the Uber. They had a bag, so I went to help get it in my boot and as I did I looked up and saw Rosso. I recognised his face and said 'hey, you're...' and he finished my sentence...
  2. hostertully

    Rating on the dashboard look different

    You WERE a high quality partner..... until Uber decided to unilaterally and arbitrarily change the goalposts. Awesome stats btw. 4.92 rating on 1596 trips. I hope to score a ride with you someday when I'm using Uber.
  3. hostertully

    Does anyone know what the maximum cancel rate is?

    No I've not noticed any difference. Mind you I only do weekend nights.
  4. hostertully

    Does anyone know what the maximum cancel rate is?

    I suggest your imagination does not run so deep. I'll give you my example then. I drive once a week. Sat nights. I had 11 rides in my trip history for that night. 3 of those were cancelled. Of those cancellations, 1 was the rider cancelling, 1 was a rider no show cancel by me, and 1 was a...
  5. hostertully

    Does anyone know what the maximum cancel rate is?

    Cool, thanks for the link man. I wonder how Uber define 'high quality' when it comes to cancellation rates.... Especially as they count rider no show cancellations in the aggregate %. Uber must exist in a world where the following apply: 1. All PAX are aware of road rules in regards to no...
  6. hostertully

    Does anyone know what the maximum cancel rate is?

    It matters more to Uber than to us drivers. Its another opportunity to manipulate its drivers.
  7. hostertully

    Does anyone know what the maximum cancel rate is?

    Yeah, nah mate. I drive and ride with Uber. Drivers cancel on me, I just lift my finger about an inch, and ever so gently, touch the screen to request another one. Barely takes 5 seconds, and probably burnt less than 1 calorie doing so.
  8. hostertully

    Does anyone know what the maximum cancel rate is?

    What is the max cancel rate before Uber threatens us with deactivation? I can see my cancellation rate is 15% now with the new Ratings page format. What are your cancellation rates? is mine higher than normal? Gee Uber thanks for meddling around again with the app and showing us information...
  9. hostertully

    Here I go

    make sure to familiarise yourself with all of the tunnel around Sydney. You will need to learn where to exit as the GPS will abandon you in the tunnels. Key ones to familiarise yourself with IMO are Cross city tunnel Eastern Distributor They can be confusing as they have multiple exits. One...
  10. hostertully

    Sydney Drivers Log

    Avenig, I enjoyed reading your updates. All the best in your future plans.
  11. hostertully

    Uber driver finds wallet with $3K, goes great lengths to return it

    I had a girl I picked up from Northbridge along with her friends leave her Apple Watch in the back seat. Their destination was that bar/club that plays horrible music on Falcon St Crows Nest, or 'tha Crowie' as it was referred to. It was only until like the 4th ride afterwards that another...
  12. hostertully

    Uberpool

    http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/28/11799584/uber-uberpool-carpool-uberx-app I am not thrilled at the prospect of Uberpool, another great Uber initiative. I assume there is no way for drivers to opt out of it when it does launch here eventually..
  13. hostertully

    Who is the best pax ?

    A fellow uberx driver of course!
  14. hostertully

    Pax no need attitudes

    i wonder if gocar pax are better behaved, as it seems to be newer, and the idiots may not yet have subscribed to it en masse yet... Uber had great pax until it became common knowledge, and the great unwashed idiots joined... Just a theory..
  15. hostertully

    Canceled ride then get abuse

    make sure you guys adjust your voicemail so that your personal details are not given out in a prerecorded message, when ignoring calls!
  16. hostertully

    Beware! We will need to cough up $250.

    I got my second car inspected yesterday at Concord. I didn't book, just turned up later in the afternoon. Took about 15min total. Not a single cent charged. Ive been on Uber since July 2015. I sold the car that I used for Uber and have activated another one. The inspection didn't cost anything...
  17. hostertully

    What is the lowest pax rating you will accept?

    I would love to hear of your experience taking low rated riders. And if you do, can you ask the riders if they found it hard to secure a ride? So I can see a lot of you are also happy taking riders with ratings less than 4.6. I'm going to start relaxing the min rating down to say 4 in the...
  18. hostertully

    Riders setting illegal pick up and set down locations

    That makes me seethe with more passive aggressive rage.. I might take out my passive aggressive rage on the next few riders who just so much walk a little funny.
  19. hostertully

    Riders setting illegal pick up and set down locations

    So in non Uberspeak: "I appreciate that you brought this up to our attention" - We know of this issue already. "I suggest you notify your rider" - It's your problem you deal with it. "we're doing what we can" - This automated email with vague, non committal language is about as far as we'll...
  20. hostertully

    What is the lowest pax rating you will accept?

    I'm curious what you guys think. What is the lowest rider rating you'd accept? I started out sticking to a >4.6 rating policy, but find myself breaking this rule on quieter periods. And there seems to be more of those quiet periods these days, and more and more riders with ratings close to...
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