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  1. Aw Jeez

    strange encounter ends in a bad rating

    R3dRang3r said: Thing is, we just don't know who rates us badly. Uber deliberately delays notifying us of anything less than 5 stars. It's not *always* because the pax wait to rate us until their next ride; sometimes Uber simply withholds bad ratings so we don't go and retaliate. I thought...
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    strange encounter ends in a bad rating

    It wasn't that pax that gave you the 2*. They don't show up that fast. It was someone else.
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    Why The Animosity?

    No Prisoners wrote: Well...exactly. That's it in a nutshell, isn't it? Corporations must be sustainable and Uber might not be. But that's not really *our* problem - that's the problem for the shareholders. *WE* don't get to run the company or have any say in how it's run. We can like it or...
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    Why The Animosity?

    I'm not sure the Quiznos situation is directly comparable to us. We're not franchisees...we have no skin in the game other than our cars. Companies like to throw around terms like "partner." But we're not really partners. And Uber would not be the first company to go bankrupt...or, more...
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    Why The Animosity?

    Heh. Welcome to corporate America, BigRed. Workers have *no* power. Zero. Without union representation, workers are at the mercy of their employer. Thankfully agencies like OSHA and such have been created to give workers "some" level of health and welfare protection, but the awful truth is...
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    Why The Animosity?

    Look, it doesn't matter to me what Uber charges riders - not one bit. Why should it? I DON'T CARE. Here is the Bottom Line: All I care about is, "Can I make a profit doing this...thing?" Right now I can. End of story. All of you guys b!tching about oh, boo-hoo, what a terrible company Uber...
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    Why The Animosity?

    "Complaining about the complainers." I opened up this forum today and the first post I read was about some guy who wants to sabotage Uber and put it out of business. The next post I read was a guy who was pissed off because some woman didn't want to get out on the wrong side of the street...
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    Why The Animosity?

    It's a funny thing about the surge: We almost never see it here in my town. So we haven't gotten used to it. Whenever I do see an area surging, it's usually only temporary as frantic ants quickly swarm there - OR - it's too far to drive to make it worthwhile for me. But I guess drivers in...
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    Why The Animosity?

    I'm not sure which Forum category this belongs, but I'll put it here. It constantly amazes me to read on these pages the words of drivers who genuinely hold our passengers in contempt. It's like, some drivers feel that our pax are abusing us just by using our service! I struggle to...
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    Declining requests on my last run of the day

    True, you *can* cancel the queued ride...*IF*...you know it's there! A lot of times I'm either not paying close enough attention to the app and don't see the friggin' MOMENTARY notice that they've stuck another ride in the queue. Then I get a nice little surprise when I end the current trip...
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    Declining requests on my last run of the day

    Especially considering that Lyft won't even give you the option of accepting or declining a queued trip - it's just *there*, active when you drop your last passenger. Pisses me off but good!
  12. Aw Jeez

    Recent rash of Pax denying they ordered an Uber

    Had this happen just the other day: Accepted the trip request. Enroute, pax called and said he didn't request the trip. Sensing b.s. I said, "That's okay, just go ahead and cancel it." He was like uhhh - I knew he didn't want the cancellation fee for his stupidity. His screw up, not mine. So I...
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    Declining requests on my last run of the day

    On both platforms, simply hitting the "Go Offline" button will stop new trip requests.
  14. Aw Jeez

    Why Focus On Hourly Wage?

    Lately we see on the news a lot of drivers complaining that they make sub-minimum wage while driving for Uber/Lyft. Okay, so listen...if your hourly rate is that important to you, go get a job that pays by the hour! Then you'll KNOW that you'll receive X pay for Y number of hours. But that's...
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    Why Focus On Hourly Wage?

    rkozy sez: What? That's ALL people focus on - how much they're making per hour. If you haven't heard anybody focus on that metric, then you haven't been reading these forums very much.
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    Why Focus On Hourly Wage?

    Me and this other guy my age (63) used to be cab drivers. Most days, we would sit for HOURS in one of two taxi queues in town (our Navy Base and the airport). Some days we would consider ourselves lucky to make $30. If we actually made $90 we partied like it was 1999. But we always worked ALL...
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    Has Uber made you question your life or humanity?

    1776abe said: We don't know that. Some people believe that there is no afterlife, but that's a theory with no proof. In fact, with all of the anecdotal "ghost" stories and some very disturbing stories from children about their lives before they were born, I'd say that there's a chance that...
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    "Not Worth It" button on Uber

    I guess...if I accept a trip then it's on me - I'll go get it even if I think it's not worth it. Because you never know where it's going - might be a really good trip or it might just be a piddly little $5 run. But I've become *very* selective of which trips I accept. No more trips over nine...
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    My Airport Ride with a Pilot

    I know a lot of drivers feel that the pax should be "toes on the curb," ready for us when we arrive. In reality, that doesn't always happen - at least here in my town. People call for an Uber when they're "about" ready, and maybe there's one a lot closer than they expected. And so there's a...
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    My Airport Ride with a Pilot

    I am a pilot - not an airline pilot - but I've been a professional pilot all my life. So I know how pilots think. By nature and habit, pilots are EXTREMELY rule-conscious and procedure-oriented. They have to be. They have oodles of rule books that govern what they do. This sometimes...
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