Uber never counted my pool ridesIt's not the cheap passengers. You disrespect yourself by picking up pool. Uber gets a bigger cut from the chain of your pool rides that you give while counting everything for you as 1 trip. UBER ON.
The funny thing is I see people on this forum talking about "ghetto people" and "bad areas" but its the well dressed corporate types that give drivers the most trouble...they are VERY entitledDisclaimer.. long post, tried to summarize.
I had a crazy one on pool that I kicked out of my car. Caucasian girl corporate like type from Greenwich area going to the UWS. After I refused to yield to her request that we ignore a ping that was gonna put us in some traffic she started getting crazy. Picked up my 2nd rider, whom I had difficulty trying to explain to him to cross the street to get us on the SW corner of the street. On entering the car, the girl asked him "don't you understand where south west is? Like how stupid can some people be?"... I told her to be respectful of other passengers and not adress them that way! Then she turned her anger on me! I told her to either be respectful or we end the ride there since she was making my driving difficult with all her noises! Earlier on the ride after seeing my name on my Tlc license she had asked where I was from, told her and she was like oh nice! Blah blah blah. Pretending to be nice.. Now that she was mad that I told her I would stop the car and end her rid, she said to me "Let me out here! But rest assured that I'll make your life a living hell and ship you back to Africa where you came from!" Told my other passager btw he was Indian that he smelled of curry and garlic. I ended her ride and moved on! I wrote Uber to report her.... but still I got fined $250 fine by TLC for refusal of service by kicking her out. Yes.. she reported to Tlc that I kicked her out.. I never got an option to tell them what happened. My options were plead guilty and pay fine or appear in court to challenge the charges. Realized I was gonna waste my valuable time and might not win since I didn't have video or audio recordings to back me up. I forgot to ask the other passenger for his contacts in case I needed a witness. I opted to plead guilty and pay up instead of going to a hearing which we know it's quite hard to win! Two weeks later I narrated this story to a guy I was driving. You know these riders that come into your car with some great positive vibes! A really nice guy.. asked my experience driving Uber.. my good and bad.. told him about this incident and on dropping him he gave me a cash tip of $300.
Now I always call 911 if there is a problem, and record everything, only police can get them out of your car. Trust me Tlc doesn't have your back even if the passenger is messing or even attacking you. Only a police report will help you.