Background check and Pool

mkxr

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One of the appealing things about Uber for paxes is its vetting process of drivers with a proper background check. Passengers however do not go through that process. If pax selects uberx, that's not an issue, but with Pool they can end up in the car with someone who might have questionable motives. Is it only me, or is this only a matter of time before this becomes an issue? I've already heard stories from one of my pax (young lady) who took a Pool home one evening, and the other passengers were intoxicated and hitting on her almost the whole ride home.
Seems to me like a problem waiting to surface.
 

75drive

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One of the appealing things about Uber for paxes is its vetting process of drivers with a proper background check. Passengers however do not go through that process. If pax selects uberx, that's not an issue, but with Pool they can end up in the car with someone who might have questionable motives. Is it only me, or is this only a matter of time before this becomes an issue? I've already heard stories from one of my pax (young lady) who took a Pool home one evening, and the other passengers were intoxicated and hitting on her almost the whole ride home.
Seems to me like a problem waiting to surface.
I had a guy hitting on a girl one night she rebuffed his advances politely and he continued at which point I intervened. I told him he was acting inappropriately and that if he continued he'd be walking and that was the end of it.
 

75drive

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Sadly, pool is here for a long time. Have you seen the latest advertising at some bus stops in Chicago?? : Pool as low as $2,25 !!!!:eek:
It's cheaper or as cheap as the bus plus they seem to be some of the demanding passengers! This prick texts me last night "are you coming to 3119 N xyz St." I replied yeah if that's the address you entered! I pick the prick up and he proceeds to give me directions! I cut him off and said I'm not new and I'm aware of how to get there! He didn't say another word!
 

WestSubDriver

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We know Uber is pushing it, but does anyone think the novelty of Pool has worn off for alot of pax? Perhaps their eyes have been opened to the experience as much as ours.

I experienced a large increase in Pool activity in late May to mid June, but since then it has settled back to where only about 20% of the requests that come in are Pool. I do alot of suburban driving which might have something to do with it but I am in the city fairly often as well.
 

Uberana

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We know Uber is pushing it, but does anyone think the novelty of Pool has worn off for alot of pax? Perhaps their eyes have been opened to the experience as much as ours.

I experienced a large increase in Pool activity in late May to mid June, but since then it has settled back to where only about 20% of the requests that come in are Pool. I do alot of suburban driving which might have something to do with it but I am in the city fairly often as well.
A little while back, uber fixed the rider app so that pool is not the first option when requesting a ride. The rider has to actually choose pool now. This wasn't the case before and many people were requesting pool by mistake. I think this one of the reasons for the decrease in pool requests.
 

80sDude

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Yeah 75 I get that a lot to ( usually as soon as they get in).. I ask every one of them this question " Have you had a lot of drivers clueless as to where they are going" 80% Say yup. Drivers are have no idea
 

SMH Uber

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A little while back, uber fixed the rider app so that pool is not the first option when requesting a ride. The rider has to actually choose pool now. This wasn't the case before and many people were requesting pool by mistake. I think this one of the reasons for the decrease in pool requests.
I think it is back. It may depend on the time of day and your area too. When I go to the rider app sometimes pool is the default option, especially if you only need 1 seat and you are going a long way.
 

Pardalian

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One of the appealing things about Uber for paxes is its vetting process of drivers with a proper background check.
Are you F%&#ing kidding me? Uber runs a proper background check? the background check UBER and LYFT are doing is weaker than a credit check.
Chekr the company that is doing the background checks for them is worthless
 

pizza guy

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Uber has a system to address this. It's the rider ratings. Unfortunately the city of Chicago has negated this system.
 

Ubermchenry

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My real job is in the city so i know it good but i believe the drivers dont know the grid system in the city do to the boost only being in the city all the Suburban drivers have to come there to get any kind of guarantee so I believe Uber made their own demon I talked to one guy it will not drive on Lower Wacker because he loses GPS
 

pizza guy

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My real job is in the city so i know it good but i believe the drivers dont know the grid system in the city do to the boost only being in the city all the Suburban drivers have to come there to get any kind of guarantee so I believe Uber made their own demon I talked to one guy it will not drive on Lower Wacker because he loses GPS
You're totally right. That's why as a suburban driver I only work certain areas of the city that I have taken the time to learn.
 

mkxr

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Are you F%&#ing kidding me? Uber runs a proper background check? the background check UBER and LYFT are doing is weaker than a credit check.
Chekr the company that is doing the background checks for them is worthless
Whether the bg check is truly proper or not, there still is one, and pax are told that they're getting in the car with someone who was vetted, but they don't specifically say that this only means the driver, and not other pax
 

Pardalian

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Whether the bg check is truly proper or not, there still is one, and pax are told that they're getting in the car with someone who was vetted, but they don't specifically say that this only means the driver, and not other pax[/"Pax
"Pax" is a customer that is using a service, nowhere in the world, in order to use transportation service you are required to provide your background check except if you are on the "No fly list".
 
I had a guy hitting on a girl one night she rebuffed his advances politely and he continued at which point I intervened. I told him he was acting inappropriately and that if he continued he'd be walking and that was the end of it.
Imagine this same situation with a female drive . It might not have went over so smoothly
 
My real job is in the city so i know it good but i believe the drivers dont know the grid system in the city do to the boost only being in the city all the Suburban drivers have to come there to get any kind of guarantee so I believe Uber made their own demon I talked to one guy it will not drive on Lower Wacker because he loses GPS
I went downtown everynight for almost a week at 2-4 am and just drove around Lower wacker to learn my way around . In the beginning I tried to avoid it but I cant accept defeat . lol
 

75drive

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Imagine this same situation with a female drive . It might not have went over so smoothly
There's a lot of variables. I've been lucky! It's hard to say it would've gone different for a woman. Everyone has a different style of dealing with passengers. Ultimately you have to let the passenger know you're in control and make it believable! Regardless of gender.
 
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