BC Casino and Hotels on South end of MC

Steven Long

New Member
I started driving about a month ago now. I get a few pings for short rides during the week. Every once in awhile I get a traveler from the airport shuttle that services Midway and O'Hare and stops here in MC. On Friday and Saturday night I get pings while I have riders in my car already. I did notice that there are several Uber drivers during these peak times. Lot's of riders to and from Blue Chip Casino on the North end of town to the hotels on the South end of town.
It's kind of a double-edged sword. I know that Uber want's the passenger to be able to depend on a driver being available 24/7/365, but other than the fact that there's usually only 1 driver for a 10-15 mile radius during the week is a little bothersome. I take probably 70% of the pings, but at first I took all of them. They had me driving 15-20 minutes away to another town for a $3-$6 dollar fare. Totally not worth the effort. You know the passenger knows you just drove miles to pick you up to take you a couple miles, but they don't even tip! I have a tip box that I recently purchased off of Amazon. It's paid for itself already! I have signage on the back seats, and even have android/ios charging cables available to back seat passengers.
It seems the best tippers are blue collar workers with a little alcohol in them. I really wish Uber would install a tipping method within the app. Wait staff make a 15% minimum on delivering you your food. Shouldn't delivering a human being unscathed be worth at least a buck?
I use a Buick Lucerne (6 cyl) that's loaded/leather. I keep it clean in/out and smells fresh, and still have to all but beg for tips, I don't get it. Anyone got any suggestions??
 

Rjl

Member
These passengers are the cheapest of the cheap that's why they use Uber if they weren't cheap they would use a taxi and tip the driver don't forget Uber keeps telling them don't tip your driver It is not required
 

Uber Scammer

New Member
I honestly am ok with people not tipping as long as they are waiting for me, and enter the back seat promptly. When I have to wait or deal with crappy people, then a tip is a nice way of them "apologizing" for being an ass. And honestly, I'd rather them not offer tipping through the app because you know Uber would just take 25% of that as well. And how would we ever know different. The people I can't stand are the ones who use UberPOOL to save a couple bucks and get mad at picking someone else up.
 

Tom Harding

Well-Known Member
I started driving about a month ago now. I get a few pings for short rides during the week. Every once in awhile I get a traveler from the airport shuttle that services Midway and O'Hare and stops here in MC. On Friday and Saturday night I get pings while I have riders in my car already. I did notice that there are several Uber drivers during these peak times. Lot's of riders to and from Blue Chip Casino on the North end of town to the hotels on the South end of town.
It's kind of a double-edged sword. I know that Uber want's the passenger to be able to depend on a driver being available 24/7/365, but other than the fact that there's usually only 1 driver for a 10-15 mile radius during the week is a little bothersome. I take probably 70% of the pings, but at first I took all of them. They had me driving 15-20 minutes away to another town for a $3-$6 dollar fare. Totally not worth the effort. You know the passenger knows you just drove miles to pick you up to take you a couple miles, but they don't even tip! I have a tip box that I recently purchased off of Amazon. It's paid for itself already! I have signage on the back seats, and even have android/ios charging cables available to back seat passengers.
It seems the best tippers are blue collar workers with a little alcohol in them. I really wish Uber would install a tipping method within the app. Wait staff make a 15% minimum on delivering you your food. Shouldn't delivering a human being unscathed be worth at least a buck?
I use a Buick Lucerne (6 cyl) that's loaded/leather. I keep it clean in/out and smells fresh, and still have to all but beg for tips, I don't get it. Anyone got any suggestions??
GET LICENSED IN CHICAGO AND DRIVE THERE. THE TRIP OF 50 MILES IS A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. YOUR BUICK MIGHT QUALIFY FOR UBER SELECT. I LIVE IN HOBART, IN, 19 MILES FROM YOU AND 18 MILES FROM HORSESHOE CASINO.
LIKE THE SAYING GOES "GET OUT OF DODGE". MC IS SLOW AND VALPO IS A BUNCH OF DRUNK KIDS GOING SHORT DISTANCES. DECENT TRIPS ARE IN MUNSTER, OUT OF MIDWAY, AND THE SURROUNDING AREA OF CHICAGO.
YOU HAVE LYFT AND UBER IN NW INDIANA. TOO MAANY DRIVERS, TOO FEW PASSENGERS.
A FELLOW I KNOW LIVES IN CEDAR LAKE, IN AND DRIVES TO CHICAGO AND DOES REASONABLY WELL. AND MOST RIDERS IN NW INDIANA ARE CHEAP, UNLESS THEY ARE NOT FROM INDIANA.
 
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