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Don't be shy asking for a tip!

jameshetfield

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Three days getting my feet wet with Uber, a request comes in from a DePaul student around Lincoln Park. She arrives. My reaction is, "Whoa?" It's not her, it's the 40" flat screen television she wants to return to Best Buy on North & Sheffield Commons. And, her friends wants to tag along. Lovely!! Luckily everything fit but a tip would have been nice just for shoving that thing in my backseat. If you find yourself in that situation, make the best of it! Please share your story of getting the best bang for your buck. Cheers.
 

Wil_Iam_Fuber'd

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Three days getting my feet wet with Uber, a request comes in from a DePaul student around Lincoln Park. She arrives. My reaction is, "Whoa?" It's not her, it's the 40" flat screen television she wants to return to Best Buy on North & Sheffield Commons. And, her friends wants to tag along. Lovely!! Luckily everything fit but a tip would have been nice just for shoving that thing in my backseat. If you find yourself in that situation, make the best of it! Please share your story of getting the best bang for your buck. Cheers.
JS, experience suggests you may consider passing on these type requests. Instead, politely tell them to cxl and request an XL, not a topic you even need debate with them. Crammin sh%t in your car is much more likely to cause YOU damage. Plus it reinforces cheap Pin @ssholish behavior. They know about XL and should have ordered said, instead they are choosing to cheapo out. In that area you would get another ping in a minute or two anyway. Let the XL'rs earn their fares and enforce Pins requesting the service level appropriate for their needs. Don't buy into the "I'm just a silly college girl" giggling schtik. They know exactly what they are doing...chisleing you and then stuffing an $11 Epic Burger into their maws (With the cash they are getting by returning the flat screen their daddy sent them and xchanging it for a smaller one). I come in peace!
 

Wil_Iam_Fuber'd

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And have you been properly "Welcomed" to the forum by any Notable Members? In their stead I dare say "Welcome to UPN". The digital land of GUberWurld. We come in peace, mostly. Unless you are an UD Troll or a GNUBer Recruiter. Each receive harsh treatment here. But most of them are getting GUber stock options so they must be OK with this. Lord knows they keep coming back...
 
JS, experience suggests you may consider passing on these type requests. Instead, politely tell them to cxl and request an XL, not a topic you even need debate with them. Crammin sh%t in your car is much more likely to cause YOU damage. Plus it reinforces cheap Pin @ssholish behavior. They know about XL and should have ordered said, instead they are choosing to cheapo out. In that area you would get another ping in a minute or two anyway. Let the XL'rs earn their fares and enforce Pins requesting the service level appropriate for their needs. Don't buy into the "I'm just a silly college girl" giggling schtik. They know exactly what they are doing...chisleing you and then stuffing an $11 Epic Burger into their maws (With the cash they are getting by returning the flat screen their daddy sent them and xchanging it for a smaller one). I come in peace!
I drive XL but my minivan has a short wheelbase and the seats don't really fold that much. I had a simpering little coed yesterday who had furniture that she was probably taking for a 5 block ride. I told her to call for a bigger XL and cancelled out. It actually felt pretty good since I also had a cancellation where the guy was looking dead at me while he decided to take a walk with a hottie he had just met in front of me.
 

Wil_Iam_Fuber'd

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I drive XL but my minivan has a short wheelbase and the seats don't really fold that much. I had a simpering little coed yesterday who had furniture that she was probably taking for a 5 block ride. I told her to call for a bigger XL and cancelled out. It actually felt pretty good since I also had a cancellation where the guy was looking dead at me while he decided to take a walk with a hottie he had just met in front of me.
Come on, you mean you are not a Piano/Furniture moving service? You don't carry a forklift on-board or a winch & hoist? Are you serious...she was expecting to load f&^kin furniture in your ride? WTH is wrong with these gdmn peeps. Did their mothers actually raise them to be this stupid, or are they learning it at University now? I mean a small box or two, a couple of suitcases sure. But Actual Furniture? Next you'll be getting calls to the hospital to transport their dearly departed to County because it's cheaper than the meat wagon. GUber Corpse...Zombies Love Us!

Where does it end, stop the madness for the love of hayzoos. But well done stiffing her lad. Someone has to train these silly twits. Thank you!
 

Scenicruiser

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I don't rely on pax generosity when they need my XL for more than passenger travel. You want all that ikea stuff loaded and transported $13 or $4 plus fare or whatever is reasonable. It's the pax that want extra service that will stiff you if you leave it up to them. Now I just spit out a price
 
Not every market has XL, we don't in New Hampshire. I tell them they will need to request a second Uber or I'll do two separate rides.
 

William1964

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I am closed on Labor Day I follow federal guidelines and closed on federal holidays.

My story about tipping is an elderly couple got to my car for a .4 mile trip the female threw up in the back seat the gentleman gave me 20 bux I am now asking over for $2,500 20 bucks hasn't even covered the baking soda vinegar brush and vacuum that I've been using for 3 days now.

Don't ask for tips you just don't know how wrong it is to do so
 

Wil_Iam_Fuber'd

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Hauling furniture is not ride sharing, it's furniture moving. If you want to haul furniture, negotiate a fee upfront and get paid before the ride begins. Your car....your rules.
Yes. And moving services in this city start @$25/hr per crew member and $200 day truck fee!
 
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