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Pax Collector

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The only time I hauled something was a TV on Superbowl Sunday ... pax upgraded to Lux and gave me $100 tip in advance ... I felt sorry for him because the previous 5 XL/SUV canceled on him. It was a nice long 20 mile ride on Lux (plus I had the crisp Ben) ... got to his house and helped him carry in the TV ... he gave me 5x$20 tip. *so unless someone is stepping up like this pax, no way Jose.
We can all make certain exceptions for generous tips.

This is the first time I'm hearing of this lol
 

Karen Stein

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Gee, what an entitled snowflake mentality. Let's see how clever we can be in finding reasons to refuse business. Let's all assume we're Caesar, and its our business to make decisions for others.

The entrepreneur would see an opportunity to make money. Extra work = extra money. Everyone leaves with a smile - much preferred to the frown born from an argument.
 

Yam Digger

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Did he tip though? Did you split the fare?
No and no.
The only time I hauled something was a TV on Superbowl Sunday ... pax upgraded to Lux and gave me $100 tip in advance ... I felt sorry for him because the previous 5 XL/SUV canceled on him. It was a nice long 20 mile ride on Lux (plus I had the crisp Ben) ... got to his house and helped him carry in the TV ... he gave me 5x$20 tip. *so unless someone is stepping up like this pax, no way Jose.
We can all make certain exceptions for generous tips.
A generous tip will always help to make me reconsider.

Last New Year’s Eve, I got a ping from someone who actually just wanted me to help them jump start his BMW. I said sure I can do that…for $50; And you pay me first.
 

TTProssess

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I'll be damned if I'm putting a used mattress in my car. Wonder where they went when Goodwill rejected the matress..
 

hulksmash

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The only time I hauled something was a TV on Superbowl Sunday ... pax upgraded to Lux and gave me $100 tip in advance ... I felt sorry for him because the previous 5 XL/SUV canceled on him. It was a nice long 20 mile ride on Lux (plus I had the crisp Ben) ... got to his house and helped him carry in the TV ... he gave me 5x$20 tip. *so unless someone is stepping up like this pax, no way Jose.
For a 20 mile ride I doubt any UberSUV or Lyft Black XL would easily cancel, especially if a tip was offered. Those types of rides are hard to come by. Pretty sure they would’ve happily done it with even a smaller tip. I would even do it on regular XL with a hundred tip
 

FLKeys

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I'll be damned if I'm putting a used mattress in my car. Wonder where they went when Goodwill rejected the matress..
To the nearest ally and dump it so it becomes someone else problem. I see a whole lot of mattresses dumped in all kinds of places.
 

hulksmash

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Gee, what an entitled snowflake mentality. Let's see how clever we can be in finding reasons to refuse business. Let's all assume we're Caesar, and its our business to make decisions for others.

The entrepreneur would see an opportunity to make money. Extra work = extra money. Everyone leaves with a smile - much preferred to the frown born from an argument.
You’re assuming all those pax would value our time and compensate us appropriately. If you get a pax with cargo who is to cheap to upgrade to even regular XL to carry his crap, then he’s probably too cheap to tip. You can order SUV and have it still be cheaper and more convenient than a Uhaul truck
 

Ziggy

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For a 20 mile ride I doubt any UberSUV or Lyft Black XL would easily cancel, especially if a tip was offered. Those types of rides are hard to come by. Pretty sure they would’ve happily done it with even a smaller tip. I would even do it on regular XL with a hundred tip
He only ordered XL ... I talked him into upgrading to LUXSUV ... as I wasn't going to haul his TV for XL rates.

We can all make certain exceptions for generous tips.
I never take pax with kids that require car seats unless their kid rides in a car seat - no exceptions (against TX law, against TOS). However, if the pax doesn't want to take his car seat to the airport, for a nice tip and/or full return fare (I'll take his car seat back to his house and leave it in his garage or with a neighbor). *so far, I've provided this service several times for pax ... it saved the pax from missing their flight and I got another paid trip & tip.
 

MyJessicaLS430

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This happened during December before Christmas;

Then she motions to a young man standing about 50 feet away, who begins walking towards me carrying a large wrapped Christmas tree. I drive a Toyota Corolla LE.

WTH.......:eek::eek:
I feel your pain. Mine happened on boxing day last year. The lady gave me the gate code and direction to her apartment. Awaiting for me was only 2 large pieces of luggage and a storage box. One minute before the cancel button showed up, I saw her.

I rolled down the window and before I had the chance of saying anything she said "Please don't cancel. I have already paid 3 cancellation fees". The only reason why I did not drive away immediately is because of her physical disability. However...

There were abundant traces of muds on her walker and sandals. I never want any of them to ruin my car cabin or trunk. This is when she was irritated. My car is a Lexus LS, not to brag, but why would she expect to be picked up by a luxurious full-size sedan and fit in all her "personal belongings" with only X fare? Receiving the paltry $3.75 is definitely not worth all her condemns and hassles of loading and unloading. Not to mention the sores of my arms that did not subside until a few days later!:mad:


Lol. No words required?
I like your profile picture! This is exactly how I feel with the miracle $1 tip when only 1 out of 10 passengers tip these days (the actual ratio could have been 1/20, 1/30.... just don't want to be too pessimistic on the road).
 

mark_mark

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A few months ago I got a ping to do a pick-up at NAPA Auto Parts. Pull into the parking lot and a NAPA employee is standing there with a box. Figured I was taking him home or something. He sets the box in my seat and says thanks the guy is waiting for me. Almost cancelled but hey it was a slow day. Took the part 14 miles and got a decent tip. Added bonus it put into a more productive area for the rest of the day. I guess for me I have no hard set rule. If it is not an over the top request I'll do it.
I had a ping, pull up to a guy with a set of keys... “ Can you bring to my wife at home” YEP! gave that key front door knock service too! and the set of keys tiped me with a HOTT wife in a skimmpy night THINGGY! Wish that ended in a porn fantasy
 

Lissetti

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I feel your pain. Mine happened on boxing day last year. The lady gave me the gate code and direction to her apartment. Awaiting for me was only 2 large pieces of luggage and a storage box. One minute before the cancel button showed up, I saw her.

I rolled down the window and before I had the chance of saying anything she said "Please don't cancel. I have already paid 3 cancellation fees". The only reason why I did not drive away immediately is because of her physical disability. However...

There were abundant traces of muds on her walker and sandals. I never want any of them to ruin my car cabin or trunk. This is when she was irritated. My car is a Lexus LS, not to brag, but why would she expect to be picked up by a luxurious full-size sedan and fit in all her "personal belongings" with only X fare? Receiving the paltry $3.75 is definitely not worth all her condemns and hassles of loading and unloading. Not to mention the sores of my arms that did not subside until a few days later!:mad:



I like your profile picture! This is exactly how I feel with the miracle $1 tip when only 1 out of 10 passengers tip these days (the actual ratio could have been 1/20, 1/30.... just don't want to be too pessimistic on the road).
It's unfortunate about her being disabled. The pax who gave notice and have to move fast, the people who need to finish their college dorms with IKEA furniture, and getting a Christmas tree home.

The fact is, these people who don't have cars have been finding alternate methods of getting stuff moved long before Uber existed. We've all had to move before. I'm sure all of us have memories of strapping our belongings to our own vehicle or calling/begging a friend with a pick up truck to help. We didn't have the entitled thinking of today's pax who think nothing of risking damage to a independent contractors private vehicle.

It is not our responsibility as drivers to risk damage to our cars, risk traffic violations, risk the safety of other motorists on the road, and even possibly risk the pax themselves getting injured while loading/ unloading heavy cargo from our vehicles.

This happened in Seattle.

https://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Men-sentenced-under-Maria-s-Law-1225950.php

He wasn't an Ant, but these are the risks the drivers take when performing these duties, because most likely securing the load will be done hastily and with whatever rope/ twine is on hand, so the driver can hurry up and get done with this pax and get onto the next request.
 

crowuber

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You’re assuming all those pax would value our time and compensate us appropriately. If you get a pax with cargo who is to cheap to upgrade to even regular XL to carry his crap, then he’s probably too cheap to tip. You can order SUV and have it still be cheaper and more convenient than a Uhaul truck
I know! lol, "Extra opportunity" You mean hauling a huge tv, possibly scratching your car for 3.00$ or less sometimes!!! I'll leave him with that opportunity, he can have it all day
 
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