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Email from Uber Pres of Ride sharing 2/9/17

Discussion in 'Notifications' started by Michael - Cleveland, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. circle1

    circle1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    That sounds good but Uber wants (it appears) to discourage "career" TNC contracting.

    Indeed, so far I've checked with three insurance agencies, and all of them have told me they can't locate any underwriters (for a business owner's policy). This line of work is too risky in the eyes of actuarians.
     
  2. circle1

    circle1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Exactly! Let us "pre-load" our rates. Pax can hit "accept" or, "see next driver."
     
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  3. circle1

    circle1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Would you be willing to quote the first 30 or-so words of the sentence or line item where that appears?
     
  4. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Interesting. I've had no problem securing inexpensive rideshare insurance here in OH -
    from UberPeople.net site sponsor BradSussmanInsuranceBradSussmanInsurance

    sure...

    4.1 Fare Calculation and Your Payment.
    ... In addition, the parties acknowledge and agree that as between you and Company, the Fare is a recommended amount, and the primary purpose of the pre-arranged Fare is to act as the default amount in the event you do not negotiate a different amount.
    Pretty amazing, eh?
     
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  5. Tom B.

    Tom B. Active Member

    Location:
    Houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Had 2 riders this past weekend that wanted to tip me through the app. Told them that is not an option because Uber won't put that option in for their customers. Face it, based on current rates, you can't make a living wage and you can't cover wear and tear on your vehicle. That's why Uber keeps hiring new drivers; that way they can get newer cars in place as the older vehicle owners don't make enough to keep them maintained properly. 1) Raise rates. 2) add a Tip Option to rider app. Oh wait! That would make the drivers happy, can't have that.
     
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  6. u-Boat

    u-Boat Active Member

    Location:
    West of the Atlantic, East of the Pacific
    Driving:
    UberXL
    WRONG Jeff Jones. Drivers don't care about "staying busy". Drivers want FAIR per mile, per minute and minimum rates on EVERY SINGLE TRIP. That's what is best for OUR bottom line. You only care about volume because that's what's best for YOUR bottom line.
     
  7. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bellaire
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Yup.
     
  8. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
  9. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bellaire
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    My whole thing is, if it bothers you that much, you will find a way to attend. Typing a comment on Facebook live takes all but 2 seconds and most people will be on their phone no matter what the situation is. I have seen people texting on their phones at funerals.

    and don't give me that "oh I have to uber and maybe with a rider". No, in fact, it would be awesome, if uber saw the surge across the u.s. when the q and a happens. It will show, drivers really care about telling this guy about the low rates.

    Even though that won't happen. I am sure if you cared about it, you complete a ride, sign on and say, "raise the rates" and accept your next ping. If you really cared, nothing will stop you.
     
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  10. UBERPEEP

    UBERPEEP Member

    Location:
    officer
    The same thing is happening here in Melbourne AUS. expensive to live and one of the lowest rates if not the lowest. Uber don't care about drivers,its all about the pax. Nothing more nothing less. The more pax using uber the better for uber.
     
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  11. SMOTY

    SMOTY Active Member

    Location:
    OC, California
    Driving:
    Lyft
    The part I think is real funny is the fact that they acknowledge earnings. But then he goes and mentions it as a complicated issue. Maybe the fact that they want to make it as cheap as possible for riders but ignore driver pay because at the end of it all they are still profiting on the backs of drivers, by keeping riders happy but even if base was 10 maybe and or at least 1.50-2.00$ I know drivers would not complain!
     
  12. circle1

    circle1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    W H A A A ? ! ? How in the F-WORD does that work in the real world???

    So, if ask Uber HOW that works, what's their answer gonna be? Yes, you did say that it wasn't true . . .

    [​IMG]
     
  13. circle1

    circle1 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    #RobbingPeterToPayPaul
     
  14. Lebowskii

    Lebowskii Active Member

    Location:
    Richmond Hill
    Bad in Toronto Canada too... I've stopped working all rush hour times and can't imagine how anyone still goes through hard traffic at .11cents a minute ... 2x surge=.22 cents a min after uber's 25% ridiculous with up front crap once got 18$ for 1hour and 30 min trip... Now only work late night middle of the night and that's barely worth it in a select rated car forced to take uber X calls on the platform geez!
     
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  15. Greenghost2212

    Greenghost2212 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago



    Us uber drivers don't have that stigma out here in Chicago.
     
  16. Wil_Iam_Fuber'd

    Wil_Iam_Fuber'd Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chi-Town
    Didnt have time to read the whole thread. Did JJ actually "say anything" or more blah blah lip service?
     
  17. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Yeah - I get your point.
    I just find it stunning that anyone would be so closed minded? or naive? (certainly not arrogant) to think they know what hundreds of thousands of other people's situations and circumstances are.
    Let me put it this way:
    Just because something isn't the most important thing in someone's life doesn't mean it's not important to them.
    And something not being as important to them as it is, for example, to you, doesn't mean they lose their 'right' to be concerned about it or continue to voice their opinion about it.

    (oh - and no, not everyone who drivers Uber is on FB - hard as it may be to believe)

    <shrug> No big deal.
     
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  18. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    About a year ago we had a couple of Uber CSRs participating (before support moved mainly overseas) and they said that a driver that insisting on a negotiated fare being implemented (other than a fare reduction) would be deactivated.
     
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  19. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bellaire
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Jeffy never mentioned this was the only q and a. Not sure why you think that.

    I like Jeffy. He acknowledges my messages or should I say essay's on linkedin?
     
  20. Michael - Cleveland

    Michael - Cleveland Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Great Lakes
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    No idea at all what you're talking about here.
    (You never mentioned anything about attending some possible event in the future - you referred only to this one... and I never mentioned anything about any Q&A at all - just your opinion that anyone who doesn't attend this one event loses the 'right' to complain.)
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2017

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