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I'm about to ask you something that I know is pretty subjective and opinion based, so I realize you can only give me subjective and opinion based answers here.
In a nut shell I want to ask how you guys would personally rate and interact with me if I were your passenger given my personal circumstances, and if you can, tell me how I can improve my rating and/or interactions with you and drivers like you. Apologies in advance that this is pretty long, but I truly appreciate you reading it.
I want to try Uber or Lyft for the first time. The catch? I happen to be blind. The possible problem for you as a driver is that I have to ask you for assistance at both ends of the trip. Hopefully the upside is that I can make up for it through ratings, tips and overall conduct. So here's how I'm going to sell myself. Please rate me as if I really was your passenger and you had this experience with me.
First, the assistance I would have to ask for.
If you were picking me up at a...
These two phrases are the most overused, unnecessary, cringe-worthy statements on this site. People throw them out as "advice" but I think they just like making others feel shitty.
"Driving rideshare isn't the job for you"
"People shouldn't drive rideshare full time"
This job is probably the wrong gig for 70% of those doing it. Yes, some love it, but not many. It gets old pretty fast. It's tough. It can be stressful. It's physically exhausting. And when you HAVE to do it, it's even harder. When it's something you don't need to do, for some reason it seems easier.
And most of the people driving full time understand that driving for Uber, Lyft, etc, is basically untenable for extended periods. Physically, emotionally, psychologically......it's rough. But people have bills to pay, families to support, apartments and homes to live in, all of which require MONEY.
So, try to remember: those driving full time are doing it to LIVE. To put food on the table, to have cell...
Enough is enough of these scumbag companies including Uber, Lyft, doordash, postmates, etc hiding destinations from supposed independent contractor drivers.
Each trip we take is a business deal, and as supposed ICs, we have a right to know the pertinent information BEFORE agreeing to the deal.
Instead, only one party (fuber,etc) has the info and hides it from the other party (the drivers) .
This yet another example of the ways we're treated like poorly paid employees who get no benefits rather than ICs.
Combine this with the bad pay and overall disrespect we get, and something's gotta be done.
An important point to remember is that hiding destinations enables these scumbag companies to pay garbage rates.
Knowing destinations in advance would FORCE these companies to pay decent pay rates.
Along with knowing destinations in advance, as ICs we should be able to accept or decline trips WITHOUT penalty.
We can do something. Contact your local, state,county, and federal...
New York City’s struggling yellow cabbies are facing the auction block.
A record 139 taxi medallions will be offered for sale in bankruptcy auction this month — the latest sign that a deluge of ride-sharing apps like Uber are squeezing cabbies out of business and deeper into debt, as well as pinching the incomes of for-hire drivers, according to analysts.
The medallions will be auctioned for a fraction of their original value — some likely having cost their owners as much as $1 million or more apiece.
A minimum of 20 will be sold, the auctioneers say. The collection is part of the 13,587 licensed...
We already knew surge was going away.
Looks like they're making sure that it does
HONOLULU — Honolulu leaders planned to vote Wednesday on a measure that would limit prices charged by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft during peak demand, what the companies say would be the first restriction of its kind in the United States.
The measure would prevent “surge pricing” if increased rates are higher than the maximum fare set by the city. Uber sent emails to customers across the island of Oahu, which is where the rates would apply, urging them to oppose the rules that would impose “outdated taxi-style requirements on rideshare.”
Dara Khosrowshahi got hired by the investors to deliver to them an IPO at $120 billion Uber valuation.
Some of his BS:
"We are a company that is going to be defining urban mobility going forward, and really what we working right now is to build out the safest mobility platform on earth."
"Uberizing the freight brokerage business is incredibly interesting. We'll do it for lower margins, and the dollars will go in the pockets of the shippers, and all the truckers and we will make some money as well. if you take that forward in the age of automation, where trucks are driven autonomously at least on a highway, you get to a pretty interesting business in the B to B space as well. So, again, that's another bet that we're making, but the early results are actually pretty encouraging for us. " (Yeah right, if you consider the fatal accident in Tempe, where Elaine Herzberg was killed by an Uber self driving car, is very encouraging Dara. Very...
Sorry to mention this, but spraying chemicals in your car, then sitting there and breathing them in, is not good. Actually, very bad for us...
Ingredients Found in Febreze
The following is a list of only some of the chemicals that were identified with the EWG test conducted on Febreze Air Effects air freshener. All of them are toxic to humans .
- BHT – BHT is an endocrine disruptor, neurotoxin and causes toxicity in non-reproductive organs, immune system and irritates both lungs and eyes.
- Fragrance – This ingredient is listed, but this still doesn’t change the fact that it is an immunotoxin, neurotoxin and allergen.
- Acetaldehyde – Acetaldehyde has been linked to cancer and it is known as a strong toxin that affects immunity, reproduction and development. In addition it irritates the eyes, lungs and skin....
I knew it was a pay cut but its worse than I thought. Did 4 trips and made 20% less than I used to. $6.99 for a 5.3 miles trip. Its been really slow today prob because many drivers actually thought they were getting a raise. If I didnt have my quest I would quit today. Im going to see how this week goes because Im not even sure it will be worth it with the quest. If you arent getting good boost/quest you really have no choice but to find another gig.
The Verge reports:
Uber’s new panic button is now live in the US
Dial 911 directly from the app
In April, Uber announced that it would be adding a direct way for riders to call 911 within its app in an effort to boost its flagging safety reputation. Today, the company is making that new feature live and fully operational across the US.
The emergency button is located in a new “safety center” menu that is easily accessible from the app’s home screen, giving riders a quick way to contact first responders in the event that something goes wrong during...
It appears we are all about to get bent over HARD and Uber will be lining their pockets with money that used to go to us
They implemented a new Surge policy as a test in Charlotte NC and now have moved it to 5 other cities to expand the test. The rumor is it is going nationwide late August early September.
The gist of it they are getting rid of the Multiplier for the drivers and going to a flat dollar rate. You drive into the surge area and your next ride to get the highest dollar rate applied to your next ride......but ONLY IF
Your app was online
You dont reject a ride
You don't go offline
You don't change your ride preferences
You dont cancel a ride
If you do any of those things you don't get the surge bonus
It seems the best you can really get is a 10-15 dollar bonus added on......but most of the time is is a lot less. So gone will be the days of the 4.0x surge....X or XL ride for 17 minutes that got you 35 bucks. Now you will get your normal fare plus maybe 5 bucks
Know what I have really had just enough of lately? Paxholes in gated communities who do not text you the entry code PRIOR to you arrival, and of course your not close enough for the timer to initiate! GRRRR
Yeah, I'm talkin 'bout you, Valerie!
This 'effin witch answers my call with major attitude as if I am inconveniencing her! Then she proceeds to give me the incorrect code!!!
Then it happened....I snapped and just drove off. Let that POS cancel, not me! I knew nothing good at this point would materialize from allowing that gunt in my car. The good news is that Lyft still awarded me the cancel fee.
So who else has had enough of this same shyte?
Basically unless I get a long trip it is $5-$10 an hour gross. Some days it is very bad and $3 an hour. I often find myself saying "Oh I'll probably go out there and earn $20 for 5 hours" and so I just stay home on couch instead.
Also I am starting to HATE the typical demographic in my area where it is a $3-4 ride with a tip unlikely. I mean I am to the point where I will do anything to avoid these people including refusing the ping, working a different area when they usually request, or just turning off the app for a while at that time. If I get the same person like this twice a week I actually get very angry!
The pay to the driver is too low and the oversaturation of drivers is at ridiculous levels. It has been over a week since I took a ping!
This was just posted on theChive website. Glad they can get the word out on what makes a sh*tty pax.
If you’ve used a ride-share app more than, let’s say 10 times, you probably have at least one negative story to tell about it. Maybe it was something simple like the car smelling like baked urine. Maybe it was something more complex, like when my driver got out of the car to fist-fight a bicyclist who punched the side of his car, only to slip on wet concrete and break his collarbone. Sometimes, shit happens when you use a ride-share.
But do you ever stop to think about what it’ like day-in and day-out for the driver? Drivingtests.org did, and they decided to survey over 400 ride-sharing drivers to find out the nitty-gritty details of what it’s like. From irritating habits that cause them to thrash your rating, to small services they provide to boost their own — it’s all below.”...
In March I posted a topic explaining how uber deactivated my account unfairly and that I filed a claim for unemployment benefits and was awarded. As of May 8th I passed my phone interview and was given the greenlight to start receiving benefits of $395 per week. If any former or part-time uber/lyft drivers need advise on how to turn your 1040s into wages to start recieving benefits please let me know. Attached award letter for further proof.
Published: May 7, 2018
A metro Atlanta Uber driver said a passenger left a cell phone in her car.
“When I found the phone, being that the office is so far, I normally wait until I get a collection of things because people leave things all the time, so I could make one trip,” the driver, who did not want to be identified said.
A few weeks later, she said she dropped the phone off at the Uber office near Clairmont Road.
“At that time we didn’t have anything in place where you could contact the rider and give them their phone back,” she said.
She said in February of 2017, she received a text message from someone claiming to be a detective looking for the phone.
“I told them the phone is at Uber,” she explained. “They said that they had contacted Uber and there was...
MILWAUKEE — Should Uber drivers in Milwaukee be allowed to carry concealed weapons? One man is raising that question after the ride-sharing service fired him.
It all began in the early-morning hours in Brown Deer. An Uber driver, who asked to be referred to by only his first name, Stan, picked up a passenger.
"From the time he got in my car, he was whispering on the phone," Stan recalled.
Stan said the man wanted to make a stop, but Stan refused.
"Something just didn't feel right," Stan said.
When Stan arrived at the destination on Boehlke Avenue he said the passenger refused to get out of the car. Then, Stan heard the man speak some troubling words over the phone....
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