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Don't know about you, but I didn't sign up to get a bigger ass. Between work, baby girls soccer and uberring, I am only able to work out twice a week and walk during practices. Uber doesn't care about your health. We can be a bunch of 300 pounders. Long as we can still drive, Uber is satisfied. What say you?
An addendum for the slow people, because sometimes, they need help with reading comprehension:
Uber doesn't care about you, so make sure you take care of your health.
Hopefully I dumbed it down enough for even the slowest to understand.
They lose $3 billion in a year and driver's need to do math?
Uber CEO to drivers: “Do your math”—We’ll actually need more drivers in 10 years
With Uber’s autonomous-car ambitions barreling full-steam ahead, it’s understandable that drivers who work for the company would feel anxious about their futures. But Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s newly installed chief executive, is here to allay those fears—or at least try to.
“Ten years from now, are we going to have more drivers than we have today? I absolutely think so,” Khosrowshahi said today at the New York Times...
Uber is gauging its drivers’ interest in providing TaskRabbit-like services for consumers and potentially other businesses, Recode has learned.
The $69 billion company sent out an email to drivers asking if they’d be willing to take on other on-demand jobs — such as cleaning, moving, or food service.
The email, which came from the company’s research department, reads:
“We would like to ask about your interest in receiving requests from Uber to perform other types of tasks on a flexible basis. Task requests would be similar to ride requests from Uber. A request would be sent through the Uber app for a task. If interested, an Uber partner would accept the request and then travel to meet the request at the specified task location.”
The email then links to a survey which asks what would be the lowest hourly pay a driver would accept for the following tasks: Healthcare services, moving services, customer service, retail, cleaning...
At Uber’s all-hands meeting today, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the transportation company’s new “cultural norms,” which includes values like “We build globally, we live locally” and “We do the right thing. Period.”
They are officially driving in AZ with no safety driver. The passenger service will commence within months. (Correction, it's already started). Initially a Waymo employee will ride along in the back and then that will be phased out.
If you live there, they have a signup program.
[I'll link as soon as I can. I'm on mobile.](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...s-with-no-human-in-drivers-seat-idUSKBN1D72BU)
They also announced they are expanding their Pacifica fleet from 100 to 600.
I often get requests where the pins are dropped in dangerous or illegal pickup areas. Like bus lanes where buses are only allowed to go into or that's a $200 fine, or no stopping areas, or even the corner of a on-ramp, or busy expressways, or no dropoff/pickup zone areas, or whatever.
I always see drivers in my area get suckered into picking these idiots up. They are so used to it, they just don't care about the repercussions on the drivers like fines and police pullovers. The drivers deserve it for being stupid enough to pick them up like this.
I can care less about other drivers, but this is effecting me because paxs expect their next driver to do the same which become a domino effect that is passed on to me.
Tell me you are not one of these idiot drivers that pick people up like this just to earn a cheap buck?!
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Hundreds of drivers for the internet based ride-hailing firm Uber drove through Brazil’s largest cities on Monday to protest legislation that would turn them into regular taxi drivers subject to the same local licensing and taxation rules.
Uber drivers protest against a legislation threatening the company's business model that is to be voted in Brazil's national congress, in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 30, 2017. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
The chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc, Dara Khosrowshahi, arrived in Brazil to lobby against the bill that is due to be voted on by the Senate on Tuesday and which threatens the company’s business in a fast-growing foreign market.
Brazil is Uber’s third-largest market, with 17 million...
Gas should be around $70 per gallon. We would use less of it. We would buy prius and possibly even disappear completely up our own a55. We would bike trips that are two miles or less... and that would become 5 miles or less. Fewer needless cars on the road on the way to the gym... you know, to walk on a treadmill and ride a state-of-the-art bicycle that plugs into the wall.. that's powered by "clean" nuclear energy. Health expenses would be reduced. Air quality improved. But instead, people lack long-term thinking and always want the shortcuts, the easy way. Thus the increase in expense comes hidden in our societies. The food quality is reduced. People become less bright with lower quality water. Fatness increases by design until we choose otherwise.
But explain to me otherwise what would happen. Certainly you can teach me something. What if each week gas was increased by 10 cents per gallon? Because I would love to see that happen.
$3.39 $3.49 $3.59 $3.69 $3.79 $3.89 $3.99...
Lyft just switched my pick up location and gave my ride to another driver. Wanted me to pick up from airport instead which I am not supposed to do since my car is not a prius. $20 Not worth the $900 ticket I will get at airport.
Has anyone seen this happen?
Uber is adding a bunch of new fees to sweeten the pot for drivers who may be reluctant to wait for slow passengers, drive longer distances for more out-of-the-way pickups, or get hit with trip cancellations at the last minute. That means some trips may become a little more expensive for passengers — especially those who live far away or take a little longer than usual to get in the car.
Let me tell you my story of dealing with uberEats.
My wife and I own a little Pizzeria in Las Vegas, serving mostly locals, not really the tourist areas.
We took on uberEats basically because everybody else did and hey, why not some additional revenue?
They charge us as the restaurant a hefty 35% commission (DoorDash and BiteSquad and others are cheaper than that). So, at thin margins in the restaurant business, we were not making a whole lot on these orders.
But still, no problem. A little less profit but maybe a few new and happy customers. Right?
How it turned out:
Much headache, few profit.
The drivers were diverse, and I didn't expect differently. Some were really nice. Some were complete A-Holes poisoning the atmosphere of the place. Figure a huge woman, first thing using the bathroom without asking (and making a mess), sitting down at a prominent table, whipping out her cell phone talking loudly about stuff that nobody wants to hear.
Some customers are like that too, but...
It's Friday night, there's a feeling of anticipation in the air as I'm excited for the weekend. I had already been driving for a few hours but nothing really to be excited about since most of my pax's had been girls.
Don't get me wrong sometimes it's fun driving around some of these girls as we have some things in common like, bashing men, girl stuff in general, or singing car karaoke together. The disappointment comes when many of these female pax's don't tip.
Occasionally I'll get a tip from a female pax but not very often. Most of my tips come from male pax's but I know many of you guys get excited when you see a female pax name on your app (not going to say names) but you guys know who you are. Guys be salivating over picking up some random "hot" girl.
A few hours later I'm driving in a nice part of town. I get a ping from a Nicole. I see the name and immediately frown. I was ready to cancel on this one as I'm thinking great! This night keeps getting better and better. I'm...
I had my craziest rider ever, and it wasn't even an Uber passenger!
Last night I received a ping to pick up a passenger named Taylor. Shortly after driving towards picking her up, she called me impatiently asking where I was. I assured her I was on my way. 2 minutes later, and Taylor called me again and impatiently asked where I was.
As I was driving down a dark Street, I saw something that looked like a large animal crawling through the street. I slowed down and it was a young woman dressed up like Harley Quinn (costume party?), Joker's girlfriend! This disturbed woman was crawling on her hands and knees through the street sobbing uncontrollably. I rolled down my window and asked her what the problem was. "I am drunk and I don't know how to get home" she bawled.
"Well get in the car, I'll get you home" I told her. I tried to ask her where her home was, and she did not seem to remember exactly where. "I guess you will have to ride with me after I...
Two drunk girls puked in my Uber and I’ve been slapped with a $150 bill
The Tab [Ohio State] by COLLEEN WUERTZ
They won’t answer my messages and blocked me on Facebook
An OSU student has started after ordering an Uber for two drunk strangers who repaid her by throwing up in the car.
Alyssa Wischmann, an Ohio State junior majoring in Social Work, was walking near campus with a friend when they came across two...
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