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Got a notice through the app today that effective 29 March the rating will be based on our last 100 rides rather than the last 500 rides.
That's good news for me since my rating will jump from 4.79 to 4.89.
But it will mean overall that the rating is more sensitive to one poor performance.
I think for now on when they offer me something to eat, I'm gonna order a meal. For these people I usually find a way to tell em it will be faster if they just go in. Then I end the trip and burn rubber.
This guy wasn't having it, and asked if I wanted anything, which as we all know isn't a REAL question. It's just a way for the customer to feel good about himself as he makes you wait 30 minutes unpaid. Everyone knows what every driver says "No thank you" as we grit our teeth.
This was an actual 30 minutes today, as i waited and took him back to his destination for a whopping 2 dollars. 1 mile total I think.
I'm just gonna start ordering meals now, I don't eat crappy food but I'll let my dogs eat it when I get home. These people who won't get another ride and make you wait for thirty minutes for two dollars are the worst customers alive.
Jeff Jones, the president of Uber, is quitting the car-hailing company after less than a year. The move by the No. 2 exec, said sources, is directly related to the multiple controversies there, including explosive charges of sexism and sexual harassment.
(UPDATE: Uber confirmed the departure, saying in a statement: “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.” And, in a note to staff, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said: “After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn’t see his future at Uber. It is unfortunate that this was announced through the press but I thought it was important to send all of you an email before providing comment publicly.)
(UPDATE: Jones also confirmed the departure with a blistering assessment of the company. “It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no...
Do you think this is okay, or not ???
I'm actually kind of torn on this. My first thought is, its my car, i can decorate it any way i want to....
One thing it might help, is that if drunk, fat, ugly women see a shot of my GF, they might not bother me so much.... Or should i say, not waste their time trying.
But then again, might a fat, ugly "jellous" woman, take it out upon me with a 1 star ?
Btw, the shots id put in my car, would be wallet sized, and are fully dressed / classy. Okay one is from the back, in nicely fitting jeans and a t shirt. One close up portait, and one with our beautiful dog....
The bottom line is, these are pics id like to look at once in a while on a long shift, or long drive even if I'm not Uber'ing.
Appropriate or not ???
Hey! Caroline from BuzzFeed News here. I'm wondering if anyone is actively worried about healthcare reform and whether you'll be able to have coverage.
Please DON'T troll this thread with political chatter. If you're not worried about ACA repeal or reform, that's great! If you think ACA reform plans are going to improve your life, please email me! But we don't need a forum wide political debate. Thanks
The Seattle tussle is the latest challenge to Uber’s independent contractor model, which pushes expenses such as fuel, vehicle maintenance and insurance on to the drivers, in exchange for the promise of a steady stream of riders and a flexible work schedule. The model is a chief reason for Uber’s $68 billion valuation, though the company has faced a near-constant stream of lawsuits challenging the classification as nonemployees.
A Seattle ordinance passed in 2015 took effect in January giving drivers the right to vote to organize, meaning some 10,000 Uber contractors could win the right to negotiate fares and benefits. The dispute has taken on added urgency in recent days as the Teamsters seek access to driver contact information from Uber and rival Lyft Inc. to help with organizing efforts, even as lawsuits challenging the ordinance roll in, including from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a group of 11 drivers backed by the National Right to Work Committee.
If you were hired to replace Travis, what would you do?
I would do the following. ...
1. Worldwide ad campaign to attract riders. Showcase the cleaniness and convenience of rideshare. Show how the app works and how you can watch a driver show up in minutes.
2. Increase fares by 20%.
3. Institute a small fuel fee that rises and falls with gas prices. 100% for the driver.
4. Tipping Option.
5. Drop all investment in flying cars and self driving cars. Instead, partner with a major automaker. They make the cars, we provide the rideshare market.
6. Partner with Airlines. Offer pax special airport packages that are bundled with airplane tickets. You buy a plane ticket, Uber to and from airport is included. Dominate airports.
7. Partner with hotels. You rent a room? Ubering around town is included.
8. Offer VIP packages for bar hopping in resort towns. You basically get an Uber black all night.
9. Offer business packages. Businesses could get a discount by purchasing...
If Uber CEO cared about its female drivers, it would be mandatory for passengers to sit in the back seats unless the front seat is needed for extra passengers. I've only been an Uber driver for a couple of months. More than half of male passengers are sitting in my front seat. Yes, I've tried putting a jacket on my passenger seat. Yes, I've tried confirming their name via rear window to give them a hint to hop in the back seat. Yes, I've tried moving my seat forward to make it appear less roomy. But they're still sitting in my front seat. Most of the passengers are intoxicated. What woman wants a drunken stranger in the front seat? If you ask me, the Uber CEO doesn't care about his female drivers. Are we allowed to excercise our 2A constitutional right while driving for Uber? After all, Arizona is an open carry state.
My account seemed to have been hacked today. Someone called me to tell me I had received a "power driver bonus". I was a bit suspicious and said I had a fare to pick up, but they said they could cancel the fare and reimburse me, and actually canceled the fare and signed me out. At that point I figured it was Uber I was talking to. They started asking me questions to verify my username and phone number, which I did. Eventually they asked about my Lyft account, and I got suspicious and hung up. I tried to contact Uber immediately (yeah right, I've been on hold 2 hours), and about 5 minutes later all the money I'd made this past week was gone. Any advice?
Uber Self-Driving Car Was At Fault For Running Red Light In December
In the words of Britney Spears, Uber is “not that innocent”. It was recently disclosed that Uber’s self-driving car was at fault for running a red light in December.
Last year one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo’s ran a red light near San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. The company claimed that the incident was due to human error and they suspended the employee who had been riding in the vehicle at the time. Uber’s own internal documents and information from two anonymous Uber employees have revealed that the self-driving vehicle was actually in the wrong. Uber’s mapping program failed to recognize six red lights in San Francisco and, “in this case, the car went through a red light”....
AN ACCIDENTALLY CC’D EMAIL LEADS TO A SHOCKING REVELATION
Waymo, the self-driving car company spun-off late last year by Google, is suing Uber and its self-driving truck company Otto, claiming the ride-hail giant stole its key technology.
According to a lawsuit filed today in federal court in California, Waymo accuses Anthony Levandowski, an engineer who left Google to found Otto and now serves as a top ranking Uber executive, stole 14,000 highly confidential documents from Google before departing to start his own company. Among the documents were schematics of a circuit board and details about radar and LIDAR technology, Waymo says....
A former Uber engineer has published an explosive account of sexism and power struggles in the workplace, with allegations beginning from her very first official day with the company. The engineer, Susan Fowler (who left Uber in December and now works for Stripe), posted the account to her blog on Sunday, calling it a “strange, fascinating, and slightly horrifying story.” It is indeed horrifying.
Sexism is a well-documented problem in Silicon Valley, but the particulars of Fowler’s account are astounding. She says problems began on day one, when her manager accosted her with details of his sex life:
In my first official day rotating on the team, my new manager sent me a string of messages over company chat. He was...
It astonishes me every time an idiot pax asks me if they can smoke in my car. It's never been smoked in, ever.
The other night I had a drunk woman repeatedly ask me if she could smoke. Everytime it got worse saying things like, "I'll roll down the window and you'll never smell it." The nerve of some people.
I told her it's a firm "NO!" and no one has ever smoked in my car and I'm not going to start with her. Like, your ride is 15 minutes. You can't honestly wait that long?? I rated her 1 star but oddly enough she rated me 5.
I still don't feel bad about it.
Officer Eric Michl sent a selfie and a text message to an Uber driver accused of extorting money from a woman who had left her purse in his car. (KCPQ)
SEATTLE – An Uber driver who was demanding money before returning a woman’s purse quickly changed his mind Sunday after a Seattle officer sent him a text and a selfie, police said.
The woman contacted officer Eric Michl on Capitol Hill around 2 a.m., saying she’d left her purse, wallet and ID in the Uber.
She was distraught because she was scheduled to fly home later that day, and worried she wouldn’t be able to without her identification, according to KCPQ. She said she had called the driver and offered to pay his fare if he brought...
I dropped off 2 pax at bar but they insisted I stop and have a drink with them before continuing working. Tipped me a 20 so I said why not. I didn't have alcohol though cuz I was worried about secret Uber shoppers so just had a Diet Coke and they paid for me and rated me a 5 in front of my face, winked and wrote a compliment. Told me to forget the people who rate me less.
You ever had something like this happen?
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