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Looking for a new job while I’m doing this full time. I mostly do UberEATS and Doordash. I just find myself lethargic after about 3-5 hours. I just don’t have the energy anymore to keep busting my Axx for pennies and chump change. But I need my bills paid in the meantime. What are some things I can take or do that will keep me pumped up with energy the whole day? I’m losing my mind man... feel like giving up
Once a while I get Uber pings in New York, when I accept, a weird name pops up. The names I remember on top of my head are; Money, Miles, Cycle, Arrogant-pig. I picked up Money who was going to the Bronx and cancelled on Miles, Arrogant-pig and Cycle.
What do you do when your rider has a name like this, or a one-letter name, such as M or O?
Hi, I'm new to Uber, and I also own my own business as a hairstylist. I was wondering if it is okay to hand out business cards to Uber clients or if Uber has any restrictions regarding this? I'm still growing my hairstyling business and just want to put my name out there to bring in more clients to my salon.
A local man filed a lawsuit against rideshare giant Uber, claiming that the company wrongfully fired him after riders misinterpreted his speech impediment as intoxication and reported him.
The former driver, Matthew Pack, said that he was fired after the company failed to properly investigate complaints made against him by riders who thought his speech, which was impaired as the result of a stroke, indicated that he was driving drunk.
"[Uber] failed to engage in an interactive process to determine how to accommodate [Pack's] disability ... and terminated [Pack's] employment based on his disability," stated a complaint filed in SLO County Superior Court by Pack's...
After reading some of the threads on here and other social media about it, I am now convinced that instant pay is the single most exploitative tool that Uber has to allow them to take advantage of people. Paycheck to paycheck is so 2000s. Now people can't go 6 hours without getting paid or they'll starve?!?!??
Not for anything, but if your ability to plan for known and certain expenses is so poor that you need to use instant pay for your daily fill up you have no business being in business for yourself. You are the reason this job pays used dog food. I bet you made more money at McDonalds and flipping burgers is probably a better career move for you anyway. I hear they're hiring
The article mentions it in passing but skips over the implications of the use of the service for medical transport. I don't know about you but I refuse to be used for medical transport in urgent situations like childbirth, or any other urgent medical issues. We don't get paid enough to bear that type of liability.
Here's the ad, and an excerpt from the article appears below it with a link to the article following both.
Fresh off logo overhaul, Uber breaks biggest campaign in its history
By E.J. Schultz. Published on September 16, 2018.
Uber is putting its image repair campaign in the rearview mirror as it launches the biggest campaign in its history in an attempt to strike a more uplifting tone.
The campaign by 72andSunny Los Angeles is called "Doors Are Always Opening." It will debut on TV Sunday...
Yes, I bought a Honda Insight(Hybrid car) Touring package 2019 (Almost $28~29k) for full time Uber and some people might think I'm crazy. However, all the options that I added for this car made me a lot more comfortable if I drive in a high way for a long time.
First, I wanted to get a used Prius that costed about $15k, but I did not want to care about something goes wrong with an used car. Also, even if I pay 15k for used Prius, if something breaks and I begin to spend money, it'll eventually go up to $17~18k. Plus new cars come with the basic warranty + extended warranty.
Would you suggest me to avoid poor cities and not to take drunken people by avoid driving at midnight in the beginning of Uber?
As long as I take passengers from middle or higher class town, I thought it would be safe and keep my car clean.
Was my decision of buying this car for Uber really crazy???
Let me know if my decision was good or bad and I'll be appreciated if I can get some advices from you...
This is Uber’s second major brand overhaul in less than three years. The Uber logo, in particular, has been tweaked over time, but it was still been an imposing, all-caps monolith. The word UBER was a visual manspread, evoking the members only corporate club from Uber’s roots as an on-demand black car service for Silicon Valley’s elite. The app icon was a confounding, highly controversial circuitboard thing that seemed only tangentially related....
Let’s create a list of gripes! Come on and vent.
I’ll start with #1, then the next poster lists #2, and so on...
1.) Drive thrus!!!! The answer is “NO!!!!” I will not sit in this drive thru line for 15mins for free on a minfare! Wtf?! Screw over an eager Eats Driver if you want McDonalds at 3am.
When you no show a child, it's a good idea to report it to Uber in case the child files a false report in retaliation. I phoned Uber support to report it, which started the following exchange. Where do they find these people, Morons R Us?
Hmmm..... I seem to remember Uber sending me an email a few days ago. Now, what was the title. Let's see....
Yeah uh-huh, they've got my back. Total morons.
This is for you, newbies. Welcome to UP! I’m glad you have found us, and we have created a treasure trove of information for you! (Mods sorry in advance if this is posted in wrong forum) While you will find amazing strategies to increase your revenue, I’m here to remind you of that minus sign hanging out near your new and improved revenue stream. @@@@ that minus sign when it’s getting too close to your dollars, right? Well, too bad. It isn’t going anywhere. But you can find out just how big of a jerk King Minus is when it comes to your car. Your place of business. I've posted before how to calculate your expenses in this business. However, after going through my previous posts I can't find it. It's a combination of cost per mile (consumables) and cost per day (services, etc). I’ll explain below:
Basically, your consumables are things like tires, gas, brake pads, any maintenance really. This is calculated like this. Cost/miles. So, gas would be...
Please consider learning the difference between the following words.
They're (they are)
Their (they posses something)
There ( as in "there was a frog family sitting on their little lily pad and they're really cute." or "their sailboat is over there, in the harbor. They're planning on sailing to their summer house at noon.")
Your car (you posses it - it's yours)
You're (you are)
"You're going to your colonoscopy appointment this afternoon, aren't you?"
Would HAVE - not would OF ("I would have given one hundred dollars to be able to read some of the comments without developing a massive headache")
Would've = Would have. There is no such thing as WOULD OF. It doesn't exist in the English language. "Would of" literally has no meaning. Please Don't type it.
Should've = Should have. There is no term "should OF" in the English language. Don't use it. It doesn't mean anything.
Sorry to be such a @@@@@y person right now but I seriously have a headache from trying to decipher some of...
IF you get on the wrong side of your Uber driver in the near future, you could find yourself being slapped with a six-month ban.
That’s because the tech transportation giant is introducing a new system which will kick in when riders hit a rating for four-out-of-five stars or lower.
Once you hit this rating, presumably after you’ve done something intensely annoying and you’ve been rated accordingly by your driver, you will be sent an “friendly” email to remind you how you are expected to behave.
Susan Anderson, Uber General Manager ANZ, told news.com.au that, if you’re rating does not improve, you will be sent two or three further emails to give you a chance to clean up your act.
However, if you fail to do this. You could find yourself banned from Uber for six months.
“We don’t people to lose access we just want an environment of mutual respect,” Ms Anderson said.
“By trialling these warnings to try and change people’s behaviour, we have found that people do try and they...
Ride-hailing company Lyft has started the process for an initial public offering and is targeting March or April for the listing, according to a Bloomberg report citing unnamed sources. The company is making this move in an effort to beat rival Uber to the public markets, the report said. Uber has said it aims for an IPO in 2019.
I just joined this forum today but I've been driving UBER in NYC since April 2016 so I have some experience.
I see some on this forum say that their rating doesn't matter unless if falls below 4.60. I currently have a rating of 4.96 and had a rating of 4.98. That's a pretty good rating but it gets me nothing but bragging rights when a Pax(new term for me) notices it.
What I find, though is that your pax's rating matters a great deal. Until a few weeks ago, I really didn't pay attention to passenger ratings unless in the middle of the ride I noticed that they were particularly annoying and then I would check to see what their rating was. Inevitably, I found that Pax with ratings below 4.50 were more problematic.
The passenger that made me change my ping acceptance policy, I probably wouldn't have picked up if I noticed that she had a 3.98 rating before. She kept me waiting even though I arrived within a minute of the ping and didn't respond to my messages letting her know that...
Written in 2016 but they felt it was such good information they sent it to me today.
5 questions to ask before the ride
June 30, 2016 | US
First impressions are essential, and you can make a positive one with your rider by asking a few simple questions within the first few minutes of a ride. These questions are totally optional, but they’re likely to be appreciated because they’re an indication that you’re going the extra mile to make their ride a pleasant experience.
1. Do you have a preferred route?
Whether it’s the quickest route possible or taking the long way to admire the scenery, some riders may be very particular about the directions they want to take to their destination. Be sure to ask at the start of the ride if they have a preference, and set your GPS accordingly.
2. Is the temperature OK?
The rider will be more comfortable if they aren’t too hot or too cold. You can’t...
Not that I for one second thought it would be good for us drivers. At this time the only thing nice I have to say is it looks fancier lmao.
Listing off the things I already hate
1. Airport queue no longer shows up it's just a range which is bs in smaller markets.
2. Haven't found my total 5 star ratings. I have no idea if anyone is rating me unless I get a bad rating. So now it's even harder if not impossible to spot the ones who gave a bad rating.
3. I have to go into sub menus instead of tabs to get info.
4 . Also it is harder to check on each individual trip as its buried a few layers deeper.
Seems like a great PR stunt for the public and a middle finger to the drivers.
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