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I assume you dont have to do more than one and that has to be one the way? I assume alot of people do what the rider asks but its point a to b. They are supposed to put in seperate destinations at least right?
My first ride was a stop but was put in as a seperate destination and ended up being good trip. But someone doing several trips making you wait.. nope
Q: Is Uber trying to screw me?
Q: Is Uber trying to get revenge on me? It feels personal.
A: No. They don't know you, they don't care about you. Nothing you did makes you stand out among the other 1 million drivers.
Q: Uber took over xx% of the fare, can they do this?
Q: I'm so pissed, can I sue them?
A: No. Unless you opted out of arbitration.
Q: Am I in danger of being deactivated?
A: Always. For no reason at all.
Q: I heard Lyft is better.
A: You heard wrong.
Q: Should I rent a car to do this?
Q: Why (blah blah blah) ratings (blah blah blah)?
A: Ratings don't matter. Unless you drop below 4.60.
Q: What's the best way to get more tips?
A: Be nicer to people.
Q: I've been told not to take Pool or Shared.
A: You heard right.
Q: How do I avoid the horrible people in life?
A: Quit driving and go work in a warehouse. Alone.
Drivers with the transportation company Uber will have the chance to refuse passengers who attend the upcoming Unite the Right 2 white supremacist rally in DC on August 12. The refusal is contingent on a driver’s feelings of comfort and safety in accordance with the app’s community guidelines.
According to the terms agreed uponwhen signing up for the service, both drivers and passengers are “are expected to exercise good judgment and behave decently towards other people in the car when riding with Uber.” That list of bad...
I have been driving for Uber for one month now. I have been getting a lot of 1 stars lately. I drive pretty safely but once the riders see my face, they look disgusted, repulsed especially the female pax and they give me attitude. I am a little overweight with average looking face. Not deformed or anything. Just people don’t like to make eye contact with me. Also I do have bad breath which is a medical condition I always had. I notice Bad vibe in the car to the point I wanna quit Uber. The pax just gives me bad attitude.. don’t know how I should react when they treat me like this? I had five women sitting in the back, not trying to sit near me even though there’s no space in the back. I was hella pissed. I feel like a goddam loser!
I admit I don’t consider myself bad looking but I do try to look professional at all times, also wearing suit and tie. My Uber rating right now is 4.42. I was wondering if attractive Uber Drivers get higher ratings just for their looks? It’s women who...
I get asked this question several times a night. “Aren’t you afraid your going to get murdered driving for UBER?” Honestly, I would like to know Uber’s textbook answer to quote. I get so sick of being asked this from both Males and Females young and old.
After 38 years of driving, I still don't know how to handle the psychotic maniacs who literally come out of nowhere and ride my rear bumper---on the highway(!)
It happened twice in the same area in the last week (405 becomes 518 west towards SeaTac airport), and on the exit ramp last night. Other than those a__holes, I really enjoy driving. I guess they think that they are invincible, have no regard for others and that you are on their road?(!)
How do you handle them? Thanks.
There are certain service workers that it is more customary to tip than others. I guess this can differ from place to place. Which ones do you tip, and why?
Also, is there any rhyme and reason, as to which kind of workers it is customary to tip?
I suppose it's pretty traditional to tip cab drivers, and I guess that's why some of us feel we should be tipped (as a logical extension to that).
Anyway, I guess the point of this thread is to discuss tipping in general, why we tip some professions and not others, and how this is relevant to us.
A large black box arrived yesterday. From Uber. Hmmm. A bomb?
Opened it carefully and found that I am now a “Rider Preferred Driver”.
But there was more!!!!!
A custom car coffee mug, a not so crisp $1.00 bill and a sticker for my car declaring my newly appointed status. Then I notice a smaller box with buttons. I pressed “play” and got 2 minutes of accolades from Uber!!!!! Including notice that $1.00 will be added to each tip I receive for the next month. Not to mention that less than 2% of drivers in the Nation received this status. Time to start wearing a tie while driving.
When I went out on my run last night, almost every rider brought it to my attention. They seemed more excited than I was. Tips last night were awesome.
So….what is Uber up to now?
Driver for Uber and Lyft live-streamed hundreds of riders on Twitch without their consent
An Uber and Lyft driver in St. Louis, Missouri has given around 700 rides since March 2018, and nearly all of them have been live-streamed on Twitch, without passenger consent. In a lengthy report, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch detailed the actions of Jason Gargac, a 32-year ride-hailing driver who took advantage of Missouri’s one-party consent laws to build up a Twitch following by live-streaming passengers — including children. At times, Gargac has inadvertently revealed the full names of his riders and what their homes and neighborhoods looked like on his channel, under the online handle “JustSmurf.”
Gargac isn’t the first driver to live stream his or her...
Hey y'all. I am a total noob at rideshare (I did my first ride this a.m., in fact). I would appreciate some advice/clarification on the rules of picking up a pax who is not the person shown on the ping. I read through the Beginner's Wiki on these forums and the Uber literature. I am still not sure what exactly the rules are.
FYI, the particular situation that arose was the following
I got a ping from Dude. I arrive at location. Teenage looking dude tries to enter my vehicle without greeting me (my doors are locked). I was trying to greet him, but it took a bit for him to realize I wanted to check to make sure he was the name on the account. He told me his uncle requested the ride for him. I asked him if unclewas coming with us, to which the answer was negative. I informed him I could not accept himas a passenger without the person whose name is on the account.
Now, this is where I am unsure what the rule is. I know pax can request a ride for a friend, but aren't they supposed...
Here's the thing... took a pax from AP to New York City. Girlfriend went to sleep in the 1st 3 minutes of the ride. The guy asked if he could just stop at Micky's D, now I never stop unless it's my last ride and they promise not to eat in the car.... Well I broke my own rule since it was going to be a long ride and he did not seem too drunk just buzzed. He did say he'll tip me good for this long ride...
Ok good trip no traffic even through the Holland tunnel (we were going to the village). As they are getting out I look back to remind them to check for phones etc. Well I see this mess (pictures below). Food wrappers and right in the middle of the back seat between where they were sitting a small amount of puke (tiny puddle). The girl had done it during the ride, I never heard her.
So I get home about to hit him with a cleaning fee and I see the $100 tip. The...
Anyone have big toe swollen from excessive driving? How do you handle it?
So I kinda have ocd when it comes to my windows being clean ,in any car I'm in .. And since I bought this car I for the life of me can't get the windows clean without streaks ! I've done every little trick I've watched, read ,learned. ..Bought so much stuff guaranteed, streak free, blah blah ...At my wits end ,almost to tears with these damn windows ! Any advice?
New York City’s taxi commission is considering new pay rules for drivers for Uber and other ride-hailing apps — a move that would make it the first major American city to regulate driver pay rates amid growing complaints about low wages in the industry.
The initial proposal, which will be outlined in a study to be released on Monday, would establish a minimum rate for drivers of $17.22 an hour after expenses. The policy would increase driver earnings by about 22.5 percent on average, or $6,345 per year, for those who would get increases under the proposal, according to the study by two independent economists.
The rules seek to address a problem at the heart of...
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