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*Miami Doctor Breaks Silence: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...in-Uber-Scuffle-Breaks-Silence-366618251.html
*Update Woman is Anjali Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident Doctor with Jackson Health System and has been suspended pending an investigation.
http://www.local10.com/news/um-doctor-caught-on-camera-in-druken-uber-rage Happened in Miami Fl. This Uber driver deserves a medal for putting up with some random drunk that apparently thought he was her ride. She jumped in the back while he had passengers. When he told her he's not her ride she refused to take no for an answer confronting the driver and you can see where it goes from there.
Miami doctor who berated Uber driver in viral video is fired!...
What do you want to ask a support rep? I'll be doing 2 hour AMA blocks whenever I can. Fire away.
Late night riders have been telling me the driver has been accepting the ping, calling them, asking where they are going and then cancelling the ride if they don't like it. There are at most 1 or 2 other drivers in the area when I am rolling so I think it's the same one. F him, if I can roll the dice so can he. Last night's event turned out to be a good fare, and it left me in a place where I got a $90 fare next. This is a slow period in the area, school is out and summer travel hasn't started yet and last night I went 2 hours without a fare, I'm either taking what I can get or staying home. Can't believe somebody can not be deactivated for too much of that.
Of course, I did my part to F him by telling the passenger to lie to the driver next time, look at the map and tell him you are going back to where he is, or I gave him a list of other places to tell the driver he is going to ensure he will come out. "Hey, my friend called and told me he wasn't going to be there, so I decided...
Kzoo police ID suspect in deadly random shootings
TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Six people are dead and two seriously wounded after a shooter opened fire at three different locations in the Kalamazoo area over the course of nearly five hours Saturday night.
Michigan State Police on Sunday identified the four victims killed at one of the crime scenes, the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Texas Township, as:
- Mary Lou Nye, 63, of Baroda, Mich.
- Mary Jo Nye, 60, of Battle Creek
- Dorothy Brown, 74, of Battle Creek
- Barbara Hawthorne, 68, of Battle Creek
In a previous posting, several people misunderstood what I was saying and were accusing me of never giving out 5 stars. Many people kept asking me how to earn a 5 star. I am a regular uber rider, so I could probably give you some insight.
For starters, don't expect every rating to make sense or to be fair. When I was in college, my friends and I played a game where we would rate drivers based solely on their attractiveness. When we saw their profile pictures, we were already predicting what the rating was going to be. Nobody over 30 would ever get a 5 star. If somebody was bald or fat, they were out of luck. I am not boasting of this. This is something I did when I was immature, and I regret it now. And now my ratings are based solely on performance.
Here are some things that can help you get more stars and how to avoid the star deductions:
1. Offer your rider bottled water. Water is not an entitlement, but it is something we often enjoy. Just make sure it's not warm from sitting...
I had a nice, hardworking construction guy tonight in Abington going to Hanson. He said that because he doesn't have a license he uses Uber a lot to get to & from work when he needs to (often). However, he said that because his work is often in "remote" area (i.e.Abington) & his destination is also in a somewhat "remote" area (Hanson), he's annoyed that after he requests an Uber ride MANY TIMES the driver will call him & ask where his destination is! If they don't like what they hear, they cancel the trip. That's just not right. I hate to sound all goody-goody, but we're in the business of getting people to or from their destinations. Drivers shouldn't be calling potential passengers to see if the trip is "worth it". End of rant.
APRIL 21, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has long been embroiled in a debate over the status of its drivers: Should they be independent contractors or full-time employees?
Uber says that as independent contractors, its drivers get flexibility. Their freelancer status also lets the company sidestep the costs of full-time employees, including paying minimum wage and the employers’ share of Social Security. But labor groups and lawyers have argued that Uber drivers should be classified as employees to receive worker protections.
On Thursday, Uber moved a step closer to getting its way. The company reached a settlement in a pair of class-action lawsuits in...
Here's my experience from using uber.....
#1 ordered a uber, received an alert that the driver is 10 mins away. Fine, I wait about 4-5 minutes and receive a call from the driver asking me to cancel because he's too far and traffic is really bad at 8PM at night. Okay fine, I'll just request another driver...
#2 ordered a uber, driver accepts and she's less than 7 minutes away. Five minutes in I decided to wait by the front door for her arrival. Only to receive a call from her saying she ran out of gas, so cancel the trip.
Now I am pissed and just decided against drinks tonight and just drive my car instead.
Ordered a uber driver, he accepted and started going the opposite way, I call him and received no answer. I noticed about 3-4 minutes later that he canceled the trip.
Valentines day I ordered a uber for my mom. I reserved a nice spa for her, she lives a few towns over so I requested a uber for her. I called the driver to let her know it will be my mom...
Hi I've been driving uber for 2 years. I started out as an SUV driver now I drive Uberx. These new rates are directly affecting us and costing us more when we've already invested enough.
On the forums you hear most uber drivers are stupid and dumb, and would work against us in a strike. I was there when uber backed down to NYC SUV drivers. We only need a few good men. A few of us can make a huge difference.
If you're focused on failure you will fail, but as of now I am committed to striking against uber on a specified date and if you want to help organizing with me write me a message.
I won't.....I have a feeling upcoming major improvements will screw the drivers.....lol
Uber passenger offered me $500 to have 'fun' with him (illegal) and wouldn't get out of my car. Guess he didn't care about the dashcam and posted video recording notices clearly visible in my car. It is not uncommon for passengers to tip up to $50 on very long rides, which is the only reason I offered to break his larger bill. The fastest and safest way to remove people from my vehicle is to deescalate the situation. I behaved the way I did in order to diffuse the situation without confrontation. Yes, I had easy access to a personal defense item.
And according to Uber's 'Legal' section on 'Community Guidelines': no you're not supposed to ask.
"Physical contact with the driver or fellow riders. As our community guidelines make clear, you shouldn’t touch or flirt with other people in the car. As a reminder, Uber has a no sex rule. That’s no sexual conduct with drivers or fellow riders, no matter what."
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
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First a little intro:
I've been a full time Lyft/Uber driver for 9 months in Phoenix Arizona. In that time, I've completed over 3300 rides, over 300 cancellations, and averaged anywhere from $15-$25 an hour each week. I've also gone through two rate cuts on Uber, as well as an incentive cut on Lyft. Over time, I've developed ways to fight back against Uber's cuts and lies, and would like to share my techniques with you. I realize that many of you are already doing some of these things, however, I would like to share these in a cohesive and systematic way, so that we can work together to fight back and stand up to Uber's lies and tyranny.
The most obvious way to fight back is not to drive for Uber at all. I know that many of you have either started to focus on Lyft more, or perhaps other platforms, or have quit entirely. Some of you only drive during surges. These are effective methods for an individual, however, we all know that Uber still banks on a steady stream...
With its new time out policy of putting drivers on the naughty step for not accepting pings, Uber shows that it favors the stick approach with drivers instead of the carrot.
At the same time, Uber claims that we drivers are actually its customers. I wonder, if Uber went into the restaurant business, whether it would use the same approach. The customer, in theory, would have free choice of the items offered by the restaurant and could reject menu items that he /she did not want.
In reality though, the waiter would offer some dishes which would be more costly and less desirable. If the waiter cannot shift these less desirable dishes it will mean lost revenue for the restaurant and lower efficiency. So he offers them to his customers. If they refuse them, he says, "You have refused two of the dishes I have offered. I take this to mean that you are not hungry. You will now be removed from the restaurant and denied reentry for 30 minutes. At the end of that time, if you change your...
I picked up a female rider this morning in the wee hours. Firstly she had placed the pin on the other side of the neighborhood from where she actually was. When she called I could hear her slurring through the phone as she tried to clarify her location. I finally located her and got her into the car.
When I verified the destination address she had put into the app (which was obviously a residence) she said she had changed her mind and gave me the address of a strip club she had left her car at instead. Since it was 4 in the morning, I was pretty sure the place was not open. I inquired if she was meeting someone there and she said she was going to get her car and drive home (around 15 miles from the club).
I spent pretty much the entire ride trying to convince her that this was a terrible idea. I mentioned the possibility of DUI, hurting herself or someone else and was quickly dismissed with a "oh I have been doing this for over 8 years. It will be fine."
It really bothered me...
Took UberPool to work today. Driver must not have noticed I had selected pool until a second request comes through. He asks me if i selected pool and I answered truthfully. He proceeded to pull the car over and told me to exit the vehicle since he doesnt 'do Uber Pool.'
Didn't want to get into a fight so i exited the vehicle, opened the Lyft app and got another ride to work.
Driver drove another mile down 2nd avenue then cancelled the ride. Once I got the email saying the ride was over i went into the app, gave 1* and explained my dissatisfaction. Uber responded in 3 minutes and cancelled the charge for that ride.
I can understand some drivers may not like pool, but kicking a pax out for using it is horsesh--.
Hello everyone. Just to give you guys an idea of what occurred to me..let me explain.. I financed a car in JAN 2017. Passed Lyfts Background check... drove 2 months.. 4.9 rating - 400 rides...
Boston Globe just published a piece. I am the guy in the photo in the article. I did this for all of the drivers that got kicked out. I feel your pain. Its scary to lose your source of income. Its worst when you tied yourself up into financial obligations due to UBER/LYFT. Examples - Purchased a car to ride share/ Purchased a home due to stable income from Lyft/Uber. This is really ridiculous. People from other states MUST take notice. Other states are considering to implement the same laws. 8,200 lost they jobs. Not all are bad people.
Purchased/Financed car in JAN 2017 To Lyft.
Received Email From DPU - Failed
License suspension last 7 YEARS!!! I got my license suspended 5 years ago. Tickets consist of the following Driving without my license on me - Driving with a...
Now that this post has grown and Been "featured/famous".....
There are multiple versions of the sign available to print, and the PSD Photoshop file listed if you browse the many pages of information and comedy!
Here is my signage with simplified wording and Uber appearance graphics.
Also see digital marketing tip sign
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