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What do you want to ask a support rep? I'll be doing 2 hour AMA blocks whenever I can. Fire away.
I know in the Uber videos they show drivers wearing a suit and tie, but that seems more like an Uber Black/SUV thing. Personally I don't wear a suit unless someone's getting married, or put in the ground. In any case you want to be comfortable while driving without looking like a slob.
I tend to wear a clean pair of jeans with a fifties style button up shirt. What do you guys and gals wear while driving?
I like it when passengers sit in the front seat. They are friendlier, talk more often and usually rate 5 stars. I do hint that it's ok to sit in front by removing my bag from the front seat before the passenger gets in. And every time I get 3 passengers, I say that one can sit up front.
I like when I get airport rides, because then I have a good reason to require the passenger sit in front.
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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!...
The next time you request a ride through Uber, you might wind up waiting longer than expected.
Received: December 11, 2015,
Beginning today, the next time you log onto the Uber app, you will receive a pop-up notification about a new driver-partner agreement. You will be prompted to accept the new agreement before you can continue to go online and begin accepting trips. However, you have the option to opt-out of certain provisions after accepting the agreement, as explained further in the agreement itself. This agreement governs your relationship with Rasier, so it is important that you read it.
This agreement has an updated arbitration provision, among other changes and updates.
We have provided a link to a copy of the agreement below for you to view.
Some recent posts on a popular travel forum. This is exactly why I have said drivers putting up tip signs are just asking for 1-star ratings, or for passengers to contact Uber to report you.
Today, I got into an UberX in the Los Angeles area and the driver had sign on the back of the front passenger seat of his car soliciting tips. I regret not taking a picture of the sign because in my 200+ rides this is the first time I have ever experienced just aggressive tip solicitation. The driver had a 4.7 rating.
He spent most of ride telling me about how awful Uber is to drivers and how they have cut fares by 43% in the area and how he relies on tips just to get by. It was the most awkward Uber ride I have ever had. I did not give the guy a tip.
Post #2 (in reply to #1):
I would absolutely 1-star that ride....
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
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...
This may have been addressed in a previous thread already, but I'm really looking for advice.
I was in an accident during a Lyft ride yesterday where a teenager who didn't know how to drive in SF tried making an illegal u-turn in front of me without looking for oncoming traffic in the opposite direction (I was already in the intersection when he began his u-turn), and we of course collided. He was completely at fault, and admitted he was at fault in front of the police officers while they were filing the report. The police did mention to me that my car was most likely going to be totaled (I had a 2012 VW GTI that was in perfect condition, and only had 58,000 miles on it), but the repair shop I had it towed to said they'd be able to repair it.
My personal insurance won't have anything to do with it since I had two Lyft passengers in my car at the time, so I'm having to rely on Lyft's insurance.
I'm wondering if anyone was in a similar situation and what the outcome was. Lyft is...
detroit is now at 30 cents a mile.... How can anyone justify that.... If you think your city isn't next watch what happens.
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.
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
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...
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'm a lawyer when I'm not driving for Lyft (and when I can get clients), and one of the areas I practice in is bankruptcy law.
This past week I was sitting around waiting with clients to be heard by the trustee at the "meeting of creditors." Every person who declares bankruptcy (and his attorney) has to meet with the trustee overseeing his case in a meeting that lasts a few minutes. The meeting is public, creditors can appear and ask questions (though rarely do), and the other people waiting their turn usually sit watching the proceedings. Trustees hear about 10 cases each hour so the meetings are quick.
Anyway, I sat through a total of about 20 cases (not including mine) and, of those 20, three of them featured a Debtor (the person who filed for bankruptcy) who drives for Uber! That is to say, 3 of the 20 or so bankruptcy cases I saw were filed by Uber drivers.
I thought it was pretty remarkable.
PAX: So, are you from around here?
Driver: No, I flew in from my beach home in Jamaica to drive you around for $0.75/mi.
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