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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...
I wish this site offered posts that were stickys (sp?). Meaning it could/would be placed at the top of any forum page so that readers would always see it. I think this would be a valuable post for everyone to read before they post to complain about how much a percentage Uber is taking from the fare.
The complaint usually along the lines of “I can’t believe Uber is taking 55%! I thought it would be 25%. Uber is ripping us off!”. At risk of sounding like a shill, no matter how much Uber receives from the fare, unless there is a specific issue with that fare, they are always paying you exactly the way you agreed for them to pay you.
Let me explain. In every market there has always been a posted per mile/minute fare. Currently, in my market (Boston) its $1.35 per mile/$0.21 per minute. Depending on when you started driving for Uber, they either take 20% or 25% of that mile/min fare for commission. In my case, it’s 20%. Therefore I get paid $1.08 per mile and $0.168 per...
I thought I would mention it as it is probably important to many of us who are older and do this full time.
Here is an excerpt from a patent Uber made in regards to their dispatch system:
Here is that entire paragraph along with the previous and following paragraph from the patent for contextual purposes (with my own emphasis added) :
New to driving? Have a couple thousand trips? Or are you a true OG driver?
Drive during the day? Or are you a bar troll?
After 8k+ trips (4.94 Uber/4.99 Lyft)
I recommend the following:
0. Phone charger. If you need explanation, life isn't for you.
1. BAKING SODA. No matter what liquid. It neutralizes the acids in body fluids (think puke and urine), absorbs ANY liquid and combats stains and odors. Pour this on any spill IMMEDIATELY and it'll save you a lot of hassle. Vacuums up like a dream.
Keep this in your car at all times.
Even if it's just a water spill, using this immediately can prevent future mold and mildew on your seats.
This week alone I've had 2 before 9pm, and thanks to baking soda I was able to get back on the road in less than an hour. $150 cleaning fee and minimal lost wages.
2. Paper towels. For...
Man was drinking, decided to get his underage son a Lyft home instead of drive. Didn't like the looks of the driver, so he gave his boy a gun for protection.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Police in southwestern Indiana say a man who didn't like the appearance of a Lyft driver gave his 14-year-old son a loaded gun for a ride home.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says the father, Adam Meece, has been charged with neglect and providing a gun to a child.
TV station WFIE says Meece told police that he had been drinking alcohol Tuesday night and...
Anyone else get this in their market? And for the 3 of you who have an acceptance rate over 80%, what do you think?
Seems to me to be another Uber Screwjob to get drivers to raise their acceptance rates in hopes of getting a carrot tossed their way, kind of like the long pick up fee. I see no real benefit to the drivers since it essentially means accepting every ping that comes your way; crappy rating, long pick up's, $3.00 trips, etc.. Keep your 25+ notification, Uber. I'll stick with the 45+.
I'm about to ask you something that I know is pretty subjective and opinion based, so I realize you can only give me subjective and opinion based answers here.
In a nut shell I want to ask how you guys would personally rate and interact with me if I were your passenger given my personal circumstances, and if you can, tell me how I can improve my rating and/or interactions with you and drivers like you. Apologies in advance that this is pretty long, but I truly appreciate you reading it.
I want to try Uber or Lyft for the first time. The catch? I happen to be blind. The possible problem for you as a driver is that I have to ask you for assistance at both ends of the trip. Hopefully the upside is that I can make up for it through ratings, tips and overall conduct. So here's how I'm going to sell myself. Please rate me as if I really was your passenger and you had this experience with me.
First, the assistance I would have to ask for.
If you were picking me up at a...
These two phrases are the most overused, unnecessary, cringe-worthy statements on this site. People throw them out as "advice" but I think they just like making others feel shitty.
"Driving rideshare isn't the job for you"
"People shouldn't drive rideshare full time"
This job is probably the wrong gig for 70% of those doing it. Yes, some love it, but not many. It gets old pretty fast. It's tough. It can be stressful. It's physically exhausting. And when you HAVE to do it, it's even harder. When it's something you don't need to do, for some reason it seems easier.
And most of the people driving full time understand that driving for Uber, Lyft, etc, is basically untenable for extended periods. Physically, emotionally, psychologically......it's rough. But people have bills to pay, families to support, apartments and homes to live in, all of which require MONEY.
So, try to remember: those driving full time are doing it to LIVE. To put food on the table, to have cell...
Enough is enough of these scumbag companies including Uber, Lyft, doordash, postmates, etc hiding destinations from supposed independent contractor drivers.
Each trip we take is a business deal, and as supposed ICs, we have a right to know the pertinent information BEFORE agreeing to the deal.
Instead, only one party (fuber,etc) has the info and hides it from the other party (the drivers) .
This yet another example of the ways we're treated like poorly paid employees who get no benefits rather than ICs.
Combine this with the bad pay and overall disrespect we get, and something's gotta be done.
An important point to remember is that hiding destinations enables these scumbag companies to pay garbage rates.
Knowing destinations in advance would FORCE these companies to pay decent pay rates.
Along with knowing destinations in advance, as ICs we should be able to accept or decline trips WITHOUT penalty.
We can do something. Contact your local, state,county, and federal...
New York City’s struggling yellow cabbies are facing the auction block.
A record 139 taxi medallions will be offered for sale in bankruptcy auction this month — the latest sign that a deluge of ride-sharing apps like Uber are squeezing cabbies out of business and deeper into debt, as well as pinching the incomes of for-hire drivers, according to analysts.
The medallions will be auctioned for a fraction of their original value — some likely having cost their owners as much as $1 million or more apiece.
A minimum of 20 will be sold, the auctioneers say. The collection is part of the 13,587 licensed...
We already knew surge was going away.
Looks like they're making sure that it does
HONOLULU — Honolulu leaders planned to vote Wednesday on a measure that would limit prices charged by ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft during peak demand, what the companies say would be the first restriction of its kind in the United States.
The measure would prevent “surge pricing” if increased rates are higher than the maximum fare set by the city. Uber sent emails to customers across the island of Oahu, which is where the rates would apply, urging them to oppose the rules that would impose “outdated taxi-style requirements on rideshare.”
Dara Khosrowshahi got hired by the investors to deliver to them an IPO at $120 billion Uber valuation.
Some of his BS:
"We are a company that is going to be defining urban mobility going forward, and really what we working right now is to build out the safest mobility platform on earth."
"Uberizing the freight brokerage business is incredibly interesting. We'll do it for lower margins, and the dollars will go in the pockets of the shippers, and all the truckers and we will make some money as well. if you take that forward in the age of automation, where trucks are driven autonomously at least on a highway, you get to a pretty interesting business in the B to B space as well. So, again, that's another bet that we're making, but the early results are actually pretty encouraging for us. " (Yeah right, if you consider the fatal accident in Tempe, where Elaine Herzberg was killed by an Uber self driving car, is very encouraging Dara. Very...
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