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Sorry to mention this, but spraying chemicals in your car, then sitting there and breathing them in, is not good. Actually, very bad for us...
Ingredients Found in Febreze
The following is a list of only some of the chemicals that were identified with the EWG test conducted on Febreze Air Effects air freshener. All of them are toxic to humans .
- BHT – BHT is an endocrine disruptor, neurotoxin and causes toxicity in non-reproductive organs, immune system and irritates both lungs and eyes.
- Fragrance – This ingredient is listed, but this still doesn’t change the fact that it is an immunotoxin, neurotoxin and allergen.
- Acetaldehyde – Acetaldehyde has been linked to cancer and it is known as a strong toxin that affects immunity, reproduction and development. In addition it irritates the eyes, lungs and skin....
I knew it was a pay cut but its worse than I thought. Did 4 trips and made 20% less than I used to. $6.99 for a 5.3 miles trip. Its been really slow today prob because many drivers actually thought they were getting a raise. If I didnt have my quest I would quit today. Im going to see how this week goes because Im not even sure it will be worth it with the quest. If you arent getting good boost/quest you really have no choice but to find another gig.
The Verge reports:
Uber’s new panic button is now live in the US
Dial 911 directly from the app
In April, Uber announced that it would be adding a direct way for riders to call 911 within its app in an effort to boost its flagging safety reputation. Today, the company is making that new feature live and fully operational across the US.
The emergency button is located in a new “safety center” menu that is easily accessible from the app’s home screen, giving riders a quick way to contact first responders in the event that something goes wrong during...
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
Know what I have really had just enough of lately? Paxholes in gated communities who do not text you the entry code PRIOR to you arrival, and of course your not close enough for the timer to initiate! GRRRR
Yeah, I'm talkin 'bout you, Valerie!
This 'effin witch answers my call with major attitude as if I am inconveniencing her! Then she proceeds to give me the incorrect code!!!
Then it happened....I snapped and just drove off. Let that POS cancel, not me! I knew nothing good at this point would materialize from allowing that gunt in my car. The good news is that Lyft still awarded me the cancel fee.
So who else has had enough of this same shyte?
Basically unless I get a long trip it is $5-$10 an hour gross. Some days it is very bad and $3 an hour. I often find myself saying "Oh I'll probably go out there and earn $20 for 5 hours" and so I just stay home on couch instead.
Also I am starting to HATE the typical demographic in my area where it is a $3-4 ride with a tip unlikely. I mean I am to the point where I will do anything to avoid these people including refusing the ping, working a different area when they usually request, or just turning off the app for a while at that time. If I get the same person like this twice a week I actually get very angry!
The pay to the driver is too low and the oversaturation of drivers is at ridiculous levels. It has been over a week since I took a ping!
This was just posted on theChive website. Glad they can get the word out on what makes a sh*tty pax.
If you’ve used a ride-share app more than, let’s say 10 times, you probably have at least one negative story to tell about it. Maybe it was something simple like the car smelling like baked urine. Maybe it was something more complex, like when my driver got out of the car to fist-fight a bicyclist who punched the side of his car, only to slip on wet concrete and break his collarbone. Sometimes, shit happens when you use a ride-share.
But do you ever stop to think about what it’ like day-in and day-out for the driver? Drivingtests.org did, and they decided to survey over 400 ride-sharing drivers to find out the nitty-gritty details of what it’s like. From irritating habits that cause them to thrash your rating, to small services they provide to boost their own — it’s all below.”...
In March I posted a topic explaining how uber deactivated my account unfairly and that I filed a claim for unemployment benefits and was awarded. As of May 8th I passed my phone interview and was given the greenlight to start receiving benefits of $395 per week. If any former or part-time uber/lyft drivers need advise on how to turn your 1040s into wages to start recieving benefits please let me know. Attached award letter for further proof.
Published: May 7, 2018
A metro Atlanta Uber driver said a passenger left a cell phone in her car.
“When I found the phone, being that the office is so far, I normally wait until I get a collection of things because people leave things all the time, so I could make one trip,” the driver, who did not want to be identified said.
A few weeks later, she said she dropped the phone off at the Uber office near Clairmont Road.
“At that time we didn’t have anything in place where you could contact the rider and give them their phone back,” she said.
She said in February of 2017, she received a text message from someone claiming to be a detective looking for the phone.
“I told them the phone is at Uber,” she explained. “They said that they had contacted Uber and there was...
MILWAUKEE — Should Uber drivers in Milwaukee be allowed to carry concealed weapons? One man is raising that question after the ride-sharing service fired him.
It all began in the early-morning hours in Brown Deer. An Uber driver, who asked to be referred to by only his first name, Stan, picked up a passenger.
"From the time he got in my car, he was whispering on the phone," Stan recalled.
Stan said the man wanted to make a stop, but Stan refused.
"Something just didn't feel right," Stan said.
When Stan arrived at the destination on Boehlke Avenue he said the passenger refused to get out of the car. Then, Stan heard the man speak some troubling words over the phone....
I will start:
Not taking pools
So it looks like Uber has put me in some sort of time-out, ever since I started turning down every single pool ride for the past month. The low-quality rides I'm getting from Uber now is noticeable: keeps me trapped in DT for hours with short trips, if long trips into the subs no pings to get out, keeps dragging me back to DT when I just drove away from, regular rides in surge areas. Anybody experiencing this?.
I'm interested in getting opinions about Pool. Yes? or No?
While I agree many pool rides can be quite discomforting, I go ahead and take them anyway for the following reasons:
1. They tend to be longer rides which means less wait time between rides, less deadheading, etc., and that adds up to a bigger bottom line at the end of the evening.
2. Instead of having to make small talk with a PAX and act fake interested in their life, I can just tune them out and let them fight among themselves while I just sit back and drive. Pool riders don't expect the full UBER experience.
3. Cheaper rides for customers means more riders and more business for everybody.
4. I like the idea of less cars on the road, less carbon monoxide and other pollutants and greenhouse gasses, less global warming, less traffic, etc.
(Disclaimer: self-admitted nature loving, Mother-Nature-Justice-Warrior/Do-Gooder. One of the soy people.)
I'd be interested in knowing any other takes on Pool. Positive or negative.
What do you do?
Had one this morning who got in right after the five minute wait time. Apparently her daughter threw up. I tried to sympathize by saying my son wasn't feeling well recently either, but beyond that I didn't know what to say. I asked how her day was going otherwise and the response was not exactly positive.
Then "every breath you take" came on my Journey Pandora station. She started sniffling. Oh dear.
Dropped her off and said "have a good day". 4* for wait time.
In a pilot program launching soon, Uber will begin obscuring riders’ exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history displayed to drivers. Instead, it will display a broader location area.
The change is intended to enhance rider privacy and safety, the first of several upcoming changes Uber is making to limit the exposure of users’ location data.
Currently, Uber drivers are given a record of the precise drop-off and pickup addresses in their trip history. The addresses are stored indefinitely in a driver’s trip history, which enables them go back at any time and look at a rider’s address. That data is maintained even if a rider deletes their...
Effing huge! It's a good thing I don't actually have to see out of my windows or anything, Dara.
This new one is almost twice the size of the old one and I thought the old one created too much of a blind spot. I only display when legally required, but I don't know how this new monstrosity can even be considered legal.
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