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Other than not accepting any rides with ratings other than 4.91-4.99...
Call them ! That's it. Sounds simple, right ? And it is. Just call them right away every time.... Tell them you just wanted to make sure you were in the right place.
But of course the real reason is, because if they sound like a drunk, belligerent, ,mentally challenged.... Or even the slightest bit arrogant.... Or rude... OR, if they have a bunch of drunken idiots friends trying to interrupt them on the phone...
Hit the cancel button quickly, and grab another ride to try again.
Who here can't tell by how a person talks if it's going to be a good, smooth ride or not ???
Once again, sorry Uber. But they don't pay me enough to deal with drunken idiots.
Jesus, I wish these people all just smoked weed. They would be so much easier to deal with.
I was offline (of course) and a gal pulled out from a parallel parking spot and hit me. Fortunately, my door molding took almost all of the damage, so I wasn't going to report it because I don't carry comprehensive or collision on my car, only liability. I knew I could fix it for less than $50 once the weather warms up.
I didn't even get mad at her and simply asked if she was ok and exchanged insurance info with her. However, the next day, my insurance company calls me to tell me that she filed against my policy and said I hit her while she was backing into her spot.
I forwarded the dash cam footage to my insurance company and gave them permission to pursue an insurance fraud claim against her and her insurance company. The next day, I receive this email from her insurance company...
followed by this check...
So my dash cam has already paid for itself 10 times over.
Uber pay attention...
Tampa Bay is in it's season now...
We are getting all tourists...
And a Grand Pre and Spring Break...
So what does Uber do...???
Raised the pax rates...
Butt....NOT THE DRIVER'S RATES...!!!
WHO IS DRIVING THIS TRAIN....????
Sorry for yelling....butt....
This is insane...!!!
Raise the driver's rates...!!!
Monkey rant over...8>O
PS. Pardon me while I scream...
Yesterday i got gurl who was so drunk she fall asleep on back seat and would not wake up no matter how loud i speak to her or even sat her down shake her and she would not wake up.
Probably letting her smell liquid salammoniac would wake her up, but i had none on me.
What the best thing to do?
This is big. It's the kind of study a judge can't ignore when making a ruling.
Got this text yesterday from pax.
then received a phone call before I could cancel.
she was telling me she had set multiple stops in the app as were going back and forth to her new place a couple blocks down the road.
I couldn't help myself and started laughing. you're crazy if you think I'm doing that.
I'm Not Your Uhaul Lady.
she then tells me it's too much to rent a uhaul. I have 3 kids and their dad's won't help.
I have 3 kids also I say and dont really care. rent a uhaul.
wtf is wrong with people.
sad part is we all know some ant took the ride and helped her move.
A YouTuber named Ryan Is Drivingposts videos on his channel where he details his adventures as an Uberdriver. Usually, his customers just ask him to take them to Taco Bell or they talk to him about their Harambe body art.
But late last week, Ryan posted a video of a woman trying to nab a free ride. And the video might make you angry. It certainly infuriated Ryan.
The issue here is that, according to the video, the passenger canceled her ride in the middle of the ride. That means Ryan wouldn’t get paid for the trip, while the passenger would perhaps only have to pay a cancellation fee. These kinds of stories are littered through Reddit, but Ryan wouldn’t have it.
After Ryan and the woman angrily parted ways, he said he decided to post the video so he...
Uber's CEO Perfectly Shut Down Elon Musk's Attack With Just 1 Tweet
The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is not a fan of flying cars, as Dara Khosrowshahi recently learned.
self-driving cars are the future, and flying cars, and eventually self-flying cars. But Elon Musk thinks Hyperloops and tunnels with high-speed sleds to shortcut traffic are the way to go.
It's kind of interesting that a man who has made...
UberPool has long occupied a weird place in the ride-hailing company’s lineup of services. Riders love it because its so cheap, but drivers hate it because of the stress of ferrying multiple passengers to a variety of destinations. And the company’s executives are torn between the belief that UberPool best personifies their long-term mission of reducing the number of vehicles on the road and the millions of dollars in subsidies they need to spend in order to keep it running.
This week, Uber is formally launching a new type of carpooling service that aims to address many of these issues. It’s called Express Pool and it’s Uber’s first new product in three years. And for a company that’s built its entire business model on unsustainable and unprofitable levels of convenience, its unique in that, well, it’s...
I'm thinking about attaching this sign above my tip box to inform riders more. I only do rideshare on Sundays between 10am and 5pm now, but this is when the volume of riders are usually high. Would like to collect an average of 25 bucks of tips for gas in those 7 hrs.
Take a look and give me some feedback or tips to make it better.
Please hold overused sarcastic comments. Unless it is really good, then GO for it!
Uber Quarterly Sales Rose 61% to $2 Billion Amid Heavy Loss
Adjusted net revenue last quarter increased 61 percent to $2.22 billion from the same period in 2016. Meanwhile, the total value of fares grew to $11 billion that quarter. It was the first full quarter under Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over the troubled business in September.
Despite a turbulent year for the ride-hailing company, sales were $7.5 billion. But the company also posted a substantial loss of $4.5 billion. There are few historical precedents for the scale of its loss.
Uber isn’t publicly traded but has chosen to release select financial information to investors and the public in recent quarters. Last month, SoftBank Group Corp. led a $9.3 billion investment deal to make itself largest shareholder in the San Francisco-based company. The Japanese firm is betting that more people will choose to book rides through an app...
1. During the commute hours requests :30 after the hour or later have a very high chance of being short rides. The person is usually timing things so they get to work with about 5 minutes to spare. So if you must take a break this is usually the time to do it. Conversely trip requests before :20 after the hour often are fairly long runs during the commute hours. This is because the person is usually expecting the trip itself to take at least 20-30 minutes, thus they ping then as opposed to later.
2. When driving while online but without a request consider staying in the middle lane so that it is easier to swing in any direction suddenly should you get a ping and need to make a quick turn.
3. If the "person icon" and the pin do not agree it is usually a good idea to call and confirm where the customer is. If you do not see a person icon at all this is usually a pretty bad sign and you should definitely call. Sometimes it just means a third party requested the trip for...
Uber is forcing six-hour rest breaks on busy US drivers
To curb drowsy driving, the app goes offline after 12 hours on the road.
With its latest app update, Uber is forcing US drivers to take a six hour break after working 12 straight hours. The company implemented a similar feature in the UK earlier this year, but lets American drivers work two hours longer. The app will issue three warnings, starting after 10 hours of straight driving, before going offline and forcing drivers to stop. The aim is to put a halt to drowsy driving that causes 4,000 accidents a year, the company said in a...
Men who drive for Uber earn roughly 7 percent more per hour than women, according to a new study that examined over a million Uber drivers. Women were found to earn $1.24 per hour less than men, and also $130 less per week on average, in part because they tend to drive fewer hours.
The study, which was released today, was a collaboration between the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and Uber’s own economic team. Researchers examined earnings data from over 1.8 million drivers, of which roughly 27 percent were women.
The results are surprising, given that Uber has long argued that its algorithms that determine how much drivers earn are supposed to be blind to things like race, gender, and sexuality. The technology, however, did not take into account differences in driver behavior, which can vary between men and...
Everyone knows the axiom "only a fool does Pool" and different people have different opinions as to why it's not a good idea. But here, I'm going to show you, using numbers, why you should reject Pool (and Line) requests. Warning: mathematics will be used!
The first reason why you should reject Pool is obvious - the rate difference. X pays more than Pool. In SF, X pays me $0.968 per mile and Pool $0.928. X pays me $0.176 per minute and Pool $0.12. But we need to look at the sizes of the individual differences between the rates to get the full picture. Look at the small difference between the per mile rate of X ($0.968) and Pool ($0.928) - Pool pays just 4% less than X. Now look at the difference between the per minute rate of X ($0.176) and Pool ($0.12) - the difference between them is huge - Pool pays 32% less per minute than X.
Why did the geeks set only a small difference between the mileage rates and such a large difference between the time rates? Is it just some...
Just got my taxes done via TurboTax, with some help from my Quickbooks SE account. Finally done with this pain-in-the-butt process.
Ended up not paying a dime, nor owing anything (expenses and deductions surpassed earnings by a little over a $1,000.) Was hoping for a refund.
Drove all of 2017 full-time for both Uber and Lyft. San Diego, CA. I may post a separate thread on fun stats on miles, earnings, time spent online, etc.
The IRS deadline is today - we should have received our 1099s by now.
The safety of Uber passengers has been subject to distrust due to several incidents of assault by drivers in the past few years, with sexual crimes being topping the list. Within 2018 itself, there have been reported at least three cases from the US and England.
But, as Uber moves forward to turn its fortune around under the leadership of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, it is taking steps to ensure that users feel in-charge of their own security. Khosrowshahi, who was speaking at the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF), committed Uber to “truly stand for safety” and announced that it the company is developing a new mechanism to improve the...
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