Got my first deactivation warning...

vesolehome

Well-Known Member
After getting this warning, I took a week off because of the shite rides I had after the warning. Went back out tonight for 3 1/2 hours. Made $13. Thanks Uber for forcing me to take all rides or face losing you as a "partner". Two of my rides tonight netted me under $3 each but both took me 10 minutes to pick them up and drop them off 2 miles later.
 

UbeRoBo

Well-Known Member
I'm new and just got accepted. Hope to start driving next week. What info do you get along with the ping before you hit accept? If you let the ping time out and don't accept it does that count against you? Why would someone accept and then ACRO as opposed to just not accepting the ping? I assume you get additional info after you accept the ping and I was curious as to what the additional info is. Thanks all. RoBo
 

Coachman

Well-Known Member
After getting this warning, I took a week off because of the shite rides I had after the warning. Went back out tonight for 3 1/2 hours. Made $13. Thanks Uber for forcing me to take all rides or face losing you as a "partner". Two of my rides tonight netted me under $3 each but both took me 10 minutes to pick them up and drop them off 2 miles later.

If you only made $13 in 3-1/2 hours you've got a much bigger problem than your acceptance rating.
 

xr650r

Member
If I turn my driver app on I usually accept %90 percent of the rides or shut it off.Last weekend I did a late saturday night/sunday morning and got a ping saying it was 22 minutes out and I was right by my house-I didnt take that one.FYI-Uber is run by a computor.The worker drones at Uber follow its orders.Example-if all of the drivers in your area have a %99 acceptence rate and you come up with a %89 when the weekly reports are spit out of a printer-The people at the bottem of the list get an email even if you are doing a fair enough job.Uber is like a casino-the house always wins.
 

vesolehome

Well-Known Member
If you only made $13 in 3-1/2 hours you've got a much bigger problem than your acceptance rating.
Trust me, I get the pay is horrible. My point was, in the past I would pass on rides where the pick up was a grocery store that was 10 minutes or more away. That normally would lend to someone shopping and going home. Well, I had that last night because I have to get my acceptance rate up. Restaurant pick-ups on weeknights are the same. I had two of those. Yes, I know the pay sucks. Choices, choices...
 

vesolehome

Well-Known Member
I'm new and just got accepted. Hope to start driving next week. What info do you get along with the ping before you hit accept? If you let the ping time out and don't accept it does that count against you? Why would someone accept and then ACRO as opposed to just not accepting the ping? I assume you get additional info after you accept the ping and I was curious as to what the additional info is. Thanks all. RoBo
I gave some examples in the post above, but if you drive over 10 mintues away, you're wasting gas and time. If you take lower rated drivers, there's usually a reason for it. I had someone give oral sex in the back of my car. I had someone ride on Uber promo codes who had me end the trip every 15 minutes and he'd request me again. The problem, we drove to a rural area and after a few promo codes were up his app couldn't find me anymore. I could have dropped him off there or kept going. I kept going another 15 miles with no pay. He had a really low rating. Uber will tell you that if you don't take these rides, they will end the "partnership". My favorite, when I emailed Uber and they said, "we've got your back". Right!
Welcome to Uber. Hope you enjoy your experience.
 

vesolehome

Well-Known Member
image.jpg This cracks me up. They market to new drives pick up who you want and go where you want. But once you're driving for them the threaten you to take everyone or you can't drive for them.
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Another Uber Driver

Well-Known Member
Moderator
Some drivers, especially the former taxi guys like the short trips and this system would actually help them getting more back to back localized action.

but currently that intelligence can't be communicated to dispatch and results in these two driver getting the opposite of what they want.


The drawback to the short ones is this: Safe Ride Fee. If I run three six dollar trips, Uber takes its $1,65 Safe Ride Fee from each one, then takes twenty per-cent of what is left, which leaves me $10,44. If I run one fifteen dollar trip, Uber takes only one $1,65 Safe Ride Fee which leaves me almost the same money $10,68. I can pick up and run the one trip in less time than it takes me to pick up, run and drop all three of the six dollar trips. I might be able to do all three in the same time when the Moon is in the Seventh House, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, that is, When I drop trip one, the pickup for trip two is the same address or next door and the passenger is at the kerb as I pull up; the same for trip three. Ain't often that happens, though; not here, at least. Conversely, really I do not want an UberX trip that is over twenty five dollars unless it is from one side of the City to the other, and even then, that is pushing it. Even a twenty dollar trip is pushing it. I make the best money on the twelve to fifteen dollar trips. All of this is on Base Fare, of course. All of the above goes straight out the window under Surge Pricing.


Yes it can, it is called "voice dispatch". Sadly, few do this, anymore. Digital/Computer/Satellite/GPS based call assignment is what it is, these days. For ownership, it saves the cost of an expensive, qualified dispatcher (and it saves ownership the headache of dealing with one). It gets out the work, which both ownership, drivers and consumers like. All that ownership cares is that the work goes out. While it can be corrupted, it is harder to sustain the corruption, as computers do leave tracks.



BTW, why would a taxi driver come to an Uber forum and be a shill for Uber?

It seems to me that taxi companies would be sending their people here to promote lawsuits, foster dissent, and stir up trouble.


I am a taxi driver, as well as an UberX driver. We have Uber Taxi here, so I use it in the cab. I would not come here to shill for Uber. I will give Uber credit where it is due. I will state that I like Uber Taxi and that it has been a major help to me. At the same time, I will not hesitate to render unto Uber the brickbats that it so richly deserves when deserved.

I do not throw brickbats at Uber just to stir up trouble. I hurl the brickbats when they are deserved. Paying a driver $1,06 per mile and forcing him to keep up his car out of that and expecting that he will turn a fair profit deserves a brickbat. Bringing ground transportation for hire to people who never could get it before, but wanted it, deserves a kudo.
 

Jace

Active Member
After dropping of riders in Morristwon last night (Sat) I received a request from Far Hills @ 27 min which I ignored and continued driving. The irksome thing about it is that I received the same request @ 26 min then again @ 25 min away after which I was bounced offline for the requisite 10 min. I didn't sweat it though because there was NO WAY I was gonna drive that far for a pick up!
 

bitonio

New Member
Uber's not happy with my acceptance percentage. Anyone get this before? I guess they are going to force me, an independent contractor, how many rides I must accept to keep driving for them. I guess I'll have to drive 20 minutes to take someone a mile. As long as Uber makes their money off my loss.
You are 100% right about that. They will be quick to contact you about ratings or low acceptance rate, but when you email us hem about any issues and I mean serious issues, the answer is alway a copy paste template that they all use. That is one cushy customer service job they have.
Believe it or not I caught a couple in the third row having oral sex, I reported it to Uber. Th answer I got was sorry that the rider disrespected your vehicle, seriously. It did no matter to them and they did not reply to any other emails concerning this situation. I am suptised they did not ask me if I offered water, gum and a hot towel.
Yesterday, I had to cancel a trip because they were seven of them and the gentleman had a glass o B52 in his hand. I was helping the girls to get out of the third row and the guy accused me of touching the young girls like if I was some sick pervert. Again uber sent a reply to my complaint with a copy paste template that I have seen at least a dozen times.

It is all about the money, we are dispensable. They'll cut you or me off and 10 more will join happy as hell making pennies.
 

simonuk

New Member
It won't show up on your ledger..... but not because it never registered in Uber's system that you canceled it. It doesn't show up on your ledger for the same reason non-accepted requests don't show up on your ledger. The reason they don't is every rider request is given a record with a unique ID in the Uber database, and the record cannot be assigned to two drivers at once. When you cancel within 15 seconds, the request gets forwarded to next closest driver, just like a non-accepted request does.

All the records that show up on a drivers ledger at only the records that the driver was the last driver assigned the record. That means completed trips show up and cancels that never got forwarded to another driver. Cancels that got forwarded to another driver and requests that never got accepted never show up on the drivers ledger because the driver was not the last driver assigned the record.

Cancels that get forwarded to the next driver affect the drivers cancellation rate just like non-accepted requests affect the drivers acceptance rate. People here who claim Uber only knows about the cancels that appear on the driver's ledger are idiots. Of course Uber knows about the cancels that don't show up, just like they know about the pings the driver never accepted that aren't on the ledger either.

I could not understand what you're trying to say.
Im sure it makes sense to you but man , i wish you would reword it lol
 

KMANDERSON

Well-Known Member
Rating has a lot to do with my acceptance. I just had a girl blow a guy in my backseat this weekend while their friend rode shotgun chatting with me the entire time. I rated them a 1. I should have stopped the ride but I'm newer and was t sure how to handle.
Now Uber tells me I can't work for them if I don't take low rates riders who perform oral sex in your backseat. Oh and if I stopped them, I get a 1 rating and uber won't reverse that either.
It your car not uber you set the rules
 

vicdella80

Member
How would you feel if you went to the dentist and sat in his chair and he took a look in your mouth and said "I'm sorry, you only have one cavity. I was hoping for a patient with major dental work. I'm going to cancel this appointment now. Bye."
a dentist makes a ton more money and has more say in how much to charge you. plus the dentist almost always is his/her own boss and won't get fired for turning down a customer. you are quite the shill.
 

vicdella80

Member
If Contractor 2 agreed to do your patio at $50 per hour, and when his contract labor arrived they told you to forget it because the job isn't big enough, you'd be pissed. And rightly so.

As drivers, we're not the general contractor. We're the subcontractor. The hired help.

that's not even close to what's happening here...no one is showing up at a PAX's pickup spot and turning them away.
 

JimS

Well-Known Member
that's not even close to what's happening here...no one is showing up at a PAX's pickup spot and turning them away.
No. Drivers just cancel rides when the pax texts them where they are. Please. There are a LOT of drivers with poor customer service skills out there who need to be weeded out.
 

vicdella80

Member
regardless, that isn't the issue and not what uber is threatening to deactivate for...the issue is uber is threatening to deactivate people who don't accept pings, no matter how far away they are
 

ATL2SD

Well-Known Member
No. Drivers just cancel rides when the pax texts them where they are. Please. There are a LOT of drivers with poor customer service skills out there who need to be weeded out.
Weeding out drivers means less money for Uber though.
 

Huberis

Well-Known Member
Weeding out drivers means less money for Uber though.
Under the best of circumstances, they don't expect drivers to be around for long. They seem to use the rating system/warnings to force drivers to drive a bit more frequently during that time.
 

wilskro

Active Member
After getting this warning, I took a week off because of the shite rides I had after the warning. Went back out tonight for 3 1/2 hours. Made $13. Thanks Uber for forcing me to take all rides or face losing you as a "partner". Two of my rides tonight netted me under $3 each but both took me 10 minutes to pick them up and drop them off 2 miles later.
Yes I got a warning--asked what the problem was---Now I'm deactivated--they want me to take a course which will cost me $60 and if I pass--they may let me back--I don't need to be a UBER driver --just extra money
 
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