Holy s**t, you're are my competition?

bgftp29

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From time to time I need to use a rideshare service myself. As a driver I'm super curious how other drivers work. Took 6 trips last week as a rider. This is what I saw. Cracked windshield, No understanding of the English language, too cool to be talked to driver playing rave music, my favorite was the driver in a Prius who floored it and slammed on the brakes like the Mad Hatter. Was the first time I heard a Prius engine straining. He would only respond to questions with a sound like a wrestler makes when he throws down his opponent. My Longest trip the driver was selling cars and making appointments the whole time. Asked me if I was in the market for a used car. On my last ride a pretty young blond girl with a 5.0 rating & a new car. Told me it was her first day and she was trying it out before she moved to LA next week. I warned her about POOL tried to give her solid advice. One guy was totally on point with his car and service. Overall if this is my competition, that's crazy! It's a shame there's a sucker signing up every minute because I know there are excellent drivers out there who take pride in their service but these jokers taint that.
 

stuber

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Here's an idea for the anti Uber competition out there.

Pay passengers to take Uber trips. Have them 1 or 2 star all drivers they encounter. 100 of these paid passengers could easily tank the ratings average of 1000's of drivers in a few weeks.

To further cripple Uber's system, the paid passengers could all focus on very short trips; say 1 mile trips in and out of the airport.

I'm surprised the evil taxicab cartel hasn't already employed this tactic.
 

Adieu

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Next time you get less than a 5 think about these other drivers. It really deepens the burn.
I know!

Last night two select drivers kept bugging me to sell them drugs in pig pen.

Apparently, driving a tinted BMW wearing flip flops positively identifies what I'm REALLY up to (their words and wrong guess), and as to them they couldnt possibly do this job sober!!!!

PS no they were not "alleged mafia", and seeing them makes me respect the guys you accuse of being bad Select drivers even more (their clean cars and infinite patience already gets major respect in my book)
 

Adieu

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Here's an idea for the anti Uber competition out there.

Pay passengers to take Uber trips. Have them 1 or 2 star all drivers they encounter. 100 of these paid passengers could easily tank the ratings average of 1000's of drivers in a few weeks.

To further cripple Uber's system, the paid passengers could all focus on very short trips; say 1 mile trips in and out of the airport.

I'm surprised the evil taxicab cartel hasn't already employed this tactic.
And use free ride credits to do it


Actually... "oh my boyfriend and cousin do uber" is the line I usually hear before a minfare and a rating drop

Hmmm
 

ALEAX

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From time to time I need to use a rideshare service myself. As a driver I'm super curious how other drivers work. Took 6 trips last week as a rider. This is what I saw. Cracked windshield, No understanding of the English language, too cool to be talked to driver playing rave music, my favorite was the driver in a Prius who floored it and slammed on the brakes like the Mad Hatter. Was the first time I heard a Prius engine straining. He would only respond to questions with a sound like a wrestler makes when he throws down his opponent. My Longest trip the driver was selling cars and making appointments the whole time. Asked me if I was in the market for a used car. On my last ride a pretty young blond girl with a 5.0 rating & a new car. Told me it was her first day and she was trying it out before she moved to LA next week. I warned her about POOL tried to give her solid advice. One guy was totally on point with his car and service. Overall if this is my competition, that's crazy! It's a shame there's a sucker signing up every minute because I know there are excellent drivers out there who take pride in their service but these jokers taint that.
How about the person that argues with you over the route to take or the person driving a car that clearly had their kids spill stuff all over the upholstery and not clean it up. No clue, I tell my pax that if they can't give five stars leave a comment. I'm a 4.92 after 3000 rides.
 

second2noone

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How about the person that argues with you over the route to take or the person driving a car that clearly had their kids spill stuff all over the upholstery and not clean it up. No clue, I tell my pax that if they can't give five stars leave a comment. I'm a 4.92 after 3000 rides.
select customers are different than x. X are mostly cheap lazy a$$es who are determined to give a lower than 5 rating for anything
 

bgftp29

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How about the person that argues with you over the route to take or the person driving a car that clearly had their kids spill stuff all over the upholstery and not clean it up. No clue, I tell my pax that if they can't give five stars leave a comment. I'm a 4.92 after 3000 rides.
One of my least favorite PAX are the ones who won't load the address and direct you. They are rated according.
My second least favorite PAX are the ones who fart. (It's mostly women in my experience)
In cases like that I immediately grab my spray and refresh the interior.
Could care less how they feel about it.
 
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