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If Uber CEO Cared About Its Female Drivers...

Discussion in 'Complaints' started by PrettyUberDriver, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. PrettyUberDriver

    PrettyUberDriver New Member

    Location:
    Phoenix
    If Uber CEO cared about its female drivers, it would be mandatory for passengers to sit in the back seats unless the front seat is needed for extra passengers. I've only been an Uber driver for a couple of months. More than half of male passengers are sitting in my front seat. Yes, I've tried putting a jacket on my passenger seat. Yes, I've tried confirming their name via rear window to give them a hint to hop in the back seat. Yes, I've tried moving my seat forward to make it appear less roomy. But they're still sitting in my front seat. Most of the passengers are intoxicated. What woman wants a drunken stranger in the front seat? If you ask me, the Uber CEO doesn't care about his female drivers. Are we allowed to excercise our 2A constitutional right while driving for Uber? After all, Arizona is an open carry state.
     
  2. FL_Dex

    FL_Dex Well-Known Member

    Location:
    South Florida
    Driving:
    UberX
    The funny thing about Uber, is they have made it by thwarting rules. So, why wouldn't drivers ignore the carry rules? Rule number one is protecting yourself. The bonus of someone sitting in the front seat is you could use a cross-draw holster and shoot left handed. At that range just shoot from retention.

    It's more than the front seat issue, it's also people using someone else's account. You have a right to know who's getting in your car. It would be easy to mandate real names and photos and set up master accounts but Uber won't do that. Because, you're right, they don't care about any drivers, not just female drivers.
     
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  3. gsneaker350

    gsneaker350 Active Member

    Location:
    dc
    I've never seen a pretty uber driver lol
     
  4. Honey Badger

    Honey Badger Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alice's Restaurant
    What does sitting in front seat have to do with being female?
     
  5. JimKE

    JimKE Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Miami
    Oh, I have. Several.
     

  6. Trafficat

    Trafficat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    Unfortunately Uber has a gun ban policy and may deactivate drivers who carry guns.

    If I recall correctly, Arizona is not only an open carry state but also a state that allows concealed carry without a permit and permits are not hard to get there either. The permit would mainly allow you to carry in bars I think. You can always carry hidden and if you ever need your gun losing your Uber gig will be the least of your worries.
     
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  7. Honey Badger

    Honey Badger Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Alice's Restaurant
    No permit required here in Idaho and lots of people carry here, open and concealed . I think it makes things safer if criminals know their next victim might put a cap in their ass. We have one of the lowest crime rates in US because good people have guns.
     
  8. Jesusdrivesuber

    Jesusdrivesuber Well-Known Member

    Location:
    close to mongolia
  9. emdeplam

    emdeplam Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Pico R
    Men are statiscally much more likely to be assault victims. Being a driver is dangerous ....no need to make it a gender issue for special treatment
     
  10. UberDood

    UberDood Member

    Location:
    Connecticut
    I've carried concealed every single day I've driven for Uber and I have zero intention of changing that. Uber has absolutely no right to declare MY private property a gun free zone. In my vehicle, I will carry as I please. Secured in an OWB holster, safety off, round chambered. I strongly advise ALL Uber drivers, who are legally able to, to do the same.
     
  11. Herself

    Herself Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    I feel wierder if somebody sits behind me but %99.9 nice people
     
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  12. SEAL Team 5

    SEAL Team 5 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phoenix
    Driving:
    Livery
    And are very proficient with those guns.

    I back you 100% on your statement. Just make sure that all who carry receive the proper training.
     
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  13. Lissetti

    Lissetti Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Driving:
    UberX
    Also a female driver. My routine:

    #1 Stun gun on my person, clipped to my left hip out of pax view.

    #2 Bear mace in driver's door pocket only if to be used after you have already zapped them with the stun gun and have exited the vehicle, ( with your phone for calling 911) and they recover from the zap, and are now out of the vehicle and coming for you.

    #3 Don't drive in ratchet areas.

    Also doesn't matter if you are a male driver or a female driver, whether it's front seat or back. Don't pick up wasted or sketchy pax. Oh and I'm told I'm cute too but I don't think that makes any difference or puts me at any more risk. Whether your a "PrettyUber Driver" or your Tore Up From the Floor Up, if someone wants to make trouble for an Uber / Lyft driver and you are their driver, you just happened to draw the short straw that day. Tomorrow it will be someone else. That's the nature of this business, so be prepared. Oh and buy a dash cam and display it so it's extremely obvious. Maybe even put a sign on your dash saying all rides are being visibly recorded. That itself may deter people from wanting to sit in the front seat.
     
  14. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    I'm with Lisetti if you are afraid of someone sitting up front then you are probably in the wrong gig.

    Protect yourself or don't drive
     
  15. BoboBig

    BoboBig Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bay Area
    Hi Prettyuberdriver,

    If you can try reaching over to the back door and push it open when you pick up to let them know to get in the back seat. I do it sometimes and they hop in the back because it sounds like you have literally tried everything else...or you can become ugly that might work lol. You could also change your picture in your profile...if you look all made up in your photo replace it with one were you don't look so good just a suggestion...

    Take care.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2017
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  16. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Terrible idea since Uber often makes you verify your picture when you logon to drive.

    If a person wants to sit in the front seat technically they are allowed to. If you have a problem with it you probably aren't cutout for rideshare.
     
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  17. PrettyUberDriver

    PrettyUberDriver New Member

    Location:
    Phoenix
    I based my username on passengers' comments, "Oh you're a pretty Uber driver." I wasn't born with a silver spoon, but I did inherit nice genes. Uber is currently facing sexual harassment complaints from female employees. Then Uber CEO got caught on video acting like a jerk to an Uber partner driver. The Uber CEO is obviously unfit to implement policies to help protect Uber driver partners and employees from sexual harassment.
     
  18. Shangsta

    Shangsta Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    Yeah you signed up yesterday too. I smell a troll
     
  19. Trafficat

    Trafficat Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Reno, NV
    I personally feel safer with the passenger to my side than behind me. Easier to keep an eye on them.

    Then there might be no one to pick up!
     
  20. PrettyUberDriver

    PrettyUberDriver New Member

    Location:
    Phoenix
    I've been reading these forums since the first day of driving for Uber. I signed up yesterday to post my concern in the hopes someone at Uber Corp would see my post and implement a safer seating policy. I've read a few of your posts, if anyone's a troll here, you seem to fit that description accurately.
     

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