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Load bags or no?

Discussion in 'Advice' started by rdhdstpchld, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. rdhdstpchld

    rdhdstpchld

    Location:
    Colorado
    wondering- do you or don't you? Given the 'relaxed pay schedule' I often debate...sometimes I do ( if they look frail or haggard). No difference in tips so I almost feel like why bother?
     
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  2. merkurfan

    merkurfan

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Driving:
    UberX
    I'll push the trunk button for you. hurry up!
     
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  3. TwoFiddyMile

    TwoFiddyMile

    Location:
    charlotte
    Driving:
    Taxi
    I generally get tips. I load. I unload.
    If I were an uber I might be prompted to ask "I'll consider loading your luggage, if you'll consider a tip".
     
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  4. merkurfan

    merkurfan

    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Driving:
    UberX
    I did 30 rides.. NO ONE tipped. I was nice, helped when needed.. eff um.. load your own crap and hurry up.
     
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  5. Uberest

    Uberest

    Location:
    nova
    Driving:
    UberX
    I always hop out of the car and get the bags and load them into the trunk. Unload them too. I want my 5 stars and a possible tip, though truthfully I rarely have received a tip.
     
  6. Yes, on the rationalization that I would rather close my trunk than have them slam it.
     
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  7. ATX 22

    ATX 22

    Location:
    Austin, TX
    I load and unload anything going in the trunk. Don't want pax dragging stuff across my bumper. If they tip, great and 5☆ for them, if they don't tip, it's 3☆ as I drive off, especially if I see them tip the bellhop or anyone else along the way.
     
  8. volksie

    volksie

    Location:
    San Diego
    Yep, it's about the bumpers for me. You & I have the same rating system & helping with luggage doesn't get tips.
     
  9. ATX 22

    ATX 22

    Location:
    Austin, TX
    It's about 50/50 on airport rides for me. Way less on other rides. Non tippers are a 4 at best. There are a lot of 4☆ riders out there. They're really nice, trip is good, but they don't tip at all. Someone gives just a $1 tip, they're 5☆ from me. .
     
  10. DocT

    DocT Moderator

    Location:
    Los Angeles (South Bay)
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I load the luggage into the trunk myself to prevent pax scuffing up my bumper. No tip. Sometimes I wonder if there's a dead body in these luggage because I thought max load per baggage was 50lbs. And yes, I've weighed a lot of bags for family and lift up to 50lbs of equipment at my day job.
     
  11. Cathi

    Cathi

    Location:
    Penn Valley
    I'm not endangering my back by hauling somebody's body bag. They want to take luggage, it's on them.
     
  12. Gretzky

    Gretzky

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    My general rule of thumb is to treat the Pax the way I would like to be treated. When it comes to my car, stand back.. I got this! Not to mentioning in a perfect world, a tip will follow #WishfulThinking
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2015
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  13. JMBF831

    JMBF831

    Location:
    California
    Driving:
    UberX
    The same happened to me when I started. 1 tip in 20 trips. I've found this number to be more like 3-4% of clients will tip you. So in the next 70 trips you should receive 3 or 4 tips, on average.
     
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  14. Renaldow

    Renaldow

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Driving:
    UberX
    For Uber, generally I don't unless there's a physical needs type issue. I'm happy to help then. When I drive Lyft I usually do, mainly because Lyft encourages tipping in the app. Never got a tip from an Uber pax for loading, always get a tip from a Lyft pax for loading.
     
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  15. Gretzky

    Gretzky

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Why not increase the chances of getting a tip, versus guaranteeing you won't get one when driving for Uber RenaldowRenaldow ?
     
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  16. Renaldow

    Renaldow

    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Driving:
    UberX
    The tip's already included with Uber, didn't you know? Never got a cash tip with Uber riders for loading bags. All the mints, water, and loaded bags in the world won't increase the chances of a tip when you're dealing with a system that says not required and so the pax doesn't carry cash or doesn't think they need to.
     
  17. DocT

    DocT Moderator

    Location:
    Los Angeles (South Bay)
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Your Uber tip chance increases by about 0.001% for un/loading luggage. Good luck! I get better odds at the Vegas slots.
     
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  18. KeJorn

    KeJorn

    Location:
    Mars
    Driving:
    UberX
    I always get out to assist with luggage/bags, etc.
    Sometimes the minute I pop the lever, they are already opening the trunk and placing bags in. I still assist if needed.
    Sometimes they tip, many times they do not, however I never do anything JUST for a tip.
    I do it because I would appreciate someone doing the same for me and it gives me yet another chance to stretch my legs and arms.
    I do not always get out and open doors. It simply depends on the circumstances, especially depending on how and where we stop, even how they are dressed.
    In general, if I am already out and helping with bags, etc, then I will open doors if they have not yet. While I may not worry about dressing up or providing things like water or gum, I do believe in good service, though I do not trip over myself to provide it.

    You make your own judgement call on what you are willing to do.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2015
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  19. Thehulk

    Thehulk

    Location:
    New york
    I'm with the other fellas, I'm worried more about them inconsiderate, cheapo to scratch my bumper. To get my bumper repainted it costs me 350-450 dollars. And gives me the opportunity to stretch my legs and arms. Regardless what you do, give, mints, water, hand sanitizer some have the nerves to rate you 3 and 4 stars after you gave them superb customer service. #foodforthought
     
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  20. Gretzky

    Gretzky

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    RenaldowRenaldow DocTDocT With all due respect, you are shooting yourselves in the foot on this one! Although the odds of getting a tip are low, they increase if you are willing to go the extra mile. Here is proof from the last week. Tips.JPG
     

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