MY "GRATUITY IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE FARE" SIGN IN BOSTON

Uber Man Boston

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Here sharing my sign which has helped me raise $93 dollars in tips for the last 2 weeks. Better than $0 dollars in months of not having it... :smiles: Printed at KINKOS in Medford, MA and laminated. Total expense: $2 bucks. Total tips so far... $93. I am very happy. Oh, and I got the rubber bands for free at Market Basket in Chelsea...
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Uber Man Boston

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Absolutely. See for yourself...
In case you don't know, that lady in the Video settled a class action suit with Uber for $85 million dollars... it was all over the news, in case you missed it. :wink: look in Google for "Shannon Liss-Riordan Uber Class Action Suit". You can thank me.
 

Jason Arroyo

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Here sharing my sign which has helped me raise $93 dollars in tips for the last 2 weeks. Better than $0 dollars in months of not having it... :smiles: Printed at KINKOS in Medford, MA and laminated. Total expense: $2 bucks. Total tips so far... $93. I am very happy. Oh, and I got the rubber bands for free at Market Basket in Chelsea... View attachment 50840 View attachment 50841
Why is the word appreciated a rainbow font? Is this related to LGBTQ Pride?
 

Oscarthegrouch

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Here sharing my sign which has helped me raise $93 dollars in tips for the last 2 weeks. Better than $0 dollars in months of not having it... :smiles: Printed at KINKOS in Medford, MA and laminated. Total expense: $2 bucks. Total tips so far... $93. I am very happy. Oh, and I got the rubber bands for free at Market Basket in Chelsea... View attachment 50840 View attachment 50841
Has the sign negatively effected your rating at all?
 

UberGuyMike

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The only other thing I'd like to add to the discussion is that if you put a sign up, and invite a conversation about cash tips, you do increase your likelihood of being the target of a robbery. One of the safety benefits of being an Uber driver is that riders know we don't have cash (which is why the in App tipping mechanism is the best option), and the phone can be deactivated quickly so it's not worth the risk of robbing an Uber driver. I think it's worth considering that there is a cost in the cost-benefit analysis of deciding whether to put up a tip sign.
 

Golfermack

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Maybe the college kids and some minorities, who've already enjoyed tip-free Uber rides for too long won't begin to tip...but it may prompt biz folks, some yuppies, some elders and some tourists to tip?
That's why we need to rate non tippers low. Then, their low rating is available to you when you get there ping, and you can decide if you want to accept, or pass, on a probable non tipper.
 

elcentro20

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The only tips I get are from old people or tourists. Occasionally a friendly tourist will tip me 10-20 dollars if I turn my car into an air-conditioned Duck Tour as I point out the universities and landmarks during our trip.

I don't see the downside of this sign. A competent driver will have no issues - tip sign or not - maintaining a satisfactory rating.
 

Jason Arroyo

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Maybe the college kids and some minorities, who've already enjoyed tip-free Uber rides for too long won't begin to tip...but it may prompt biz folks, some yuppies, some elders and some tourists to tip?
Maybe the need to stereotype will end?

I bet you're a middle-aged White man who is overweight. I'd guess your BMI to be about 32-35. You also probably are divorced, and likely smoke. I'm guessing Marlboros?
 
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