Ok to ask for a 5-star rating?

JasonMazda3

New Member
Hello everyone.....I just started Uber driving 3 weeks ago when I got a qualifying car. I have had 40 rides so far, but only 29 of those were rated. Is it ok etiquette-wise to say something like, "thank you, have a good night, and a 5-star rating is always appreciated." If not getting a tip on a long ride, or a ride to an out of the way area, at least a 5-star rating would be nice! I'm thinking to add this to my good-bye, "if you enjoyed your riding experience a 5-star rating is appreciated and will help me provide this same level of service to other Uber riders."

Thanks,

Jason
 

tcmitch1

Member
Sometimes riders just forget to rate you. I remind them when I drop them off at their destination to give a 5 star rating if they had a great ride and I tell them I'll 5 star them too. Sometimes they will leave you comments too. Just remember to remind them to rate you....unless you feel you don't deserve 5 stars then I wouldn't just say anything.
Good luck
 

JasonMazda3

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Thanks for the feedback. I phrased things like you suggested on my two rides last night and both riders were happy to oblige with 5-star ratings. And understood about not mentioning a 5-star rating if you feel maybe it's pushing things, like sometimes it's hard to navigate the odd layout of Pine Island Rd and if you miss the plaza turn in and then are near an intersection that does not allow U-turns, can rely turn a pickup that would be quick and easy into a 4+ minute delay.
 

Bryan the hat

New Member
I think uber frowns ok on asking for a specific rating but I like the suggestion mentioned above about asking riders to remember to rate you. I'm still new (only 150 rides) only 96 have rated me and I think that 4 have given me fours. Some people may think that four out of five is great but they don't understand the way uber calculates driver ratings. Good luck with everything. Hope to see you out there.
 

Reversoul

Well-Known Member
I'm sure it's fine to ask...
While you're at it, let your significant other ride along in the front seat and have heated debates about politics, religion, and/or abortion.

Be sure to stop at an adult novelty store on the customers time and dime. Before you go inside to get your adult material, ask the pax if they want anything like motion lotion while you're in there. Assure the rider you don't mind.

When you get back to the car, tell the pax to make room for another rider as you put a seatbelt on the blow up doll that you just purchased. Make sure the doll is sitting upright so it doesn't roll over onto the pax. That would be rude and would be invading the rider's space.

As you head to the pax final destination, tell your significant other to "beer you". And then get angry when he/ she says you can't shotgun the beer cause you'll make a mess.

If a cop pulls you over, tell the pax to hide the booze for you and ask if he/she can crotch your sack of weed.

When the cops smells beer, point to the pax in the back seat and tell him you tried to stop the person, but he or she wouldn't listen. Then whisper to the officer that you suspect your pax has drugs too.

As your pax is being put into handcuffs, remind him or her to rate you 5 stars. This is also a good time to remind the pax that tips are appreciated. Just ask the cop if it's OK for you to reach into the arrested person's wallet or purse to retrieve your tip.

And don't forget to thank your pax for riding uber.
 
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wk1102

Well-Known Member
I think uber frowns ok on asking for a specific rating but I like the suggestion mentioned above about asking riders to remember to rate you. I'm still new (only 150 rides) only 96 have rated me and I think that 4 have given me fours. Some people may think that four out of five is great but they don't understand the way uber calculates driver ratings. Good luck with everything. Hope to see you out there.
Uber doesn't care if you ask for 5 stars.

When my rating starts to dip I make it a point to explain that anything <5 is bad and I get fired under 4.65. I just say, you'll be asked to rate me on your receipt, I get fired if i get too many non 5s, please don't make me sell my kids or something like that...

Sometimes I'll say something like I'm rating you 5stars I'd appreciate one back.
Once they realize you rate them you too rate them, their attitude changes, most of the time.

Sometimes I know things have gone badly so I ensure myself a 1.

I hate having to even bring the subject up with riders, I feel like I'm begging for ratings. I lost .02 this weekend so I guess it's time to grovel.
 

KINGOFTHENORTH

Active Member
You should ask for tips not rattings. Why do you possible care about your ratting ? It literally meane nothing. Aslong as you are not obnoxious you will not get deactivated.
 
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