Discussion in 'Stories' started by Pineapple, Jan 6, 2019.
Do unto others, but do it first. That’s my motto.
When I first started driving, I was all PolyAnna about it. I was going to be the good guy out there helping people get where they need to go, serving happy people and making a fair living.
Well, reality got in the way of that attitude.
Doing a good job at Uber is like wetting yourself in a dark suit. You get a warm feeling all over - but nobody notices.
So, when did I change?
Was it when the three frat boys decided to hang their bare ass out the window to moon a pretty girl and got me pulled over and threatened with big fines for not seeing to it that my passengers were wearing a seatbelt?
Nope, that didn't do it.
Was it when the middle aged doctor barfed in my back seat, and denied it ever happened so that I couldn't be reimbursed for damages?
Nope, that didn't do it.
Was it when a pax reported me for refusing to take them to a location and basing that on racial discrimination?
Nope, wasn't that.
Was it when Uber lied to me and reduced my income; then lied again and reduced my income, then lied again and ...?
Nope, not that.
Was it the dozens of times I pick someone at the WalMart, help them load, take them four blocks then schlelp groceries up stairs for them and despite a statement that they will tip in the ap, they don't?
Nope, not all that either.
It's the accumulation of all that crap that makes me NOT want to help anyone attached to Uber in any way.
I have to say that since I quit driving, my humanity has returned ... well, most of it.
I feel you, but you brought this on yourself, but you learned a valuable lesson, PEOPLE SUCK!!!
This falls under my ZFP.
ZFP = Zero Fudge Policy. Except its not fudge...
Wow some of you are ruthless. I have found 3 items in my car. A credit card in between the seats that could have been there for a week. Ended up dropping it off at B of A. A little gift from someone in a wedding party, dropped it off at the hotel they were staying in on my next drop off. And finally a cell phone from one of the passengers of the paying rider. He left me a $5 tip on a $6 ride as soon as the ride ended. About an hour later I get a message from Uber that a passenger left an item in my car. About the same time the phone started sounding an alarm with a message on the screen. I was sitting 20 yards from where they were. I returned the phone and responded to Uber that I returned it. They gave me a nice gift for returning the phone. Uber on the other hand screwed me as Uber likes to do. Instead of giving me the $15 returned item fee they only gave me $10 noting that the customer already gave me a $5 tip. I promptly disputed this saying the tip was left before they ever knew the phone was missing. Ubers response, Sorry that is our policy. So while Uber did leave a bad taste in my mouth I will still try to return lost items. If it is a long distance or out of my way return I will make sure I get reimbursed before doing the return otherwise they can come pick up the item at the local police department.
Nearest police station at a time that is convenient to you .
Like you, I try to return every lost item. Just because it's the right thing to do.
But that thing about deducting the tip from the fee is just WAY wrong on Uber's part. Sleaziest thing I've ever heard of.
Naw not really.
Only the ones who have gone out of our way to help someone who seemed to really need it, and got SCREWED. Only those folks might be without ruth.
Like the guy that found someone's phone at 3am, went home tired and went to bed expecting contact from Uber, and instead was woke up five hours later by a cop banging on his door accusing him of being in possession of stolen property.
HE might me kinda ruthless about the next lost phone he discovers.
Or the guy that noticed that a pax had left a briefcase in the trunk of his car. The pax called and promised a 'big tip' if he delivered it to his hotel. When he arrived he found the room full of cops who were in the process of busting the guy for 'operating a residence for the purpose of consumption of drugs', and when they saw what was in the locked briefcase arrested him for possession of the six ounces of cocaine (all split up into gram packages) in it.
HE might be a little on the 'ruthless' side.
I hope you don't forget what you do for Uber. You pick up a warm body from point A; and deposit said body, unscathed and unmarked to point B. That's it. THAT'S ALL!
Memorize this: "I don't have your (fill in the blank). Never saw it. Don't have it. Will never have it. Good luck, bye."
That's all you need to know.
I am, forever your,
Preach, ya bastid
Do not answer the door. This solves THAT problem.
Goody Two Shoes and other Self-Appointed Guardians of the Public Morals need to learn to be a Goody Two Shoes on their own time and stop imposing what they allege to be a Higher Purpose on me.
I once had this lady who left her telephone in my car. I found it when I got home. I figured that she would contact Fubar if she REALLY needed it. The next morning, there was an e-Mail from Fubar about it, with a dummy number to call. I called. She was there. I live near Catholic University, so I told her when I would be leaving home, so it was allright with her. She comes out of her dormitory, this time with her [plural of French for "shower"]-[grocery store container] boyfriend, I suppose for "protection". He did have that mock-confident look on his face (as if an old coot like me actually were going to get out of line). She takes the telephone and hands me an envelope. I smile, say "thank you", put the car into gear and leave. Now, I have been in this business a little too long to......................................
I open the envelope. There is a card. Just a card. It reads "THANK YOU". She even signed it. OF COURSE, no tip. This was before in-application tipping on UberX (it was available on Uber Taxi, but I was driving the UberX car when she left the telephone). It was also before the fifteen dollar return fee. The card was a nice thought, but a tip would have been the proper thing to do. It was not that much trouble, which was why I was not too unhappy. It was more of an unpleasant-not-a-surprise. I live near Catholic U, so it was on my way, anyhow. I did not even get any badges or nice notes from her.....just the card.................
This is a business. To quote a former poster here, Desert Driver, a poster with whom I frequently disagreed, "Always Be Compensated". On this, I ALWAYS agreed with him. When people do not compensate, as is the case frequently in this business, you must cope.
I am not responsible for covering for people's carelessness.
CORRECTAMUNDO! At the same time, I am an adult. I understand that there are consequences to my carelessness. I understand that I must pay for my mistakes. I do not like it, but, there is no requirement that I like it. I simply deal with it.
All of my photographs are on my GOOGLE. I can access them from my lap top or desk top. If I sign in to the GOOGLE on ANY web-capable telephone, I can access them there, as well. If you keep the same number, you can access any voice mail.
Read Jack London's "Wanted, a New Law of Development" in the Fall, 1901 issue of Cosmopolitan. (Cosmo was QUITE the different magazine at the turn of the Twentieth Century). I am no socialist, not by any stretch of the imagination, but more than what a little of what London had to say is not without base. One of the things that he had to say was "Altruism and competitive capitalism are mutually destructive entities; they can not co-exist." He was not off the mark. If there is any business that is fiercely and competitively capitalistic, it is this one. Ain't no Golden Rule what just ain't gonna' work, hyar'.
This is a kill-or-be-killed business. Those who survive are the ruthless.
Οὐ γάρ ἐστιν δένδρον καλὸν ποιοῦν καρπὸν σαπρόν, οὐδὲ πάλιν δένδρον σαπρὸν ποιοῦν καρπὸν καλόν.
"There is no good tree that renders blighted fruit conversely, there no diseased tree rendering good fruit." (Luke 6:43)
Sleaze begets sleaze. When the TNCs want to play up front, above board and properly, we can too. Until that day comes, you have to get yours any which way you can.
Sure guys, go ahead and be ruthless.
And you know what? I sleep better at night, behaving the way I choose to.
I hope you all sleep well, and that you never forget to take your phone with you when you leave a restaurant or a bar.
I've had more than I remember of people who have a Android or iOS device either by talking to them or overhearing at a phone store who hasn't set up cloud backups of the stuff on their phone.
Chances are if I nab someone's phone right now not only would I be an absolute **** there's a good chance they'll lose their collection of contacts, photos, and other things important in their life if I touchdown throw the phone onto asphalt.
Additionally, there's a good chance they don't remember their password to even retrieve it.
Holy hell you don't even know how many times I had to stress I don't memorize your passwords for you.
Sounds like a learning experience on the importance of regularly backing up one's data.
Samsung Galaxy Note8 - Soft Reset (Frozen / Unresponsive Screen)
Press and hold the Power and Volume Down buttons until the device powers off (approx. 10 seconds). Allow several seconds for the Maintenance Boot Mode screen to appear.
How to turn off iPhone X
Press and hold either Volume Up or Volume Down and the Side button for a few seconds.
The power off slider should appear. Simply swipe the slider, and iPhone will turn off.
You leave a phone in my car....
Problem Solved. No Worries about ratings retaliation. No Worries about having to return said item during the busiest time of the night. No Worries about showing up to return item only to have some millennial make you wait.
I HAVE forgotten my telephone and other articles at or in bars, restaurants, baseball games, trains, aeroplanes, wrent-a-wrecks, taxicabs, busses and a host of others. I understood that there were consequences to my carelessness and paid said consequences. Of course, I would try to retrieve said property with which I had been careless. If I were successful, then goody goody for me. If not, of course, I did not like it, but, I understood that it was a consequence of my carelessness.
One of the signs of adulthood is that you understand that actions (or lack thereof) have consequences and that you are prepared to pay the consequences of your actions (or lack thereof).
What are you, my ex? I can’t tell you how many phones I had to find or replace for her!
Well, apparently you haven't learned anything about human kindness during all those occurrences.
I dont get the point of being vindictive to turn the phone off and tossing. I get it, dont want the hassle of returning anything but why turn it off before tossing it? Why not give them a chance to find it in the ditch if they manage to get there? Thats just a dick move.
Doesn't work if it is locked on my Note 8.
If you try and power it off it will ask for the password.
The phone has to be unlocked to reset it.
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