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Silliest things you did as a new driver

reg barclay

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What are some of the silliest things you did as a new driver.

I'll start with one and embarrass myself.

Way back when I started I was pretty gung ho. One of my first rides wanted to tip me and I tried convincing them it wasn't necessary. (This was back in the days before in app tipping etc, when tips were 'included').
 

RDWRER

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What are some of the silliest things you did as a new driver.

I'll start with one and embarrass myself.

Way back when I started I was pretty gung ho. One of my first rides wanted to tip me and I tried convincing them it wasn't necessary. (This was back in the days before in app tipping etc, when tips were 'included').
I did that one, but only because I knew Uber was paying police departments to arrest anyone for “accepting cash”. I figured refusing once would be proof enough that it was being pushed on me instead of me expecting or soliciting it. Stopped once in app tipping was added since I figured if a digital tip wasn’t a problem then a physical tip shouldn’t be either.
 

reg barclay

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Spending almost 15 minutes circling a parking lot to pick up an Uber Poop rider instead of waiting at the pin.
Pax put in wrong pickup location and I waited where the pin was, then called cause he hadn’t appeared at 4 mins, found out where he truly was and drove to his actual location 5 miles further away.
:oopsies:
*I’m so ashamed*
I did things similar to both of those when I first started. I'm not even sure I knew we could cancel until I came here.
 

HotUberMess

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Two years ago: Had a rider who dropped the pin outside of the surge area. I got there, saw the pin was in a nonsense spot, called the rider and he tried to talk me into coming to the surge to get him. I was halfway wise at that point so I said no, and canceled. And I got NOTHING!

If that were a year after I started, I would have started, driven around maybe even opened Lyft up and taken a rider, then stopped the Uber trip and made him call and dispute the ride. I would call Uber first though and say he’d ordered the trip for another rider.

If that happened now, I would say “Oh yeah, sure”, gone and gotten him, then called Uber and gotten my surge anyway.
 

Castaneda7189

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Drove a drunk girl home alone at 3.5x surge 35 minutes away. Find out I had taken the wrong girl. The drunk girl woke up screaming and I decided to call the police. I had no dashcam and I could have seriously gotten into deep trouble if she had accused me of anything. Lessoned learned...dashcam and no lonely drunk girls...ever! I also don’t pick up any Lindsey’s. So a ping from any Lindsey is an automatic “decline.” Sorry but the Lindseys can find someone else.

Add insult to injury? Uber took back the money.
 

goneubering

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Drove a drunk girl home alone at 3.5x surge 35 minutes away. Find out I had taken the wrong girl. The drunk girl woke up screaming and I decided to call the police. I had no dashcam and I could have seriously gotten into deep trouble if she had accused me of anything. Lessoned learned...dashcam and no lonely drunk girls...ever! I also don’t pick up any Lindsey’s. So a ping from any Lindsey is an automatic “decline.” Sorry but the Lindseys can find someone else.

Add insult to injury? Uber took back the money.
I keep a list to make an immediate cancel if I ever see that rider name pop up again.
 

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