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Silliest things you did as a new driver

Discussion in 'Stories' started by reg barclay, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Picked up a drunk who wanted to go through McDonalds. I did so and waited in a long line of cars. We get to window, got the food and left. No sooner left and drunk said he did not get everything he wanted. Went through line again.
     
  2. NORMY

    NORMY

    Location:
    toronto
    Drove to Pickering Ontario, instead of Pickering St Toronto. I was 5 minutes from Pickering st
     
  3. freddieman

    freddieman

    Location:
    seattle
    This just gets me laughing
     
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  4. rallias

    rallias

    Location:
    Houston
    Oh... I forgot another one...

    I responded to a passengers flirting for a free cheeseburger.
     
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  5. kdyrpr

    kdyrpr

    Location:
    CT
    First weekend. Didn't know how to cancel ride. Had no clue about the 5 minute deadline. No show after like 10 minutes. Since I didn't have any idea how to cancel I started trip then ended it. What's funny is that a cancellation fee for driver at that time was $7.50. The minimum fare was $4.00.

    Let 5 people in my backseat. Thankfully they were only going 1 mile down street.

    Had two pukers. One was bad. The other minimal. Had no idea you could report it and get paid.

    It is important to note that I watched the video that UBER provided concerning using the app.

    Shocking that they didn't bother to mention how to cancel or be reimbursed for damage to your car, isn't it??
     
  6. Jufkii

    Jufkii

    Location:
    cedar rapids
    Driving:
    UberX
    Spent several hours watching UberMan Randy youtube videos in preparation of the important task of being an Uber driver. Notes were taken but tossed after a day or two.

    Drove my first 2 riders for free. Once I arrived at the pickup the screen didn't switch to the start trip screen.I was afraid if i started dinking around with the phone trying to find it I might totally lose the ride.

    Also contacted Support about it in the belief they could be helpful.
     
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  7. goneubering

    goneubering

    Location:
    LA/Orange Counties
    Driving:
    UberX
    Now you’re just showing off!! ;)
     
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  8. goneubering

    goneubering

    Location:
    LA/Orange Counties
    Driving:
    UberX
    If you dread it why are you accepting those pings? Don’t make my rookie mistake thinking you must accept every ping. Listen to your gut feeling about potential riders and locations. Your safety is MUCH more important than picking up riders from a sketchy location.
     
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  9. Veal66

    Veal66

    Location:
    Boston
    Driving:
    UberX
    The very first 2 days driving on this job, I wore a dress shirt and tie, smh. Stopped that nonsense on day 3.
     
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  10. Bus Bozo

    Bus Bozo

    Location:
    Norristown
    Went out my first day never considering the audible nav and need for a charger, nav was annoying and phone near dead in about 3 hours. Apologized for the nav and told each pax they were my first ride, and each one tipped...thought that was the norm. If only! Started using an earbud and got a charger the next day. :confused:
     
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  11. UsedToBeAPartner

    UsedToBeAPartner

    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Driving:
    UberX
    I was going to post my story until I read this! Based on today's Uber I would have to agree! I joined this sham organization before it became a sham and I looked forward to driving EVERYDAY. I sure wish it could return to being the business it was in the past.
     
  12. Agreed! I went out for 3.5 hours today and grossed $35. I don't look forward to it anymore.
     
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  13. Rakos

    Rakos

    Location:
    Tampa Bay
    Driving:
    UberXL
    You...me...and a large number...

    of hardcore Uber drivers...

    In the beginning I used to wonder...

    Just how long before they screwed it up...

    I think we found an answer...8>O

    Too Late...it's time has passed...8>)

    On to the next great adventure...

    Anyone up for some Blackjack action...???

    Rakos
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  14. freddieman

    freddieman

    Location:
    seattle
    2nd ever ping which was 10 min....which was majority freeway drive, deliver pax .07 miles.

    A lesson learned. Welcome to Uber!

    LOL! That’s pretty cringy
     
  15. ChicagoMike

    ChicagoMike

    Location:
    Chicago
    The silliest thing I did as a new driver was not learning the app before going online. I started four years ago. Back then, you had to opt-in to using Google maps. Uber didn't have in-app navigation. But they did have an option to make Google maps your default navigation. So every pickup, I had to manually type in the address when I couldve just pressed a button and let it come up for me. I remember my second pick up, I picked up these two girls who were at a concert and staying at a hotel a few miles away. I asked them where to go and they said "just follow the navigation." I had no idea what they meant because I didn't know how to bring up the navigation.

    What pisses me off about drivers today is they don't know how to do pickups. GTFO of traffic. If your obstructing traffic, you're doing your pickup wrong. Sometimes you just gotta cancel. The other day I had a pickup at Lincoln and Wilson (Chicago). There's absolutely no where to pullover at that intersection because it's under construction. The rider wasn't there, so I drove through and cancelled. No fee, which sucks for me, but riders need to be aware of their pickup circumstances, and new drivers need to be aware they can't just obstruct traffic at 5:30 on a Friday night so they can make an extra 5 bucks.
     
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  16. UsedToBeAPartner

    UsedToBeAPartner

    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Driving:
    UberX
    I confirmed with the Uber Greenlight that the promotion I received is legit so after not having driven in over a year, I am going out this morning and hope to get the job done this week. My promotion will pay me $600 for taking 50 rides. That's $12/ride guarantee. I should be able to hang out downtown or at malls and take those short rides nobody wants (or deserves) and I will get paid. I just hope that Uber does not stop giving me pings after I have about 40 rides under my belt. I have plenty of time to get these 50 rides (mid Jan) but hope to get it all done in a about a week. I will let you know how it goes.
     
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  17. ROFLMAO, you da man,jmo
     
  18. Jufkii

    Jufkii

    Location:
    cedar rapids
    Driving:
    UberX
    Waited 7 or 8 minutes for one late pax. Finally walked up to the house and knocked on the door to let them know their Uber was here. Even volunteered to carry their luggage down the driveway to my car. No tip afterwards either.
     
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  19. Kodyhead

    Kodyhead

    Location:
    South Floreduh
    Driving:
    UberSUV
    Try going 10 hours with 1 ride the day before Thanksgiving

    I don't do x/pool
     
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  20. 1. Tab "Accept" for every single request regardless of rating or distance

    2. Chase after those fake surges

    3. Taking McDonald deliveries for just $3

    4. Without knowing $3.75 is more lucrative than a min-fare $2.29
     
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