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The inside scoop on TIPS $$$$

South Florida drivers, in the past 7 days, how many TIPs have you received?

  • Have never received a tip

  • None in the past 7 days

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

  • More than 5


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Nenee

Active Member
Now that I have been working uber for nearly one week (and Lyft for only a couple of rides) I am very disappointed that tips in South Florida are a rarity in both platforms. I drive a brand new infiniti suv, keep my vehicle spotless, i keep myself well put together/presentable even in the blasting afternoon heat, professional, engage in conversation only when prompted, make recommendations on local attractions and entertainment. No one really seems to value any if this! I'm beyond surprised that even business professionals who are more in tune w gratuities n have perdiem money are not leaving a tip. Even the wealthiest 1% living in cocoplum aren't budging on tips!!! My biggest tip to date has come from a waitress, bless her heart!!!

It's beyond surprising that riders have a culture of tipping cabbies but not to a private driver who is going out of their way to deliver a pleasant and comfortable experience.

Expecting to get a tip on uber or lyft in this part of the country is like hoping to catch a glimpse of that elusive sasquatch.

Lastly, to end my rant, what is up with Lyft system where u can't see how much of a tip was given for a ride. That is ABSURD!!! I feel like a child, I can't see what's behind the wall ... lyft flaunts their platform for their ability to allow u to mk tips but the they hide this information behind smoking mirrors makes me feel like I'm dealing with a used car salesman - very disappointing!
 

TravisNJ

Well-Known Member
Why do I give a crap what you're wearing? The only thing I care about is being picked up by a clean car and decent driver. I always tip and I give extra when my driver @@@@@es about Uber/Lyft to me.

You can see the tips on Lyft the following morning or through the "Pay Instantly" feature (as long as you have a minimum of $50 payout). I wish they'd update their system to mirror Uber.
 

ChevyVolt

Well-Known Member
When the pax asks for other stops I'm happy to oblige and that usually gets me tips. Picked up a stripper this morning and it was a fun little ride. I made her laugh; she gave me a little back massage. Got 9 bucks and her phone number. Gotta say, it's blind luck and maybe my good attitude, but the tips have been all right.
 

Nenee

Active Member
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Lol, ok so perhaps I didn't articulate that point very well. I believe that people expect a luxury driver to at least have the courtesy to look presentable and not have any BO . All I'm saying that I deliver o this dimension. I don't expect a tip for brushing my teeth n combing my hair :p.
 

Nenee

Active Member
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TravisNJ & Chevyvolt, do you guys have any type of signage regarding tipping? Just curious as you are both report getting more than 5 tips this week, which I my book it's awesome!
 

ChevyVolt

Well-Known Member
Sorry. I guess I can't really give an intelligent reply, being a working class kinda guy. Don't know anything about Lux and it comes as a surprise that the people who pay extra don't seem to appreciate the finer amenities.
 

ChevyVolt

Well-Known Member
TravisNJ & Chevyvolt, do you guys have any type of signage regarding tipping? Just curious as you are both report getting more than 5 tips this week, which I my book it's awesome!
No , no signs. Maybe its the crying like a baby that gets me the occasional tip. I do talk a lot. The fact that I can converse and generally make humorous remarks might help. Some people I really bond with. Often I wish i could hang out with the pax. I told that girl I d miss her and I did...we could have gotten into a whole lotta trouble though, so it was for the best.

Sometimes i do mention tips,but no signs or jars. Nenee, nejsi Česka? That's a Czech word...and nice profile pic. Swan Lake?
 

Uber chick in miami

Well-Known Member
Welcome to the world of Uber/Lyft filled with cheap passengers... not all but most

I don't get it either as I used to do all of the things you mentioned. You learn quickly that most people are ungrateful. In addition, Uber/Lyft keeps lowering fares. So now I just do the basic. I don't go out of my way for anybody.
 

rman954

Well-Known Member
Why are you surprised? Everyone here tells you this job sucks and the only thing that sucks more are the people you drive around. Daily people get in my car wearing Rolex watches that are $8,000, meaning they could probably hire a private driver daily. But instead they take an Uber.
 

Deathmate

Active Member
I started getting more tips after putting up signs in the back. I also got more 5 stars too. Alot are just cheap and thats why they take uber. Many have told me its cheaper then taking the bus.

But most of the tips do come from just people you would think would not tip at all. Any time I have picked up some rich pricks, they have never ever tipped even after they ask me about if I make lots of money driving for Uber. I guess not tipping makes you rich. :smiles:
 

Marhoyos

New Member
I was driving Uber for a Few weeks and logged in over 100 rides in a month, however only 5% actually left me a tip.
I drove a clean Audi and I would pick up people from all walks of life. Some of them were sweet, some of them were rude, some smelled, some asked for my number and the end results were only 5% of my passengers tipped.
I had this one passenger from the Fort Lauderdale airport that mentioned he always tips the drivers and he wanted me to stop at Dunkin Donuts, so I did, upon dropping him off, he did not tip.
I've had waitresses and servers heading home and mention all the money they made that day, and still no tip.
 

Manotas

Well-Known Member
Last week I got about 8 tips, only one with Uber from a family visiting from France.... Nothing for UberEats: Those I have a thumbs down/unpleasant...
 

phuseche

Well-Known Member
A better questions would be like "How many tips did you receive in your last 40 trips".

In 7 days some may drive 20 trips, others 40, and others 60. Thus a specific number (of say 3) as answer would mean different things for each case.
 

Manotas

Well-Known Member
A better questions would be like "How many tips did you receive in your last 40 trips".

In 7 days some may drive 20 trips, others 40, and others 60. Thus a specific number (of say 3) as answer would mean different things for each case.
You're right... I do this part-time: I did 14 Lyft rides in the week: 5 were in-app tips
 

Jae Garcia

Active Member
Now that I have been working uber for nearly one week (and Lyft for only a couple of rides) I am very disappointed that tips in South Florida are a rarity in both platforms. I drive a brand new infiniti suv, keep my vehicle spotless, i keep myself well put together/presentable even in the blasting afternoon heat, professional, engage in conversation only when prompted, make recommendations on local attractions and entertainment. No one really seems to value any if this! I'm beyond surprised that even business professionals who are more in tune w gratuities n have perdiem money are not leaving a tip. Even the wealthiest 1% living in cocoplum aren't budging on tips!!! My biggest tip to date has come from a waitress, bless her heart!!!

It's beyond surprising that riders have a culture of tipping cabbies but not to a private driver who is going out of their way to deliver a pleasant and comfortable experience.

Expecting to get a tip on uber or lyft in this part of the country is like hoping to catch a glimpse of that elusive sasquatch.

Lastly, to end my rant, what is up with Lyft system where u can't see how much of a tip was given for a ride. That is ABSURD!!! I feel like a child, I can't see what's behind the wall ... lyft flaunts their platform for their ability to allow u to mk tips but the they hide this information behind smoking mirrors makes me feel like I'm dealing with a used car salesman - very disappointing!
Miami Natives are cheap @@@@s
 
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