The Unicorn that Got Away

pvtandrewmalone

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I was in Atlantic City Friday Night. On Saturday morning I had my destination filter set to LaGuardia Airport sitting in Bally's Casino. Got a "long trip" ping which cancelled 10 seconds later. Destination NYC. Then got the same ping two more times, both cancelled.

I guess the girl didn't like my Chevy Cobalt or had another driver in mind. Oh well...I actually made more money gambling then with Uber.
 

Dug_M

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I was in Atlantic City Friday Night. On Saturday morning I had my destination filter set to LaGuardia Airport sitting in Bally's Casino. Got a "long trip" ping which cancelled 10 seconds later. Destination NYC. Then got the same ping two more times, both cancelled.

I guess the girl didn't like my Chevy Cobalt or had another driver in mind. Oh well...I actually made more money gambling then with Uber.
Now that's interesting (144 mi), I was under the impression that the DF was only good for 60 miles... I go to AC to visit friends but the last time I tried (a few months ago) I could not set it...
 

pvtandrewmalone

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I saw more than a few black TLC Suburbans in AC. I doubt they were all working Uber, but some probably were and might take an X fare just to get back.

As for DF, they seem to have changed it recently... Now you can set as far as Boston and DC.
 

Uberana

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I was in Atlantic City Friday Night. On Saturday morning I had my destination filter set to LaGuardia Airport sitting in Bally's Casino. Got a "long trip" ping which cancelled 10 seconds later. Destination NYC. Then got the same ping two more times, both cancelled.

I guess the girl didn't like my Chevy Cobalt or had another driver in mind. Oh well...I actually made more money gambling then with Uber.
This is a classic example of how most everthing favors the rider. They can can cherry pick without any repercussions. They probably didnt inur a cancel fee either. If the drivers cherry pick, we get a warning that we may get deactivated.
 

PorkRollUberAndCheese

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This is a classic example of how most everthing favors the rider. They can can cherry pick without any repercussions. They probably didnt inur a cancel fee either. If the drivers cherry pick, we get a warning that we may get deactivated.

I would complain to at least get a cancellation fee out of it.
 

MaximusMurkimus

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I missed out on a 2.4 pool ride from Perth Amboy to Trenton one night. I bet they saw the price and had regrets. Got the cancellation fee but it wasn't the same man....
 

ibeam23

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I missed out on a 2.4 pool ride from Perth Amboy to Trenton one night. I bet they saw the price and had regrets. Got the cancellation fee but it wasn't the same man....
Ouch. I've had a few cancel on me with big surge and a long ride. The cancellation fee just isn't the same. Lol
 

SuzeCB

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Why is anyone surprised that Uber would favor the customer? They are the ones with the money. It's called customer service. If you worked in any retail or service industry and a customer complained to your manager about your performance or your appearance or your attitude or anything, you would be immediately put on the defensive by that manager, unless the manager knew you very well and knew you to not fit the description given by the customer. Uber does not know anyone of us very well. They put us on the defensive while they figure out the truth, or at least cover their own asses with regard to any attached liability. Same as any other business would do.

You are in a business relationship with Uber. Uber is not your family member, friend, or lover. Its first allegiance, if it is going to continue, has to be to the passenger until the driver is cleared.
 

Lightning1181

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You are in a business relationship with Uber. Uber is not your family member, friend, or lover. Its first allegiance, if it is going to continue, has to be to the passenger until the driver is cleared.
Oh, but Goober is my lover. It is constantly pulling on my chain and leaving me wanting more. If that ain't love, than what is??
 

UberSchmuber

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I get cancellations occasionally, probably people hoping for a Suburban or Yukon instead of a "Taurus X". When they ask what the X stands for, I tell them it's a mutant Taurus with the special ability to get them and 5 other passengers where they want to go unnoticed. Shame about that trip though. I'd do that twice a day and retire at 70.
 

Canteev

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This is a classic example of how most everthing favors the rider. They can can cherry pick without any repercussions. They probably didnt inur a cancel fee either. If the drivers cherry pick, we get a warning that we may get deactivated.

So true. Last week, I had a 26% cancellation rate. I think I canceled 10 rides from 40 requests. Of those cancellations, three or four were because the rider placed the pin in the middle of highways. After that, I canceled on a couple of riders that I knew would ding my ratings based on their attitude on the phone. The only time I canceled on a rider where it wasn't necessarily merited was when a 2nd pax was added on a Pool ride before I could stop new requests. Even though most of my cancellations were mev
Why is anyone surprised that Uber would favor the customer? They are the ones with the money. It's called customer service. If you worked in any retail or service industry and a customer complained to your manager about your performance or your appearance or your attitude or anything, you would be immediately put on the defensive by that manager, unless the manager knew you very well and knew you to not fit the description given by the customer. Uber does not know anyone of us very well. They put us on the defensive while they figure out the truth, or at least cover their own asses with regard to any attached liability. Same as any other business would do.

You are in a business relationship with Uber. Uber is not your family member, friend, or lover. Its first allegiance, if it is going to continue, has to be to the passenger until the driver is cleared.

Not a close comparison. At a retail store, the worker doesn't possess the product. The customer is paying for a good that is sold by the store owner. Uber's service is to match the customer with a driver. The driver IS the product.
 
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