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Uber for Foxwoods Casino

kath8700

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I am a newbie to this blog, but came here to air my views on Foxwoods casino and "trying" to pick up passengers. They have no "Uber" pick up areas, so when the person presses that Uber button, you get their long/lat area, and then they move. 9 times out of 10 I have wasted a lot of time trying to find people, and had to leave empty handed. The 3 valets throw Uber drivers out. Is there an ambassador or anyone who could go to foxwoods and talk to them about Uber?I am to the point now that when my phone goes off, and it says Foxwoods, I just want to cry. I don't want to turn it down in order to keep my ratings, but I don't want to look like an idiot either by going around in circles for 45 minutes, and while doing that I am letting other riders go.
 

JaniceCT

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i wouldn't go on to property until pax tells you exactly where they are waiting. i would also spread the word to them how much mohegan sun is pr-uber and how they have 3 dedicated uber pickup spots
 

kath8700

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i wouldn't go on to property until pax tells you exactly where they are waiting. i would also spread the word to them how much mohegan sun is pr-uber and how they have 3 dedicated uber pickup spots
I can do that with a quick phone call to the rider, but,......don't we have some kind of an ambassador to start touching base with Foxwoods?
 

Simon

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Your rating will not take a hit for not accepting rides. Your acceptance rate will be the bearer of that. But dont sweat that at all. I had an acceptance rate of 52% and not a word from Uber about it.

Also make a rule for yiurself never to pick up a pax more than 10 minutes away. In addition find out your CPM (cost per mile) to operate your vehicle. You may find that its not profitable to even pick up at the casinos.

Get on our 2 way channel Zello search Uber CT. very helpful.

Good luck.
 

kath8700

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Your rating will not take a hit for not accepting rides. Your acceptance rate will be the bearer of that. But dont sweat that at all. I had an acceptance rate of 52% and not a word from Uber about it.

Also make a rule for yiurself never to pick up a pax more than 10 minutes away. In addition find out your CPM (cost per mile) to operate your vehicle. You may find that its not profitable to even pick up at the casinos.

Get on our 2 way channel Zello search Uber CT. very helpful.

Good luck.
OK just downloaded zello and added ct uber. Now just to figure out how to use it. Will try today.
 

UberTaxPro

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I am a newbie to this blog, but came here to air my views on Foxwoods casino and "trying" to pick up passengers. They have no "Uber" pick up areas, so when the person presses that Uber button, you get their long/lat area, and then they move. 9 times out of 10 I have wasted a lot of time trying to find people, and had to leave empty handed. The 3 valets throw Uber drivers out. Is there an ambassador or anyone who could go to foxwoods and talk to them about Uber?I am to the point now that when my phone goes off, and it says Foxwoods, I just want to cry. I don't want to turn it down in order to keep my ratings, but I don't want to look like an idiot either by going around in circles for 45 minutes, and while doing that I am letting other riders go.
1. get close to the pin
2. wait 5 minutes
3. pax shows up take trip, no pax shows up collect $10 cancellation fee
 

JaniceCT

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1. get close to the pin
2. wait 5 minutes
3. pax shows up take trip, no pax shows up collect $10 cancellation fee
only problem with that is they may ping you again. you give them a ride and little do you realize they are pissed at also paying a cancellation fee they know you got before, so they give you a bad rating
 

UberTaxPro

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only problem with that is they may ping you again. you give them a ride and little do you realize they are pissed at also paying a cancellation fee they know you got before, so they give you a bad rating
You can either:
1. go offline for a few minutes
2. accept the ping then cancel it
3. accept the ping and don't go to pick up. Don't answer phone or texts and wait for pax to cancel
4. accept the ping and try to find pax. This time the pax will help you find location because they won't want to get pinged for another $10 cancel fee!

Usually # 1 is enough but I have sparingly used all of the above methods. Getting that $10 cancel charge is one of the most rewarding things to me as an Uber driver. Its really the only chance we get to ping some of these Uppity pax that ping us all the time!
 

JaniceCT

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I would think if you go out of your way to go to the casinos you'd want the ride. Most likely the person doesn't live nearby
 

ReviTULize

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only problem with that is they may ping you again. you give them a ride and little do you realize they are pissed at also paying a cancellation fee they know you got before, so they give you a bad rating
Don't worry about ratings. Just smile and do the pickup. XL and Select pax are easier than X
 

kath8700

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You can either:
1. go offline for a few minutes
2. accept the ping then cancel it
3. accept the ping and don't go to pick up. Don't answer phone or texts and wait for pax to cancel
4. accept the ping and try to find pax. This time the pax will help you find location because they won't want to get pinged for another $10 cancel fee!

Usually # 1 is enough but I have sparingly used all of the above methods. Getting that $10 cancel charge is one of the most rewarding things to me as an Uber driver. Its really the only chance we get to ping some of these Uppity pax that ping us all the time!
don't get me wrong, I want to go and pick them up, but "don't ping me while your standing in a bar", cause my car is not going into the casino to find this bar. Because Foxwoods doesn't have specified pick up areas, the people feel that I MUST find you. This is a job, not a game of hide and seek, so is there anyone from Uber that can visit Foxwoods and make a difference?
 

BINNER

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No there isn't. Is that the answer you want? You keep asking the same question. We know as many people there as you do.... So the answer is NO.
 

kath8700

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No there isn't. Is that the answer you want? You keep asking the same question. We know as many people there as you do.... So the answer is NO.
Wow dude, really? Yes, I am looking for an answer, I don't type just so I can see what I wrote. And it looks like you are a newby also. So, are you telling me there is no one who from UBER goes from place to place to sell their product? You don't have to be so rude Binner.
 

BINNER

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Looks are deceiving then.... sorry you're so thin skinned. Write an email to the company, talk to someone at Foxwoods yourself....actually do something - I mean BESIDES complaining....
 

Skyhakw2472

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So, are you telling me there is no one who from UBER goes from place to place to sell their product?
The thing about Uber is that they don't play nice in a lot of areas, so they don't have to go in and sell their product. They basically throw the product down the throats of regulators and get enough people using the service that they can then have numbers to back up their reasoning for entering the areas with such force. They feel that they get enough users to use the service that they can then go to the regulators and show them all this data to back up their claim of why they should continue in that area. Uber is not like a normal business. They force their way at times. You can see plenty of that through the various forums that are around, or quick Google searches as well. When it comes to Uber business you cannot take the practical approach. You have to think like a runaway business that just throws their service out there and get numbers behind them to validate the service.
 

kath8700

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The thing about Uber is that they don't play nice in a lot of areas, so they don't have to go in and sell their product. They basically throw the product down the throats of regulators and get enough people using the service that they can then have numbers to back up their reasoning for entering the areas with such force. They feel that they get enough users to use the service that they can then go to the regulators and show them all this data to back up their claim of why they should continue in that area. Uber is not like a normal business. They force their way at times. You can see plenty of that through the various forums that are around, or quick Google searches as well. When it comes to Uber business you cannot take the practical approach. You have to think like a runaway business that just throws their service out there and get numbers behind them to validate the service.
Ahhhh, thank you for that answer, that's what I needed to hear. I called the transportation Director today at foxwoods and he is hell bent on NOT letting us in there. Why? IDK. All I can say on my part is, I will drop people off there, but when I get a ping to pick up, I am letting the damn thing time out. They treat us pretty rudely while sitting there waiting for a pax that's not showing up anyway.
 

borrowedtune

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Uber is a multi-billion dollar corporation. Foxwoods is a multi-billion dollar corporation. It's about money.

Kinda funny the guy went off on you though
 

kath8700

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Uber is a multi-billion dollar corporation. Foxwoods is a multi-billion dollar corporation. It's about money.

Kinda funny the guy went off on you though
Agree. It's an EGO thing! That's OK, at least I know I did my best to keep people safe, and he is not.
 
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