I opened my partner App on Tuesday June 6 2017 and saw a screen asking if I wanted to start accepting tips. View attachment. My face is blurred for obvious reasons. I clicked accept and got a network error then never saw the screen again. Don't you love how glitchy the partner app is? I contacted support about this and after SEVERAL attempts got a straight answer. Often the replies I got from support had nothing to do with my question. Finally, they claimed it was a glitch and that Uber *MAY* roll out tipping due to "persistent requests from partner/drivers". Why would they have to ask whether a driver wants to accept tips or not? I find it rather sickening that they have it all ready but are simply waiting for the right public relation time to release it. Given how mismanaged Uber is as a company this could have been basically anytime in the last few years really. The news is that Travis Kalanick, God himself, might be suspended or placed on temporarily leave this week. This is on top of the non-stop mismanagement scandals that have hit the company in the last several months. The worst to drivers being the upfront fares scam. I hope the court case, whether driver or passenger side, goes somewhere. How can a third party take a cut out of earnings while ALSO pocketing additional money from the other party for a service that wasn't provided? It is unethical and corrupt. Anyway, back to the tipping function. This isn't a concession. This should have been a given. They are clearly doing this because of the ridiculous upfront fares robbery and other abusive tactics against drivers. Watch them reduce "Quest" promotions now. For too long Uber has treated us like low wage employees while not providing any benefits of employment. We must be diligent and persistent in confronting them at every issue. They need to operate like an American company and not a North Korean one.