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Uber is collecting TNC license fees

GoneUber

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Gotta love it. Just received a text from Uber stating that they are deducting the $11.01 TNC license from my earnings last week. WTH?!? If it's not one thing it's another.
 

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Old Rocker

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I got a similar text, but I have a double hit for the provisional and the two year. But it's been discussed before, I knew it was coming.
 

GoneUber

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No, just the one time for both licenses. I only drove two days last week, so it's an especially bad time to get hit with it.
Tell me about it. I only had a few fares last week myself. There are better employment opportunities for us. I'd rather go back to a corporate office than do this- at least it paid very well. Dang oil and gas recession!!
 

Old Rocker

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Since all payments at the permitting center have to be made at the cashier's window, it probably saves a lot of time waiting for your number to be called (took me 90 minutes both times), going to pay, then taking another number and waiting to show your receipt so you can pick up your picture license.
 

Old Rocker

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Tell me about it. I only had a few fares last week myself. There are better employment opportunities for us. I'd rather go back to a corporate office than do this- at least it paid very well. Dang oil and gas recession!!
I had a stomach bug last week, then the wife was sick for a day, and I had obligations for the weekend.

I have three college degrees, but I'm nearly 60, so no one is going to hire me because I'm a) overqualified and/or b) wouldn't be happy with the salary offered to someone much younger. But I have a pension and do some other gigs. I could get by without Uber, but the extra cash really helps and Ubering gets me out of the house.

And, honestly, I rather like it. Most days I actually make a "profit" after gas and Depends.
 

Cousinzent

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They got me months ago for the fee.... But I was well aware of it... I ha my drove in like 3 weeks and they keep emailing me saying... You are one of our top drivers!!! Please I drive very part time and will all the people they add every day, they don't miss me ... I have a friend they just deactivated cuz she didn't drive in over a month
 

Fuzzyelvis

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Since all payments at the permitting center have to be made at the cashier's window, it probably saves a lot of time waiting for your number to be called (took me 90 minutes both times), going to pay, then taking another number and waiting to show your receipt so you can pick up your picture license.
When I got the first one I paid myself at the same spot the paperwork was done.
 

GoneUber

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I had a stomach bug last week, then the wife was sick for a day, and I had obligations for the weekend.

I have three college degrees, but I'm nearly 60, so no one is going to hire me because I'm a) overqualified and/or b) wouldn't be happy with the salary offered to someone much younger. But I have a pension and do some other gigs. I could get by without Uber, but the extra cash really helps and Ubering gets me out of the house.

And, honestly, I rather like it. Most days I actually make a "profit" after gas and Depends.
Yes I have a degree too but was laid off from the oil and gas industry recently. I want something flexible so I can have more time with my family. I don't miss the corporate hustle but I never worried about money. I refuse to settle for just any position and recruiters keep telling me to accept less. No. Luckily I saved a lot as gas prices were tanking and the "pink slip" was more of a relief than burden.

I like the flexibility of Uber but I cannot trust a company where its "contractors" make less over time. That's so backwards to me. I'm blessed to not be solely dependent on Uber for my survival but I really feel for those who are for whatever reason. We just have to suck it up, change it or both.
 

UberNorthStar

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I wanted to pay my own TNC license fee of $11.01. Was told, "Uber would pay for it." Two weeks later there is a -$11.01 on my account waiting for me to drive again so they can get their money.

Be aware that there is a fee for a pickup at either airport that Uber is going to pay on your behalf, then take out of your paycheck.
 

Old Rocker

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I wanted to pay my own TNC license fee of $11.01. Was told, "Uber would pay for it." Two weeks later there is a -$11.01 on my account waiting for me to drive again so they can get their money.

Be aware that there is a fee for a pickup at either airport that Uber is going to pay on your behalf, then take out of your paycheck.
The airport pickup fee isn't added to the pax's fare?
 

UberNorthStar

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When I asked what the fees where when I received my airport sticker, I was told I had to talk to Uber. Maybe I a$$ume too much. If Uber is getting stuck with the fee, they have to get it back from someone. The cabbies are allowed to tac on an extra fee to each rider's fare to cover the fee.

<shrugs shoulders>
 

Old Rocker

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I haven't bothered yet to get the airport sticker. Doubt that I will, based on people saying they wait one to two hours in the airport lot waiting for a ping. (Of course, they could be getting pings like crazy and not letting out the secret!)
 

UberNorthStar

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Old Rocker said:
Of course, they could be getting pings like crazy and not letting out the secret!
True. I have been to Hobby a few times to see where the Uber drivers are. The ppl in the cell phone lot are not showing the trade dress.

I am still looking for commercial collision/comp/medical for me. Nice my pax would be covered in an accident as well as the other guy. My insurance will drop me should they learn I was driving for money. Thought I had it until Progressive refused to sell me the coverage they quoted me Sept 17 UNLESS I purchase the $22,000 liability policy that goes with it.

Will be either going to Austin for a one-on-one talk with the insurance commissioner or send a letter of complaint. I have a hard copy of the quote and was told the quote would cover my personal driving.
 

Old Rocker

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True. I have been to Hobby a few times to see where the Uber drivers are. The ppl in the cell phone lot are not showing the trade dress.

I am still looking for commercial collision/comp/medical for me. Nice my pax would be covered in an accident as well as the other guy. My insurance will drop me should they learn I was driving for money. Thought I had it until Progressive refused to sell me the coverage they quoted me Sept 17 UNLESS I purchase the $22,000 liability policy that goes with it.

Will be either going to Austin for a one-on-one talk with the insurance commissioner or send a letter of complaint. I have a hard copy of the quote and was told the quote would cover my personal driving.
I have Liberty Mutual, so supposedly they won't drop me for doing ride share, but I might still have issues should I be in an accident while the app is on. I guess the best defense is to be sure I'm not at fault.

My wife, who I mentioned tells me stories about her friend's friends ideas, said one of her friend's boyfriend, has regular 'Uber' riders he drives around off the clock, so to speak. I explained to my wife how that was a horrible idea from a risk management standpoint.
 
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