Uber Pro takes away your choices for worthless badges

Gigaddict

Active Member
Uber Pro just launched, but l'm NOT a fan of it. It's just a subtle pressure that promises dent repairs, savings on gas etc to turn you into a working horse for Uber for symbolic badges that invariably adds very little to your pocket. If you need to go back to college maybe...but Uber does not even clearly lay out how it a works. What if l signed up for college after meeting the requirements then fall below the required 4.85 ratings? Drop out? As an independent partner, l need to make decisions that promote my business, while abiding by Uber's contractual stipulations. But Uber Pro just prods you to do more for virtually nothing substantive regarding earnings. Finally, the prompts that comes up after EVERY trip to check your Pro status are just annoying. I'd rather not be a Pro!
 

The Entomologist

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Uber pros have been banned from the platform years ago.

Well, at least those who moved on to being "pro" in flex, the rest returned like a bad case of the herpes.
 

Ubereater

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Working for budges...sounds soo Soviet...LOL
Wondering how long it's gonna take before those Kalifornian commies introduce the "shock worker of communist labor" badge and the "hero of socialist labor" medal...

NO NEED TO TIP lmao
 

Gigaddict

Active Member
And seems like you've figured that out, which puts you ahead of 99% of the driver force.
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Working for budges...sounds soo Soviet...LOL
Wondering how long it's gonna take before those Kalifornian commies introduce the "shock worker of communist labor" badge and the "hero of socialist labor" medal...

NO NEED TO TIP lmao
And Pravda will be it's mouthpiece. With about 8000 trips, l have medals akin to the head of the Communist Party in the then Soviet Union. Lol!!!
 

Fozzie

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If you need to go back to college maybe...but Uber does not even clearly lay out how it a works.
For Uber to cover your college tuition, you need to start by filling out a FAFSA Federal Student Aid Application and apply for financial aid. Uber will pay the tuition balance of whatever financial aid doesn't cover. (Average driver financials considered, most drivers should qualify for enough financial aid to cover tuition, clearing Uber of having to pay for anything, and leaving you with yet another useless UberPro "benefit")
 

wicked

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For Uber to cover your college tuition, you need to start by filling out a FAFSA Federal Student Aid Application and apply for financial aid. Uber will pay the tuition balance of whatever financial aid doesn't cover. (Average driver financials considered, most drivers should qualify for enough financial aid to cover tuition, clearing Uber of having to pay for anything, and leaving you with yet another useless UberPro "benefit")

THIS!!
 

Gigaddict

Active Member
For Uber to cover your college tuition, you need to start by filling out a FAFSA Federal Student Aid Application and apply for financial aid. Uber will pay the tuition balance of whatever financial aid doesn't cover. (Average driver financials considered, most drivers should qualify for enough financial aid to cover tuition, clearing Uber of having to pay for anything, and leaving you with yet another useless UberPro "benefit")
Voila!! I have enough student loans heaped upon me already. And what you just referenced shows how oblique Uber can be. Uber has done some pretty good things the past year, but Uber Pro and its insistence on status without any clear financial benefit to partners is likely to fail: personally what matters to me is making the rider happy, not picking up every trip. That decision is mine to make!!!
 

UberDerrick

Active Member
Uber Pro just launched, but l'm NOT a fan of it. It's just a subtle pressure that promises dent repairs, savings on gas etc to turn you into a working horse for Uber for symbolic badges that invariably adds very little to your pocket. If you need to go back to college maybe...but Uber does not even clearly lay out how it a works. What if l signed up for college after meeting the requirements then fall below the required 4.85 ratings? Drop out? As an independent partner, l need to make decisions that promote my business, while abiding by Uber's contractual stipulations. But Uber Pro just prods you to do more for virtually nothing substantive regarding earnings. Finally, the prompts that comes up after EVERY trip to check your Pro status are just annoying. I'd rather not be a Pro!

The idea is to get drivers to drive more (especially during slow hours) and cancel less SO UBER CAN MAKE MORE MONEY while drivers are stuck with more gas cost, more car maintenance cost, more overhead.

UberPro benefits them, not us!
 

Gigaddict

Active Member
Does UBER really understand what it takes to maintain a vehicle that is endlessly on the road. Repairs can woefully expensive...
 

OtherUbersdo

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Does UBER really understand what it takes to maintain a vehicle that is endlessly on the road. Repairs can woefully expensive...
They know exactly what they are doing . They also know that this distraction will fool many if not most drivers into making poor decisions . When they figure it out they will introduce the next distraction that they will tell us comes from listening to us .
 

ANT 7

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Here is a recent meeting of Uber Pro drivers in San Franshitsco showing off their new badges.

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Alantc

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With this uber pro stuff. Uber ,just gives us driver's a little more money on our trips ,wait time and long pickup fees, At least do something for us
 

Gigaddict

Active Member
FIFY. This should be your primary goal. Riders happy is tertiary at best.

And why is this in News? There's no article.
Based on the Uber model, "HAPPY" has a completely different connotation. Anytime a rider steps out of car with a smile it means he/she felt: safe, received excellent service, satisfied, etc... you can't make money when every rider you drop off is unhappy with your service. That's why every business wants A HAPPY CUSTOMER FOR SERVICES RENDERED. CUSTOMER SERVICE 101!!!!!!!
 

Gigaddict

Active Member
FIFY. This should be your primary goal. Riders happy is tertiary at best.

And why is this in News? There's no article.
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Based on the Uber model, "HAPPY" has a completely different connotation. Anytime a rider steps out of car with a smile it means he/she felt: safe, received excellent service, satisfied, etc... you can't make money when every rider you drop off is unhappy with your service. That's why every business wants A HAPPY CUSTOMER FOR SERVICES RENDERED. CUSTOMER SERVICE 101!!!!!!!

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