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UberAssist In LA

Discussion in 'Los Angeles & Orange County' started by UberComic, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. UberComic

    UberComic Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Got this email to do UberAssist. As much as I like to help out elderly and handicapped PAX, it seems like it would just make it more likely for me to get calls further than ten minutes away. Plus quick cancel doesn't work anymore. If Uber cut their commission on these trips, I would consider it though.

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  2. arto71

    arto71 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    los angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    So you're not taking advantage of free training
     
  3. Fuzzyelvis

    Fuzzyelvis Well-Known Member

    Location:
    houston
    Driving:
    UberX
    Why would you want trips that oay the same as uberx but will likely take longer to load and unload etc?

    What Uber should do is not take their 20% to make up for the extra time and effort involved.

    It might be a way to get more trips when uberx is slow and there's a special event but at other times it wouldn't be worth it.

    There's a reason government subsidizes these sorts of services and/or mandates a % of the fleet be equipped to do them.
     
  4. arto71

    arto71 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    los angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    When uber launched this very program in
    Chicago ,it had % 0 introductory Commission.
    Why Should I Register?
    • The opportunity to HELP others
    • 0% INTRODUCTORY COMMISSION on ALL UberASSIST trips
    • UberASSIST Training AT NO COST provided by Open Doors Organization
    • Provides an additional way to increase your earnings
     
  5. UberComic

    UberComic Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    I can't see many drivers doing this training knowing they won't be making more on each trip. Uber can't charge any more than a regular trip to avoid backlash, but they should give drivers and incentive to do them by waving commissions. It's going to take extra time and fuel to do these pickups, and drivers are on thin margins as it is.
     

  6. YouWishYouKnewMe

    YouWishYouKnewMe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Yet another invitation from Uber to work more for less
    Uber eats
    Uber ****s
    Uber pool
    Soon they'll have Uber porter
    Help with groceries so you can cart ppl to and from Ralph's for the same rates
     
  7. UberComic

    UberComic Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberSELECT
    Chicago got reduced commissions for veteran drivers as well. UberLA needs to step it up.
     
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  8. UberFrolic

    UberFrolic Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX

    "INTRODUCTORY". That means after like 2 weeks back to regular commission.


    "But this is another chance for more earnings!!"
     
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  9. UberFrolic

    UberFrolic Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Is uber that fkn stupid that I'll do these type of rides for UberX pricing ?? Ahahaahahhhaahahhahahhaahahahaha.


    I would love to help the elderly and disabled but this is fkn ridiculous.


    I know someone personally who works for Access that government funded assistance program for physically disabled etc and I'm sure he makes way more than .80 cents a mile LOL!!!
     
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  10. groovyguru

    groovyguru Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Planet Earth
    Uber especially targets marketing to PAX with gastronomical disorders.
     
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  11. Showa50

    Showa50 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles - Highland Park
    Driving:
    UberX
    Huh?
    Still working for me. Are you experiencing something different?
    Skipping is most likely going to be around for a long time. Its the only way to tell the system you're not driving for less.

    BTW, I signed up for the Wednesday session if anyone wants to meetup before or after PM me. I hope to have my flyers by then to share.
     
  12. Super Uber Bob

    Super Uber Bob Active Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Driving:
    UberX
    Yeah, I don't see the sense (or cents) in spending the extra time to do this Uber Assist. Does it really matter how our time is wasted? Either the PAX makes us wait, or we're taking the extra time needed for the riders who need extra help. That's what Access is for, and I'm not going to do it for UberX fares....
     
  13. Not Me

    Not Me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Driving:
    UberPLUS
    Yeah, I got that email too. F uber! I'm not F ing taking a 2 hour class to drive X, and help .... (fill in the blank), for ****ty money.

    Whom ever does this, is truly worse than a noob.
     
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  14. Scenicruiser

    Scenicruiser Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Orange county
    I don't mind taking the extra time to help pax that need assistance, but I don't trust uber enough to be put on thier dunce list for 30 minute pings.
     
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  15. chi1cabby

    chi1cabby Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Driving:
    UberTAXI
  16. Not Me

    Not Me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Driving:
    UberPLUS
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  17. SCdave

    SCdave Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA / OC
    Driving:
    UberX
    Please show us Drivers the the money.

    Helping others - I have no problem.
    Helping Uber without being compensated - problem.

    Good luck to all who go for this. Bad deal in my book.

    Local government agencies spend big money on providing transportation services for elderly and those with special needs. Uber wants Drivers to do this for bupkis.
     
  18. nicoj36

    nicoj36 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Driving:
    UberX
    Exactly. I had a disabled pax before who needed assistance getting in the car, putting the seatbelt on, loading wheelchair in the trunk and etc. I helped and everything with putting him back to his wheelchair and not even a tip of increased fare. What a joke.
     
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  19. Not Me

    Not Me Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Driving:
    UberPLUS
    Sooo, will you pick up another disabled person in the future? I think I know your answer.
     
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  20. Shakey Jake

    Shakey Jake Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Burbank
    I would have never done that because it is a huge liability issue.

    Uber is very fond of volunteering your time and effort for free. As long as it does not cost Uber anything they are all for it.
     
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