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Oh, please tell me this exists.
No reason it's not a 5 star
Are we talking about the employment vs contracting thing again? It seems it always comes down to that.
Wait, who is contacting the drivers? People pretending to be Uber users? Like riders?
That isn't hacking. That's just being an asshole rider.
You usually know which rides tend to be for the shopping or groceries. It's usually in inner cities and those large shopping complexes. There is one in Southie (that's Boston) that has Target, Stop & Shop - I think, Home Depot, etc. Most people who go there don't have cars so they are lined up outside waiting for their Ubers.
Better avoid that area!
I actually remember seeing the 200 burgers and being not that impressed. You can fit like 20~30 burgers in a single brown bag, and a few of those would be in a larger plastic bag with handles. A couple of guys would be able to carry them all.
The location was very cool about it and after a few times, they started expecting it. We would call and they'd tell us to come pick them up at a certain time. (No online orders back then.) I think we used to give them 2 hours or something.
Seeing how this was never an issue for the stores, we feel like we learned important lessons:
- Those McDonald's store freezers store heck of a lot more than 200 patties and buns. They must have 1000s delivered at once.
- The world is a big place. Thinking how many customers visit a single location in a day (plus the drive-thru), we realized they must serve 100s of burgers (maybe even 1000+) a day during those lunches and dinner times. Ordering 200 didn't even faze them.
Maybe best to take the bus from Waltham. The best bet is finding the Express Buses like 505 that takes you directly to downtown with limited stops. I used to take it when I lived in Waltham with my parents.
Check it out: https://www.mbta.com/schedules/505/line
You can even by a monthly pass and save money.
This reminds me of the time me and my fraternity brothers ordered 200 cheeseburgers because they had a deal for $0.29 a burger. We didn’t have Uber back then
Yes, but that's for the pax. F the drivers.
probably people who have never taken a taxi. this happens with suburban or rural customers a lot.
they see commercials of uber or any car service, and its always a scene where the driver is putting the suitcases into the trunk, as the family happily gets into the cozy backseat. that's the thing. it doesn't create a nice shot if it's just them getting off of the car at the airport. the ad has to scream it came with a great experience and great customer service.
And the driver made $4.50. True story.
and I bet the driver got $5.
I a a driver and I don't discriminate passengers. I know some do and go too out of the way to do so (to be discriminate), but that isn't me. I don't think I can judge them based on the limited information I get the request.
It's more the distance we have to drive. What's broken with the system is that we get a request from several miles and minutes away only to be awarded a 2 mile ride, resulting in a negligible profit. I know that isn't the rider's fault, but we cannot keep doing this as drivers.
There is something wrong with the system when you have to ask this.
Well, if you are talking to the company in general and nothing to do with covid, yeah, Lyft is less distracted and focused on providing transportation. Many agree that it shows.
Their pricing is a lot more stable and they are not trigger happy around surge pricing. As a driver I definitely notice this. I heard that this is due to their algorithm is not as advanced as Uber's, but I think it's less greed.
You'd think I'd like Uber as a driver for more surges, but customers aren't stupid either.
I don't think anyone cares these days.
The proof are the customers of Northeast. The cars are constantly dirty from the bad weather. The pax would understand. Perhaps there's an element of impression but I doubt it'll make them drop a star from rating or affect the tip as they step out.
Am I wrong?
I don't know the answer but I think the restaurants just receive the order, prepare the food, and leave it there for the driver to take, right? I am not sure in which step in the process, they can review the driver and cancel or modify. So I am suspecting the answer is no.
You would have to submit a formal request to Uber of your location changes. If you just open up the app in Connecticut, you won't receive any requests.
They are usually pretty good about allowing you to switch. However, the state laws and local Uber may come into play. For example, if CT states you have to have CT license plate for you to function a rideshare, they obviously won't approve your request. You'd have to formally change addresses, update your registration, and get a CT plate first. Yuck, I know.
They do. Sort of. I think they either got bought or at least signed some partnership with Uber, and they started selling all kinds of stuff like phone chargers and Nintendo Switch. It's like one of those vending machines at the airports that sell PlayStations and Bose headsets.
I think that was Uber's attempt to break into retail. They wanted to make every car a moving storefront.
I know it was only available in some markets. No idea what they are doing now.
Random swag. T-shirts, keychains, stressballs, stickers, cards, stuff like that. corporate passengers in cambridge.
Here's an advice. To be a good rideshare driver, you have to be mindful of the demand of people's travel. At first, you have to do this consciously. Check your local Amtrak schedules, look up local events, when and which restaurants are busy. You have to do this while also gauging the *supply*, ie other drivers.
The good news is that you will quickly learn and go into a routine. You will just naturally know, and it becomes a part of your shift.
Further advice: here are the hot times, at least wher eI am, and usually in urban areas:
Keep track of your hot and popular times!
Wait, I got it. To see the Uber acceptance rate and cancellations, you have to log into the web dashboard, it will display the metrics there. (https://partners.uber.com/login/)
This brings up a question whether Uber actually cares about these metrics anymore. They obviously track it (as you can see it in web), but the fact that they have hidden it from app makes me think they don't care anymore.
There was a court dealing on this where Uber cannot deactivate the drivers for low acceptance rates. We are independent contractors and do not have to take rides we do not want to.
I justed posted this elsewhere, but since this is the same question, I will re-post.
It looks like you can no longer see the acceptance rates and cancellations in the new Uber mobile app. To see the those Uber acceptance rate and cancellations, you have to log into the web dashboard, it will display the metrics there. (https://partners.uber.com/login/)