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Weed smoking in the backseat is a weekly thing. not many outright start smoking in the back, but you can definitely smell it.
These days people start vaping in the back without asking. They always say it's just steam.
I am sure Uber is selling our information, but no I don't get any weird phone calls.
User acconnts getting hijacked has been happening ever since computers were invented. Uber is no exception.
Keep your passwords safe, folks.
"Can you keep the meter running while I do X, Y, and then Z?"
Who the heck uses flame-based flare these days.
Vinny, you a driver or a rider?
50% sounds right. Though, I've had candid talks with my passengers and they were surprised to be told not everyone tips. So it isn't that people tip 50% of the time. It's that 50% of the people never tip. They don't know or realize there's an expectation.
This will eventually change, as this cannot be sustained as a societal norm. (where some pay and some don't) An expectation or "commonsense" or "rule" will be established at some point, and EVERYONE will folow that. We just don't know where that norm will be set.
The only time you interact with customers and you don't get rated are:
Well, unless it was much worse a few months ago. Haha
In New England, we don't really see them much. Starting to see the bikes like Lime and those provided by MGH and Partners' Org.
Yeah, that's the worst when the rider claims we didn't pick them up. It becomes purely about your word against her word. God bless the webcam as it proves that the rider was on the car.
It's probably Uber.
I have always told people that, by driving taxis or Uber, you get a wide exposure to the general public, and you get to see the representation of who's out there. I too have realized that the great majority of the world is made up of good people (restoring my faith) but there's the rest that have issues, whether they are assholes, rude, criminals, etc. That subset will not go away as it's a societal thing.
Being a driver teaches me so much about the demographics. I can tell you the make up of society and attach a decent percentage. Who is gay, females, tall, business users, jerks vs. nice, etc. I should start a log book and come up with stats.
1-hour phone interview sounds intense though.
I read heavily. For the first 6 months I started I was playing massive amounts of iPhone games. At first, it was a bunch of free games, then I started to reach out to those game where you spend money to buy upgrades and such. Soon, I was spending $50 a day on stupid online currencies. Absolultely awful.
So now I read. I read physical books, not even kindle or something. I stack the up on my passenger seat. I usually swap between Time magazine (that I subscribe to), non-fiction, fanasy, and one more which is some humor book.
I hadn't read in 20 years before this but now I read 100s of pages a day. I have engaging conversations with riders as a result. I should be taking business expense deductions on these books!
UberPool = Bad Ratings
I am not sure if I'd say predominantly. However, there are plenty of factors for them leaving bad ratings and no factors for leaving good ratings.
Wow! They are that strict about this? I heard about the crack down at various airports but I thought that was more to do with pickup locations and not displaying the proper logos.
There’s actually a precedence where Uber will allow you to change your name or apply a nickname. I’m not sure if this will apply to your scenario, but try asking them.
Are the ads allowed on the external of the vehicle? Uber doesn't have rules around that, right?
Then again, they souldn't have access to other sd
Uber and Lyft started offering this to selected drivers in selected markets. Some drivers with good history gets to see the destination for the reasons you gave.
The whole reason it is hidden is so the drivers don't cherrypick their rides. Cherrypicking is bad because certain riders will not be assigned to drivers. This was a big issue with taxis and I believe it is even illegal. Imagine when a rider wants to go to certain areas, say an area that are high in crime or places that are difficult to get to due to traffic. Sure, some drivers will still accept, but this additional confusion had to be discouraged to avoid massive confusion. (In Boston, taxicabs hate going to East Boston or parts of Southie. East Boston requires toll to get back, and Southie has rough areas.)
While Uber and Lyft aren't mandated by city reguations, they are sensitive to this. The motivation may be more to do with customer service and for increased ridership.
In any case, some Uber drivers are given this elevated status if their acceptance rate is good, i.e. no prior cherrypicking.
Oh, I know this one. I think. Are you referring to how a driver, when at the top of the airport queue, can keep re-entering the queue if the ride is cancelled or super short?
Not sure if that’s what you are referring to. I don’t think it happens when the cancel is initiated by the driver though. But maybe.
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/)