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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.
Scallions for me. Grocery tips are surprisingly common. And I drive in the city too, not near farms.
Haven't you heard? Uber can charge whatever they want now. Basically, Uber charges whatever the rider is willing to pay. It isn't based on time and distance anymore.
Uber quietly has updated their official pricing policy, and they updated their websites and disclaimers too.
Do you know what's really messed up? The drivers aren't even told how much the rides are, and they are only paid a negotiated rate based on time and distance. So they get paid the same amount regardless of what the riders are paying. It's not a percentage anymore.
That’s pretty cool. Now I just have to find where they are. :)
Huh? I don’t know what UberEats Food Truck is. Do I call and request it?
If it isn’t that, how’s it different from any other UberEats.
Did we have to help them before? Are there services for that?
What about drivers who aren’t physically able to do that. This can’t be a law.
Sad indeed. Big $35B dream is gone. Selling their scooter is a direct admission their *Renting* business has failed
Driving an Uber is all mental. We drive people day in and day out. Staring at the ratings is one way we can keep track of our lives.
Well, in general, the demographics of people who take Ubers are younger generation. Not sure about beautiful but younger more affluent people take them, sure. Then it also depends on where. If your husband chooses to drive in downtown Boston like Back Bay or Financial District, he’d definitely see young female professionals. This is even more true near campuses, like in Cambridge.
Not sure if drivers are all that successful in meeting females while driving for Uber but that’s hard to comment specific to your husband. Yes, the encounters are there, but I’m thinking it’s easier to meet someone at a bar than driving for an Uber
Not really for “everyone.” It’s for everyone who has money.
LOL. Sitting up front AND silent? Yeah, that's crazy.
I am surprised to hear you still get passengers who ride up front. Unless, of course it's a party more than 3.
Uber pays so little for the time waiting, that I would never take this deal. I want to be paid a living wage, like $15 to $20.
Wait, Uber charges like $0.30~ a minute, so that translates to $18~20? (minus their commissions) OK, I will do it. I am in!
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/)