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Tip? No. But I sort of want it.
It’s like how I purchased my Ford in the highest trim just so I can get the soft LED glow on the floorboard. Also the FORD metal lettering on the hood and also on the mud flaps.
Do you choose Uber or Lyft? Or do you get both. Having both would look ghetto
No. There are ways for Uber to know whether the photo is old, re-used, altered, etc. Take a look at this post:
How is Uber fighting back against Cleaning Fees Scams?
Isn't that illegal? Yes, the cars are the drivers', and they should be able to do whatever they want in it. They also need to protect themselves and webcams are one of the few ways they do that.
One time I had to drive three five year olds and they each brought her own booster seat. It was adorable. They were going to one of the girls' birthday party. Yes, mom was there.
I don’t think you have to worry. What you don’t realize is that there are people who intentionally slam the door because it’s fun or whatever. Happens all the time with the drunk frat boys who have too much energy. Surprised my window hasn’t yet shattered
The drivers do prefer cash, but that’s not what changes the ratings of you. See, drivers mostly rate you right after the ride and before moving on to the next customer. The problem? They rate you before they see how much you tipped or whether you tipped.
If you tip cash, they’ll rate you knowing you left a tip hence you may get a better positive ratings
Of course, you tipping in the app won’t prompt drivers to give you negative ratings, but you may have left an opening where they may think you may not.
It is SO hard to go one mile down to the next exit. I mean, who has 2.5 minutes to waste?
Yeah, the brake lights overexposed the video and you can't read the plate. Bummer, man.
I qualify for UberXL, but 90% of my rides are UberX. Total bummer, as I thought a larger car would net me much more money. It stinks because I am incurring higher gas mileage to receive UberXs.
Then again, those 10% of the times, I make boosted revenue, so it definitely helps.
You should also keep in mind that this changes significantly from day to day. Say on the weekends, I get way many more XL requests. It also depends on where I am too.
Good stuff. thanks.
I have gotten several trips from Boston Logan that were about a 100 miles. To Portsmouth, NH, Springfield, MA, and Hartford, CT. All very lucrative because they are right off of Interstates so I can travel great distance in a short period. I will admit that the return requests haven't been kind, but I definitely came out on top on those days.
I spoke to these passengers, and they all did this due to flight arrangements or to save costs on airfare. Sometimes, it's much cheaper to take UberXs from city to city as the last leg of the flight.
OK, I will bite. ...but where's the company name?!
I have never met, spoken to, or saw a post of a driver had who had perfect 5.00, assuming he or she had been driving for a few months. Say 500 rides.
No, I’m not doubting you. I’m just honored.
Right, it's the kids who are out on a Wednesday. Adults aren't out there drinking and going out. They are probably busy driving the kids around. :)
I was going to say that the big day was the Saturday prior. All the Halloween parties and themed bar/restaurant events. The truth though? It didn't seem as busy as regular weekend. I guess the demand kept up until later, maybe?
I was told by another driver that I should have been out during the day on Saturday. like 1~4PM.
Ummm...thank you. I was excited to open it at first, but then for everything it basically says I need consent from all parties.
So naturally, I have to know what constitutes a "consent." It actually makes me wonder
Here's what it says for me: "The recording, interception, use or disclosure of any conversation, whether in person or via wire or telephone, without the consent of all the parties is prohibited. However, telephone equipment, which is furnished to a phone company subscriber and used in the ordinary course of business, as well as office intercommunication systems used in the ordinary course of business, is excluded from the definition of unlawful interception devices."
It is sturdy as I have it attached to the metal rail beneath my seat. However I will admit, when I try to yank the phone off with one hand, the arm bends and is annoying.
I’d like to say I don’t take it off often, but I do. I have headsets and all, but I type much faster when the phone is actually in my hand. Plus I play games between fares.
While I agree, most of us cannot leave our phone or ipad in the car. People would break in pretty quick if I left it in there.
Good call on the iPad though. I would take that out less than I would a phone.
I got the arm one that permanently attaches to the metal seat frame
Something like this.
There was a thread on this forum that Philly drivers get paid tolls on bridges for both directions even though they only have to pay for one direction. (Passed on to customers.) I wonder if it’s related
it does happen to me from time to time. I-95 in New Hampshire for example. Uber is very good about refunding me later though. Then again, like you said, all errors will benefit them for sure.
This is what I have to say about that.
I am glad you updated the question. The seeing (or not seeing) destinations is a pretty widely discussed topic. There are drivers who argue that they cannot see the rider information like names, gender, exact pickup locations, etc..
In my personal opinion, I think this is a slippery slope. This information the drivers are asking for can be used to discriminate against the ridership. While they may argue that they can choose what clients to pickup, it shouldn't be based on race, gender, age, etc.
Remember this mantra of being an Uber driver:
You make money by driving the rush or driving the drunks.