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When I was a young kid, I used to assume of a wonderful future.
Now I am seeing the future, and I realize it's just a bunch of people sitting on the couch waiting for things to arrive. (whether it's Amazon box, food or their driver)
Yeah, I get that. Like a MiniVAN that GOes. That’s a stretch though. A van is a car type. It doesn’t describe how it is a rideshare, and how it provides transportation for kids.
By their theory, even anything the letters with CAR would be okay. Caroline. Carriage. Carousel, Cartwheel.
Then again, I guess there are services Called Carma and Cargo, huh.
Vango... I get it. Like the painter. but that has nothing to do with rideshare or transportation. It misses the creativity in my opinion.
Those two lines you picked out do seem idealistic (cats and dogs living in harmony), they do speak to two biggest complaints about Uber.
So those are pretty strong points in my opinion. I will agree however, but in this Indiegogo pitch, I don't see anything
Sounds a bit harsh, but I hope they can take these as constructive criticism, because if they are wondering why no one is following, this is the reason why. (If they are even reading this.)
You guys know your sh*t.
No. They do this to prevent drivers from cherry picking.
Oh, man. So sorry to hear this. I’ve plowed over a group of turkeys once, and it haunted me for years
My worst nightmare is hitting a live person but this comes close.
Always been meaning to, keeping a paper log, but I have not.
I used to just assume every mile driven (while with customer) was one dollar profit. That’s been my guideline.
Guru answer is dead on. And it’s super annoying if you are the only driver. I sometimes would have to leave the location to make it stop.
Imagine a scenario where the ride was declined or cancelled and the rider is still trying to find a ride. How awkward to be matched up again.
Pay scale for seniority, I disagree with. It doesn't mean that people who've been driving longer are better drivers.
Rather than paying by seniority, what about a different pay scale for better rated drivers? So if you are 4.90, you get paid more than those at 4.6. Of course, for this to work, the added cost will NOT be passed on to the consumer, but that should be alright. The company will pay less for lowly rated drivers to offset the cost.
Full disclaimer, my experience is with Uber, so it may be different for Lyft. However, Lyft has been known to be looser for the pickup areas, so I hope this will help.
You shouldn't have to create "two" accounts. In fact, they won't allow you to have two identities, so it'd be a red flag if you tried to open two accounts. Don't do that!
In terms of switching regions, they are pretty good at giving you the region you want. You just have to file a request, and they will do the necessary paperwork and background checks to satisfy you for the new reason. Driver do switch all the time.
In terms of being eligible to drive in multiple regions, you should be okay there too. I know other drivers who requested they'd be able to drive for multiple, and they were given access. They are vague about confirming your status, but yes, if you are getting ride requests, you should be good.
Remember - there are people who live right on the border of PA and MD, let's say. So they are used to giving such access with flexibility. PA requires the in-state inspection, so you may be on the hook for that if you don't already have one, but as long as you got the requirements figured out, you should be good.
So...contact them and see what they say!
The drivers are trying to hide and mask something else. It could be the smell of the driver or something from the previous passenger
This is an old stereotype of taxicabs. That was often to coverup the smell of the drivers who rarely take showers.
There’s a lot I want them to know, but I’m not sure if I got thing I don’t want them to know.
I definitely don’t want them to know about the previous passenger who was obviously a working girl with no underwear?
I like it.
You are right. I guess it's just giving a voice...an area to enter our "excuse." but I like it.
Is this really controversial? They can do whatever they want in their own app.
Give drivers their voice. I actually prefer to remain a contractor, thank you. Once we become an employee, they may dictate the hours I drive, where I drive, which rides I can pick up, etc. etc. That would stink.
What car that's less than 12 years old (or whatever the requirement is) not have an A/C?
So, it looks like you get a bunch of warnings. So at the end of the day, we don't really know when riders will be deactivated.
I appreciate this message though, and it's a good step in the right direction. I hope it'll keep the riders in check.
This is a real good question and a very real scenario.
I'd say you cancel it. You can avoid a one-star rating if you cancel before a pickup. This isn't your fault. You are just playing under the rules set by Uber. I wouldn't blame you at all.
I don't know. Will he be in a condition to call a car and hop in one?
I'd say order him a car service with a private driver and explain the situation. It may cost a bit more, but I think the extra precaution will be important. You can make a reservation, you can have the contact of the driver, you just get a personal service that I think your father needs.
Uber drivers have been in the news for abandoning passengers on the side of the road. You wouldn't want that for your father.
This all depends on the market, because the competition level heavily varies from market to market. In many, I don't think it matters.
It also matters what time you are working. You will be surprised that if you drove during the day, during slow times, those will hurt the fulltime drivers the most.
Even with that said, this is your life and your choice. No one can dictate whether you can work overtime or not.
The car you get with UberXL, can be a numbr of different cars, so there's always a chance you get a smaller SUV. So watch out for that.
and the problem here is that the driver doesn't have to pick up big cargo items. and they hate it when you have big items that needs to be loaded. It can take time in loading and it can damage their cars. They will definitely not like it. (I wouldn't.)
I would request a UberXL, and immediately call the driver to see if he is willing to do so. By some luck, you would get one that doesn't mind and will do the task for you. Make sure to mention upront that you would tip handsomely. (Don't wait until it's over and offer. Just offer upfront.)
Not sure if this is a formal movement, but I have heard vocal groups of rideshare drivers discussing this.
At high level, they are against the illusion of transparency and flexible work schedule that Uber promotes. They feel that as independent workers, they should be able to see the rides they are accepting and decide where to work and what riders to pick up.
They also feel unfair where the riders can see a lot about them but the drivers cannot. For example, riders can see the gender and race of the drivers, but the drivers cannot. If riders can discriminate why can't the drivers?
I stopped paying attention to any types of driver promotions and incentives. Lyft started this trend earlier and Uber is all over it now.
It’s an obvious attempt to confuse the drivers so they don’t really know how much they’re making. They will do this to make us work harder while making less money.